Category Archives: Politics

Missouri Executes Man For Murder Amidst Racial Concerns

UPDATE: Leon Taylor was executed early Wednesday morning. He was sentenced to death by an all-white jury in 1999 for murder a gas station attendant in front of the victim’s 8-year-old stepdaughter. Taylor, 56, died just minutes after receiving a lethal injection at a prison in Bonne Terre, Missouri, the Associated Press reported. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster… Read More »

Michigan Officials: March Same-Sex Marriages From The State Are “Void”

“[I]t is as if the marriages never existed,” Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette argues. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Andrew Burton / Getty Images WASHINGTON — The impact of the shifting court rulings on same-sex couples' marriage rights was made unambiguously clear by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in a Friday night court filing: “[F]rom a legal standpoint,”… Read More »

Justices Clarence Thomas And Antonin Scalia Are Not Happy

They apparently wish the Supreme Court had heard appeals of cases challenging states’ bans on same-sex couples’ marriages. Justices Clarence Thomas, left, and Antonin Scalia AFP / Getty Images TIM SLOAN WASHINGTON — Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia are apparently unhappy with the Supreme Court's decision last month not to hear appeals of cases striking down five… Read More »