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06.02.15 Liam Mathews

The yellow taxi industry is in full-on “throw it against the wall and see what sticks” mode, trying to slow down the Uber juggernaut. At the behest of taxi industry financiers, state Supreme Court justice Denis Butler has ordered City of New York lawyers to appear before him and argue why the court should not […]

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01.26.15 Rhett Jones

Protesters invaded the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court on the fifth anniversary of the controversial “Citizens United” ruling. Now, extremely rare video footage has emerged from the incident in which seven protesters were arrested (embedded above). Video footage is prohibited inside the Supreme Court’s hearings and on January 21st, demonstrators who oppose “Citizens United” were […]

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10.01.14 Rhett Jones

In 2010, DISH Network fired a man in a wheelchair after he tested positive for pot use. While that happens every day in America, this partially paralyzed call center worker has a medical weed license. Now, he’s suing DISH under Colorado’s lawful off-duty activities law. Currently in Colorado, an employer can’t fire you for doing […]

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07.28.14 Sophie Weiner

The Satanic Temple organization is challenging Oklahoma’s state mandatory anti-abortion counseling law, using a Hobby Lobby-style religious exemption. Today, TST spokesperson Lucian Greaves argued that the Hobby Lobby decision demonstrates that the Supreme Court “has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact.” This was made clear when they allowed Hobby Lobby to claim certain […]

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06.25.14 Sophie Weiner

After several high profile cases in which defendants were arrested based on information found on their cell phones, the Supreme Court has ruled that police officers must obtain a warrant in order to search the mobile devices. Justice John Roberts said in his ruling: Modern cell phones are not just another technological convenience. With all […]

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06.16.14 Sophie Weiner

The Supreme Court announced today that they will hear the trial Anthony Elonis v. United States. The original trial sent a man who claimed to be a rapper to jail for the last three years for posting violent threats against his wife and others on Facebook. His case isn’t as straightforward as most involving online threats: Elonis posted […]

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02.03.14 Andy Cush

Last year, a federal court upheld that New York City can limit the number of artists who are allowed to sell work in public places like Battery Park and Union Sauare. A group of activists are fighting that decision, and have asked the Supreme Court to hear their case, but the city is vying to […]

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06.26.13 Nate Cepis

News Vines is our new reoccurring series in which we retell current events in six-seconds or less. In this edition, the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional in a historic 5-4 ruling. News Vines: The Supreme Court Finds DOMA Unconstitutional https://t.co/bD6TD7V34u — ANIMALNewYork (@ANIMALNewYork) June 26, 2013 […]

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01.18.13 Andy Cush

This evening, ANIMAL is teaming up with advocacy group Stamp Stampede to raise awareness about Citizens United, one of the most obscene Supreme Court rulings ever handed down by old people in robes. We’ll do this by taking a projector-equipped van around the city, putting enormous images like the one above on various buildings and […]

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06.27.12 Jay Smooth

A signal boost on what the Supreme Court did with Arizona, and who has the best reasons to hate the new Aaron Sorkin’s show. Ill Doctrine is a video blog on music, politics and culture, launched in 2007 by Jay Smooth. We will be premiering two episodes a week on ANIMAL. Older episodes can be […]

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