The FBI’s Extraordinary Chutzpah

On Martin Luther King Day, the FBI decided to express its support for the late civil rights leader for whom had at least an indirect role in murdering. This is what they put up on Twitter: … [Read more...]

Staver: No Constitutional Right to Sexual Freedom

Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, reacted to a decision by the Loudon County, VA School Board rejecting a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the district's anti-discrimination rules. His response was predictably inane. … [Read more...]

Justice Clarence Thomas to Swear In Mike Pence

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court issues the oath of office to each incoming president, but the vice-president gets to pick someone else to do it. So who is Mike Pence's pick to swear him in? Incredibly far right Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. … [Read more...]

AHA Letter Stops Christian Book Giveaways in South Carolina

All it took was a single letter from the American Humanist Association's Appignani Legal Center to convince the state of South Carolina's police to stop sending out Christian books to the families of people who die in car accidents. … [Read more...]

South Carolina Sends Christian Booklet to Atheist

The American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center has sent a letter to the state of North Carolina after it send a Christian proselytizing booklet to a man whose father was recently killed in a car accident, supposedly to help him grieve. From the AHA's press release: … [Read more...]

Delgaudio: Can’t Trust Pryor on Court Because He Follows the Law

One of the men who seems likely to receive a Supreme Court nomination under Donald Trump is Judge William Pryor. But deranged bigot and ignoramus Eugene Delgaudio says that he has a disturbing tendency to follow the law even if he doesn't agree with it, which disqualifies him from the court. … [Read more...]

CFI Wins Secular Celebrant Lawsuit in Illinois

A federal judge has ruled that the state of Illinois must allow humanist secular celebrants to solemnize marriages in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff was friend and fellow Patheos blogger Galen Broaddus. I'm still baffled as to why Illinois fought the case in the first place. … [Read more...]

Steve King Submits Dumbest Bill Ever

Rep. Steve King, chief rival to Louis Gohmert for the title of the dumbest man in Congress, has submitted an astonishingly stupid -- and dangerous -- bill. It would forbid the Supreme Court from citing their own Obamacare rulings in future cases. … [Read more...]

Cuomo Vetoes Important Indigent Defense Bill

New York's public defender system is a disaster and has been for a long time. After losing a major lawsuit over it, the legislature voted unanimously for the state to provide funding and control of indigent defense from counties, but alleged liberal Andrew Cuomo just vetoed it. … [Read more...]

Trump Considers Another Unqualified Candidate — Baghdad Kellyanne’s Husband

Baghdad Kellyanne Conway's husband is reportedly being considered for the job of solicitor general by Donald Trump. Yes, he's a lawyer, but that does not make one qualified to be solicitor general, not by a long shot. And it smacks of nepotism as a result. … [Read more...]

Apparently, Horse Diapers Are Against God’s Will

A group of Amish people are suing the state of Kentucky over a law requiring that horses be equipped with bags to catch their poop when traveling on public roads, because their "elders" say it violates God's will and they might be shunned if they comply with the law. … [Read more...]

Supreme Court To Hear Important Criminal Justice Case

Did you know that in many parts of the country, the police charge you a fee for being arrested even if you're completely innocent and no charges are ever filed? The Supreme Court is set to hear two cases challenging that practice as unconstitutional. … [Read more...]