Publicity Rights could give celebrities a veto over creative works


EFF, the Organization for Transformative Works, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund have filed a brief [PDF] in a Supreme Court case over "publicity rights" -- the right of famous people to veto the use of their names and likenesses in other works, like caricatures, documentaries, and biographies. Read the rest

What is marriage, anyway? Sesame Street's Grover and a cute child explain.

Helpful definition for anyone confused by the Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in America.

'No Gays Allowed' in this East Tennessee hardware store

That recent Supreme Court gay marriage decision done got someone's britches all up in a bunch.

Internet preacher: Because SCOTUS gay marriage ruling, Putin will destroy America for Jesus


You heard it here first.

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Scalia insult-generator

Justice Antonin Scalia's intemperate dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court's landmark marriage equality case included some epic old dude grumpery, including the phrases "pure applesauce" and "jiggery-pokery." Read the rest

Summary of conservative responses to this week's Supreme Court rulings

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Nintendo's new Fire Emblem game will have same-sex marriage

The times they are a-changing, even at the venerable Japanese video game publisher.

Sign outside a Dallas comic shop on the day the Supreme Court OK'd gay marriage


We salute you, happy gay people of Red Pegasus Comics in Dallas, Texas.

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Guys. The White House changed its official social media icons to this.


Kind of a crazy day, right? Read the rest

How the entire internet is reacting to SCOTUS gay marriage ruling (and it's beautiful)


Because #lovewins. Read the rest

A celebratory SCOTUS NYAN-bow for marriage equality wheeee!

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Supreme Court upholds marriage equality!

In a 5-4 decision, the court found that bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional -- just in time for Pride Day! Read the rest

Mystery man has petition approved by Supreme Court, can't be found

Bobby Chen wrote his own petition to the Supreme Court over his suit against the City of Baltimore, which demolished his house and trashed all his stuff -- and the Supreme Court granted it. Read the rest

Republican FCC commish defends states' rights to ban municipal ISPs

Ajit Pai's chief of staff says that the FCC shouldn't allow cities to set up public ISPs where state law prohibits it, even when no other broadband is available, and warns Democratic commissioners that they shouldn't do things that future Republican administrations might object to. Read the rest

EFF guide to cell phone use for US protesters

It's a timely update to their 2011 edition, incorporating new Supreme Court precedents that give additional protection to protesters who face arrest while video-recording or otherwise documenting protests -- required reading in a world of #Ferguson. Read the rest

Scalia may have opened path for Quakers to abstain from taxes

The controversial Hobby Lobby decision elevated religious belief over legal compliance -- this may be good news for Quakers, Amish, Mennonites and others who've historically faced punishing reprisals for withholding some of their tax to avoid funding the military. Read the rest

JC Penney wins Supreme Court victory, may sacrifice employees to Cthulhu.

You knew this was coming, right? Read the rest

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