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Marriage and the Supreme Court: Five things to watch

Marriage and the Supreme Court: Five things to watch | government and law - Kayla Serie | Scoop.it
After years of struggle on both sides of the issue, the question of same-sex marriage goes before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

Via MsHaeussinger
Kayla Serie's insight:

I like how the young man in this controlled his words very well, even though he was against same-sex marriage. He stayed on track the whole time on the subject of whether it should go to Supreme Court. I agree with his views that each state should decide for themselves.

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MsHaeussinger's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:34 AM

March 25th and 26th - the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two major cases referencing gay marriage in the U.S. A decision on either or both of the cases could come as early as June. Regardless of what you believe on the subject - this is the civil rights issue of modern day. 

Paige Nelson's comment, April 10, 2013 11:26 PM
^^ I agree with Kayla. He did a very good job on watching what he said, and he made the point in his belief of the same sex marriage. I also agree that every state shall decide for themselves.
dakota dodds's comment, April 12, 2013 4:53 PM
I thought this was an interesting video between the two people and that gay marriage is a tough thing to debate about. We are a country who is suppose to be a place of freedom but the problem is that no one wants gay marriage. Its an weird thing to be near, when you see a gay couple and people are just uncomfortable around it and belive it might set a bad example to some, like their kids. Gay marriage should be allowed as long as each state is fine with it and can set their own rules to it.
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Why you should care about Fox News' First Amendment fight

Why you should care about Fox News' First Amendment fight | government and law - Kayla Serie | Scoop.it
25 journalists have been jailed since 1972 for refusing to reveal a source

Via MsHaeussinger
Kayla Serie's insight:

I think they are making a great point here. I don't think it would be fair at all for the judge to sentence her punishment to be held for up to 6 months for her simply doing her job. She had her references, just did not reveal them. She must have her reasons for doing so! 

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Chelsi Rhodes's comment, April 13, 2013 11:36 PM
In Mr. Duerr's Journalism class, you closely study the Journalists' Code of Ethics. One of the most stressed portions of the Code of Ethics is to never reveal a source if you promise them their anonymity, and she's obviously just obeying the code. Obviously James Holm murdered many people, there's no doubt about it, so whether she reveals her source shouldn't have anything to do with the verdict.
allie krings's comment, April 14, 2013 4:43 PM
In agreement with everyone else's comments, this is a curious case. Why is this such a large issue when it is apparent he is at fault, and it's not as though she is adding a new key information to the case (as they already had known this). I feel that if this becomes such an issue, then the Journalists' Code of Ethics perhaps need to be rewritten or addressed. It is not fair to violate her rights as a journalist.
Brynne Stellner's comment, April 15, 2013 12:19 AM
Well said, everyone. I don't think that it's fair for her rights as a journalist to be violated, especially because the evidence, as Allie stated, would not add new key information to the case.
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Judicial Amendments and the Attack on Worker Rights

Judicial Amendments and the Attack on Worker Rights | government and law - Kayla Serie | Scoop.it
There's almost no part of the National Labor Relations Act that hasn't been weakened by amendments.

Via Brooke Klemm
Kayla Serie's insight:

This was interesting to read! I think it is very important for the working industry to remember how important it is to provide protection and fairness for all workers.

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Dorian Payton's comment, April 14, 2013 2:53 PM
It's like the Supreme Court doesn't care at all about workers' rights
Kole Carpenter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 8:54 PM

I think its the employers job to be fair to all employes and give them protection. We shouldn't need to put in laws to make a company protect its workers. That being said there are a lot of companies that are unfair so we need to push to have better laws to make it equal. Workers need to be protected because better employers and employees will only better our country.

Bryan knesel's comment, April 21, 2013 12:27 AM
great article need to respect the rights of all workers
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Experts defuse unexploded WWII bomb in central Berlin

Experts defuse unexploded WWII bomb in central Berlin | government and law - Kayla Serie | Scoop.it
Bomb disposal experts have successfully disabled a World War II bomb discovered near the main station in the German capital, Berlin, police said.

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Paige Nelson's comment, April 10, 2013 11:20 PM
A defused 220-pound bomb from World War II was found and taken on Wednesday, April 3rd. The police said it was a Russian aerial bomb dropped during the war. - I personally think this is really cool! Being a person to find something like this would be amazing
Dorian Payton's comment, April 14, 2013 2:34 PM
I'm glad bomb didn't go off when they were trying to diffuse it. that would have been awful.