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The U.S. Supreme Court has been hard at work, ensuring that all Americans have the right the own handguns.

Of course, with fifty million potential gunshot wound victims without health insurance, one would think that the Founding Fathers might have anticipated the need for a universal right to healthcare in the Constitution too, no?

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Watch this one carefully, especially if it makes it past California and to the U.S. Supreme Court. It could be big.

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The healthcare verdict

06.10.2005

I was reserving judgment on yesterday’s Supreme Court Decision on healthcare because I wanted to give everyone a chance to calm down before reacting. With public healthcare practically the Canadian religion, passions are undertstandably running high. Half the country is in hysterics because they’re afraid of the door being open to a two-tier system that […]

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Supreme court to Parliament: ball’s in your court

12.09.2004

The Canadian Supreme Court issued its decision on gay marriage today in a historic judgement that essentially kicked the issue back into the hands of lawmakers: In a landmark ruling, Canada’s Supreme Court said the government was within its constitutional rights to change the definition of marriage to allow gay and lesbian weddings. [ . […]

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Gay marriage ruling expected Thursday

12.05.2004

The Supreme Court of Canada is set to issue its ruling on gay marriage on Thursday: The ruling will be handed down just two months after the court heard a high-profile reference case from the federal government — an unusually short period of deliberation in such a seemingly complex case. The reference, launched after appellate […]

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Why Bush’s re-election scares me

11.14.2004

Because of things like this: Republican senator who has questioned whether an abortion opponent could win approval to the U.S. Supreme Court must agree to back President Bush’s nominees if he is to head the committee acting on those nominations, the Senate’s Republican leader said. Bush has four years to fill Supreme Court seats with […]

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Gay marriage now legal in Nova Scotia

09.24.2004

Gay marriage is now legal in Nova Scotia. That makes 5 of 10 provinces and 1 of 3 territories to date to legalize gay marriage. Within the year it will likely be legal everywhere, marking a giant step forward for human rights in Canada. In the meantime, several American states are proposing constitutional amendments to […]

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More court rulings

06.30.2004

Religious Jews will be allowed to build succahs, according to the Supreme Court of Canada, who ruled against their condo association that was trying to limit them from doing so: In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the state can’t regulate personal religious beliefs. “A claimant need not show some sort of objective religious obligation, […]

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ISPs don’t have to pay royalties

06.30.2004

And speaking of important court rulings today, our supreme court at home has been tackling an important issue: music downloads. Today, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that ISP’s don’t have to pay royalties to musicians to compensate them for the lost revenue from people downloading their music for free: The court ruled that companies that […]

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Supreme Court rules fence must be rerouted

06.30.2004

In a landmark ruling with countless political implications, the Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that a 30 km stretch of the security fence must be re-routed in order to avoid negatively affecting the quality of life of the Palestinian people living nearby. This ruling has sent shockwaves through the Israeli, Palestinian, and international communities. The […]

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