Tag: Supreme Court

The Power of Your Vote: North Carolina’s Rejected Voting Laws

The HeadCount blog is an open forum where all opinions are welcome. Anyone wishing to write for the HeadCount blog may do so by emailing [email protected] This commentary reflects only the views of the author and not of the HeadCount organization.  Sometimes your vote really counts. Yesterday I got to see that in action in my home state…

Posted in Election and Voter Registration Reform

Point/Counterpoint: Two Perspectives on the Hobby Lobby Ruling

Hobby Lobby: a setback for women, or a reasonable protection of religious liberty? HeadCounters debate the question.

Posted in Nation Leadership

Can you spare some speech?

With the Supreme Court’s decision last Wednesday, the donation limit for individuals has been ruled unconstitutional on the grounds that it violates the first amendment’s protection of free speech.

Posted in Politics and Elections

The ACA vs. Religious Employers

One side claims their religious freedom is being violated. Another says reproductive freedom is at stake. The Supreme Court will decide in June.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Health Care Reform

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Anti-Discrimination Law

Does the election of a black president and high turnout among minority voters mean that discrimination at the polls is a thing of the past? The Supreme Court seems to think so.

Arizona Voter Registration ID Law Struck Down

The Supreme Court rules today that Arizona can’t require proof of citizenship to register to vote, because it violates federal law. It’s a big victory for voting rights groups, but it could be the beginning of a bigger national battle.

Personal Liberty Issue Update: How the Candidates Define Liberty

You’ll often hear the words “freedom” and “liberty” thrown around in the Presidential campaign. What those words mean to each candidate, though, differs greatly. Here’s a quick look.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Freedom, the Constitution and the Candidates

Personal liberty, freedom, and the Constitution are at the core of the Republican presidential candidates’ talking points. So what exactly does freedom and liberty mean to the GOP Presidential candidates?

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

A Constitutional Amendment to Limit Money in Politics

In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street protests, a Senator has proposed a constitutional amendment that would limit corporate influence in politics. But even this brash move would not keep corporations from being considered “people” in the eyes of the law.

Posted in Politics and Elections

Breaking News: Clarence Thomas May Be a Lesbian

Let’s look at the facts. Clarence Thomas is not married. He’s pretty stout. Look at that haircut. He went to college in Massachusetts, which we all know is a hotbed of lesbianism. And no one has ever issued an official statement that he isn’t a lesbian. All of this is to say, I don’t give…

Posted in Personal Liberty, HeadCount Community