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Will The Contraception Mandate Be Sacrificed In The Name Of Corporate Religion?

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Will The Contraception Mandate Be Sacrificed In The Name Of Corporate Religion?
On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc., and the stakes are high — whether or not you use contraceptives. At issue will be whether the ACA violates the First Amendment right to freedom of religion, by requiring corporations to comply with provisions that run counter to…
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In Florida, Justice – And Drunk Gun Owners – Are Blind

In Florida, Justice – And Drunk Gun Owners – Are Blind

Boy, you might think that if there was ever an open-and-shut case in the American judicial system, it would be regarding whether a twice-convicted violent offender with a history of alcohol abuse who already has shot and killed someone – and oh by the way is blind – can force the courts to give him…
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Privacy: A Relic Of The Past

Privacy: A Relic Of The Past

Do we still have any expectations of privacy, or do we simply want to haggle over the price for divulging our innermost secrets? We feel entitled to privacy, but at least some of us have committed crimes and posted pictures of the act on Facebook. It used to be only Santa Claus who was stalking…
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I Hope I Can Still Say This: Our Media Freedoms Are Shrinking

I Hope I Can Still Say This: Our Media Freedoms Are Shrinking

Pop Quiz: Which of these countries has a more liberated press than the United States? A. Andorra B. Estonia C. Ghana D. Latvia If you answered (A), you’re correct. You’re also correct if you answered (B), (C), or (D), or if you wrote in Poland, Namibia, Slovenia, or any of the 45 countries currently ahead…
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All Broadband Traffic No Longer Created Equal

All Broadband Traffic No Longer Created Equal

February is going to be a big month for streaming, with both FOX’s coverage of the Super Bowl and NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics at the center of attention. Not to mention all of us who are planning thoroughly unromantic Valentine’s Days so we can binge-watch the second season of Netflix’s House of Cards.…
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