Category Archives: US Supreme Court

Hobby Lobby Beats Women’s Healthcare

Supreme Court allows Hobby Lobby to force religion on employee healthcare On June 30th, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an arts and crafts company named Hobby Lobby can refuse to pay certain forms of contraception in employee healthcare benefits based on its religious beliefs. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stated in her dissent for the minority: The exemption sought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would override significant interests of the… Read More »

Chomsky: Interview About US Current Events

  A Firebrand Central interview with Noam Chomsky Below is the recording of my telephone interview with emeritus professor of MIT, world-renowned intellectual, and political dissident Noam Chomsky. This was my first interview for Firebrand Central and my first interview of a public figure of this magnitude. Needless to say but I was in awe and little nervous, to say the least. This interview was conducted on February 1st, 2013.… Read More »

Clarence Thomas; Enemy of Thurgood Marshall

Clarence Thomas is no Thurgood Marshall On October 15, 1991, Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 52-48 vote by the Senate. This was the narrowest margin of confirmation in over a century. Thomas is the second African-American to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Justice Thomas’s confirmation did not come without controversy; the Senate hearings where Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment nearly… Read More »