In Cake Case, SCOTUS Sweetens Legal Landscape For State Legislatures To Reintroduce Religious Freedom Laws

You’d think it was a joke. Two gay men walking into a cake shop. They explore the options and start conversing with the cake master about what would be best for their big, fat gay wedding. You’d think the baker would be happy to oblige, given that same-sex couples tend to have a higher household incomes than opposite-sex couples. At the end of the day, … Continue reading In Cake Case, SCOTUS Sweetens Legal Landscape For State Legislatures To Reintroduce Religious Freedom Laws

Pride & Prejudice: Stigmas And Stereotypes Stack The Deck Against LGBT Asylum Seekers

Prior to the passage of the Real I.D. Act, there was a presumption of credibility in favor of asylum applicants and numerous safeguards provided by case law and several federal jurisdictions. As one court has held, “[A]bsent an explicit finding that a specific statement by the petitioner is not credible we are required to accept that her testimony is true.”[63] But the Real I.D. Act stripped away those safeguards…. Continue reading Pride & Prejudice: Stigmas And Stereotypes Stack The Deck Against LGBT Asylum Seekers

BREAKING: Paul Ryan NOT Running for Re-Election. BYE FELICIA! 💁‍♀️

News broke early this morning as several news outlets announced that US House Speaker Paul Ryan will not be seeking reelection. This is great news for those of us who have seen his tenure as speaker as downright dismal when it comes to health care and giant corporate tax giveaways to the super wealthy. Here are some reactions: Dear House Republicans: Speaker Paul Ryan understands … Continue reading BREAKING: Paul Ryan NOT Running for Re-Election. BYE FELICIA! 💁‍♀️

FBI Wanted Records of Payments to Women in Raid on Trump Lawyer

The FBI was in search of records of payments to women to keep them quiet about affairs President Trump allegedly had with them, according to the New York Times. The search warrant carried out by the FBI in New York City sought information about two women in particular: Karen McDougal, an ex-Playboy Model who was paid $150,000 by the National Enquirer to keep quiet about … Continue reading FBI Wanted Records of Payments to Women in Raid on Trump Lawyer