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Appeals Court Rules Against Defense of Marriage Act

Appeals Court Rules Against Defense of Marriage Act | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court ruled that gay Americans are a class of people who deserve the same kinds of constitutional protections as many other victims of discrimination.
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Blame It on the Patriarchy

Blame It on the Patriarchy | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
With cases like Hobby Lobby, nuanced, complex issues get filtered through ideological rage and gloating—which is bad for both feminism and religious liberty.
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The conservative case against Hobby Lobby

The conservative case against Hobby Lobby | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court’s two First Amendment decisions advance conservative policy goals. But they don’t do that in a way that seems particularly conservative.
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How to be a leader without faking it | SmartBlogs

How to be a leader without faking it | SmartBlogs | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
What makes it important to understand and stay connected with the core of who you are as a human being? How do you become an authentic leader? How do you k
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Why the Civil Rights Act couldn’t pass today

Why the Civil Rights Act couldn’t pass today | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
It was a painful tableau: The bipartisan leaders of Congress linking hands in the Capitol Rotunda and swaying to the strains of “We Shall Overcome” as they commemorated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi sang along with the crowd, but Mitch McConnell and John Boehner’s...
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The Surprising and Complicated History of the 'Corporations Are People' Doctrine

The Surprising and Complicated History of the 'Corporations Are People' Doctrine | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Granting legal personhood to corporations isn't a novel, conservative plot crafted by the Roberts Court. The idea stretches back to the Gilded Age.
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How the Supreme Court Changed America This Year (2013-2014) -- The Analysis of 19 Legal Thinkers

How the Supreme Court Changed America This Year (2013-2014) -- The Analysis of 19 Legal Thinkers | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The justices have retired their robes for the summer (and the interns, their running shoes), after handing down decisions on issues ranging from Obamacare to affirmative action, campaign finance to school prayer. This term lacked a blockbuster decision like the court’s overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act last year or its upholding of the...
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For these Supreme Court justices, unanimous doesn’t mean unity

For these Supreme Court justices, unanimous doesn’t mean unity | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Despite a high number of 9-to-0 decisions this term, the divisions among the justices are still clear.
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Latinos and the Fourteenth Amendment: A Primary Document Activity | Teaching Tolerance

Latinos and the Fourteenth Amendment: A Primary Document Activity | Teaching Tolerance | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
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When Will Supreme Court's Aging Liberal Justices Retire?

When Will Supreme Court's Aging Liberal Justices Retire? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images When will Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer retire? It’s a question that has surfaced as the Supreme Court term has come to an end in recent years. READ: ABC News’ Supreme Court Coverage But anticipation about the future plans of Ginsburg and Breyer has taken on a new sense of urgency in some liberal legal circles, with Democrats locked in a bitter struggle with Republicans to keep control of the Senate in the fall midterm elections. The discussion is a delicate one, out of deference to the justices, but several lawyers say…
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Poll Finds Dissatisfaction Over Iraq

Poll Finds Dissatisfaction Over Iraq | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Dissatisfaction with the president’s conduct of foreign policy has shot up among members of both parties in the last month, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
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We'll Never Know the Internet We Lost

We'll Never Know the Internet We Lost | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Aereo will probably result in startups being sued into the ground. But that’s not the real tragedy. We will never know the technologies that could have existed, the services that could have been. We will never know the internet we lost today.
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For Pol B&B Unit -- Animated Mean Centers of Population: 1790 to 2010 - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau

For Pol B&B Unit -- Animated Mean Centers of Population: 1790 to 2010 - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Animation showing the movement of the mean center of population of the United States from 1790 to 2010.
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Supreme Court limits police searches of cellphones

Supreme Court limits police searches of cellphones | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Cellphones and smartphones cannot be searched by police during arrests without a warrant, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
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What Will America Look Like in 2024?

What Will America Look Like in 2024? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
25 charts that show what the nation expects over the next 10 years
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Silicon Valley Is Trying To Hack Washington D.C. (Just Watch The YouTube Video) | TIME.com

Silicon Valley Is Trying To Hack Washington D.C. (Just Watch The YouTube Video) | TIME.com | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley, as Facebook's Sean Parker says, is “starting to come into a realization of our own power” in politics.
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5 things to know about the 1964 Civil Rigths Act

5 things to know about the 1964 Civil Rigths Act | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law theCivil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most significant civil rights achievements in U.S. history...
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Political Beliefes & Behaviors -- As Numbers Grow, Single Women Emerge as Political Powerhouse

Political Beliefes & Behaviors -- As Numbers Grow, Single Women Emerge as Political Powerhouse | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Though they are strong supporters of the Democratic Party, they tend not to turn out in nonpresidential election years like this one.
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Great graphs of key Democratic voting blocs.

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Can the G.O.P. Be a Party of Ideas? - NYTimes.com

Can the G.O.P. Be a Party of Ideas? - NYTimes.com | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
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Compromise at the Supreme Court Veils Its Rifts

Compromise at the Supreme Court Veils Its Rifts | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. managed to shepherd the justices together, but the 9-to-0 decisions often masked deep disagreements.
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Jury Duty for All | Equal Justice Initiative

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For Election Unit -- Some voters find out they aren't registered

For Election Unit -- Some voters find out they aren't registered | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Nov. 5, 2012: It is unclear how widespread the problem is, but by anecdotal evidence, hundreds of people in the Houston area who thought they were registered to vote, in fact, were not. Joel Eisenbaum reports.
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Sen. Cochran’s strategy to draw black Democrats to polls appears to have worked

Sen. Cochran’s strategy to draw black Democrats to polls appears to have worked | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
In an e-mail sent late last week, the black Democratic mayor of Vicksburg, Miss., urged 2,000 supporters to vote Tuesday for Sen. Thad Cochran, crediting the Republican for securing federal money for...
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Leadership shakeup results in less wealth

Leadership shakeup results in less wealth | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is a millionaire many times over. Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor both have a few million dollars to their names. But Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise — the newly elevated members of House leadership — aren’t in the millionaire club. In fact, they’re not even...
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‘Think They Got Killed?’ 1964, L.B.J. and Three Civil Rights Icons

‘Think They Got Killed?’ 1964, L.B.J. and Three Civil Rights Icons | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A secret taping system allows us to eavesdrop as the president and those around him react to a case that transfixed the nation.
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Civil Rights Unit

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Winners and losers in Aereo decision

Winners and losers in Aereo decision | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Aereo, a startup backed by media mogul Barry Diller, violated copyright law.
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