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A Map Of Where Police Can Search Your Phone When They Arrest You

By Kashmir Hill, Forbes Staff A privacy issue has been brewing in the U.S. for years now: if the police arrest you, should they be able to snoop through your iPhone like a jealous lover? Judges across the country have come to different conclusions as to whether a search of a phone without a warrant is an unreasonable one, setting up a legal disagreement that will likely need to be decided by the Supreme Court. For now, the differing decisions mean that the privacy of the photos, text messages, emails, contacts and call logs on your phone of choice varies from state to state. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

Tell Me More About This Language You Call "Mexican"

In “Twidiots”, we collect the choicest thoughts on a particular topic from Twitter’s millions of users.

What’s the second most used language in the United States? If you said Spanish, you’re right; if you said Mexican, you are so, so wrong.

 

 

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at College Humor – Articles

For-Profit Corporations Don't Have Religious Freedom, Court Rules

For-profit corporations do not have religious freedom protections, a three judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled. The case involved a furniture company owned by a Mennonite family that sued the government over birth control mandate. The ruling is at odds with a 10th Circuit decision that ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, which increases the likelihood that the U.S. Supreme Court will examine the cases. …read more

Source: The Christian Post

The Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Decisions Reverberate Through The States

By David Davenport, Contributor

The U.S. Supreme Court dropped a rock in the same sex marriage pond, and the ripple effect has spread rapidly to state and local governments across the land.  After the Supreme Court held that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional, but declined to find a federal right of same sex marriage, Justice Scalia said that a second state-law shoe seemed likely to drop in the Court next year.  He might have been wrong on both the timing and location—state law shoes are already dropping from Pennsylvania to Ohio to California and beyond.  In fact, the muddled Supreme Court reasoning in the two same sex marriage decisions invited the unsettled and confusing reaction we now see. …read more

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Securing the Vote for All Americans

By Valerie B. Jarrett

President Barack Obama meets with Civil Rights leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House

Yesterday, President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez met with civil rights leaders, and state and local elected officials at the White House to discuss how to safeguard every eligible American’s right to vote in light of the recent Supreme Court decision on Shelby County vs. Holder.

President Barack Obama meets with Civil Rights Leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, July 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

The Supreme Court’s decision invalidating one of the Voting Rights Act’s core provisions, upsets decades of well-established practices that help make sure voting is fair, especially in places where voting discrimination has been historically prevalent.

President Obama acknowledged that for nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act has helped secure the right to vote for millions of Americans, and expressed deep disappointment about the recent decision. He asked the leaders in the room for their ideas on how to strengthen voting rights, and also encouraged them to continue educating their communities on the Voting Rights Act, and how to exercise voting rights.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at The White House

Examining Rehnquist's Legacy

By Michael Bobelian, Contributor

Only a few cases in American history have evolved into household names: Brown, Roe, Miranda stand atop the list.  They also happen to be among the most vilified Supreme Court rulings of the past century.  Critics viewed these decisions as the ultimate symbols of judicial overreach and legislating from the bench.  By the time William Rehnquist took over as Chief Justice in 1986, Brown had overcome decades of Southern defiance to emerge as the crowning achievement of the Court.  Roe and Miranda were another story, however. …read more

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Florida To Resume Voter Purge After High Court Ruling

By The Huffington Post News Editors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens filed last year to block a voter purge in Florida.

The lawsuit became moot after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June. That decision halted enforcement of a federal law that required all or parts of 15 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before changing the way they hold elections.

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‘Orphan Black’ Season 2: Producers Spill On What’s Next For Tatiana Maslany And Friends

By The Huffington Post News Editors

It’s not often that a recent Supreme Court ruling comes up during a discussion of a cult TV show, let alone at a Comic-Con panel that, for the most part, feels like a raucous rock concert.

But such is the short, weird, extraordinary life of BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” one of the most well-received dramas in recent memory. In a few short months, it’s gone from obscure newcomer to buzzworthy pop-culture favorite, with critics, high-profile fans and a loyal audience keeping the show in the public eye long after its June 1 season finale.

(This post assumes you’ve seen the first season of “Orphan Black.” If you haven’t, get on that and come on back when you’re done.)

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German home school parents appeal asylum to Supreme Court | The Daily Caller

By Dave Robbins

Attorneys for Christian parents who fled Germany in order to home school their children but have been denied U.S. asylum said they are preparing to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case and were working with Congress to try to change asylum law. Read More: German home school parents appeal asylum to Supreme […]

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Coming Soon: America’s Own Islamic ‘no-go’ Zones

By Breaking News

Islam symbol SC Coming soon: Americas own Islamic no go zones

Coming soon to dozens of locations across the United States: America’s own “no-go” zones where Muslims install their own courts, government, justice and punishment, much like the zones that already exist across the European Union.

That’s according to Martin Mawyer of the Christian Action Network.

His organization has been so strong in its opposition to radical Muslim expansion in the U.S., he’s been targeted in a $30 million defamation lawsuit by a group called Muslims of the Americas, founded by Pakistan Sheik Mubarak Ali Gilani.

The claims are that Muslims of the Americas was damaged by CAN’s publication of the book “Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamist Terrorist Training Camps Inside America.”

The book accuses Muslims of the Americas of “acting as a front for the radical Islamist group Jamaat al-Fuqra.”

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Western Journalism

Jim Sensenbrenner, GOP Voting Rights Act Champion, Fears Black Panthers Case Will Stop Reform

By The Huffington Post News Editors

WASHINGTON — The best hope for replacing a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is a white Republican lawyer from Wisconsin who supports voter ID laws, thinks the Justice Department went easy on the New Black Panther Party, played a key role in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and once said first lady Michelle Obama has a “big butt.”

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is a key voice in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives for replacing Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which determines which parts of the U.S. must have changes to their voting laws precleared by the Justice Department. Section 4 was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court last month.

Sensenbrenner, who helped pass reauthorizations of the Voting Rights Act in 1982 and 2006, is once again a key Republican figure now that Congress is trying to fix what the Supreme Court killed. He was on the phone with Attorney General Eric Holder soon after the ruling came down and appeared before at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week.

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Christian Parents Who Fled Germany To Home-School Kids To Appeal Asylum Case To Supreme Court « CBS DC

By Dave Robbins

Attorneys for Christian parents who fled Germany in order to home school their children but have been denied U.S. asylum said they are preparing to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case and were working with Congress to try to change asylum law. Read More: Christian Parents Who Fled Germany To Home-School Kids […]

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Real Weddings: Couples Who Got Married This Weekend (PHOTOS)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

It’s been nearly a month since the Supreme Court struck down DOMA and Prop 8 and here at HuffPost Wedding, we’re oh-so-happy to see more and more Real Weddings photos coming in from same-sex couples!

Click through the slideshow below to see some real wedding moments captured by those who attended them. If you go to a wedding, tweet a photo to @HuffPostWedding or email it to us the Monday morning after so we can feature it on the site.

Missed last week’s weddings? You can see them here.

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Supremes being asked to rule on homeschool persecution

By Dave Robbins

The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to protect a Germany homeschooling family from the persecution members would face if they are returned to their home country, according to officials with the Home School Legal Defense Association. Read More: Supremes being asked to rule on homeschool persecution.

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Today in History for 22nd July 2013

Historical Events

1729 – Diamonds found in Minas Geras Brazil
1739 – Turks defeats Holy Roman Emp at Crocyka Yugoslavia and threaten Belgrade
1922 – Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top
1933 – 1st solo flight round the world 7d 19hrs (Wiley Post)
1937 – Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court
1961 – WBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Famous Birthdays

1651 – Ferdinand Tobias Richter, composer
1923 – Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
1930 – Marcia Henderson, Andover Mass, actress (Kathleen-Aldrich Family)
1943 – Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas
1949 – Dianne Dailey, LPGA golfer
1979 – Yadel Martí, Cuban baseball player

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Famous Deaths

1497 – Francesco Botticini, Italian painter, dies at about 52
1870 – Josef Strauss, composer, dies at 42
1915 – Sir Sandford Fleming, Canadian engineer and inventor (b. 1827)
1929 – Bror Beckman, composer, dies at 63
2005 – Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
2007 – Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at HistoryOrb.Com – This Day in History