GIF HOUND

Headline news stories presented through animated gifs.
shortformblog:

Supreme Court flip-flops: Health care wasn’t the first. It won’t be the last.
Here’s the first entry in our weekly post series, “The Pitch.” This post, written by our very own Seth Millstein, analyzes the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Affordable Care Act in wider historical context. Find him on Twitter over here.
Stepping back and looking in wider context: Conservatives were very upset with Chief Justice John Roberts last month when he provided the tie-breaking vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act. That anger grew exponentially when reports surfaced that Roberts had originally voted to overturn the law, but then switched his vote to side with the court’s liberals. Why did Roberts flip-flop? How common is vote switching on the Supreme Court? And how often has a single justice’s indecisiveness significantly affected the law of the land? ShortFormBlog reports. (Read more after the jump.)

Read More

Things I didn’t know: The VCR was outlawed in the ’80s, but then the decision was overturned by SCOTUS.

shortformblog:

Supreme Court flip-flops: Health care wasn’t the first. It won’t be the last.

Here’s the first entry in our weekly post series, “The Pitch.” This post, written by our very own Seth Millstein, analyzes the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Affordable Care Act in wider historical context. Find him on Twitter over here.

Stepping back and looking in wider context: Conservatives were very upset with Chief Justice John Roberts last month when he provided the tie-breaking vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act. That anger grew exponentially when reports surfaced that Roberts had originally voted to overturn the law, but then switched his vote to side with the court’s liberals. Why did Roberts flip-flop? How common is vote switching on the Supreme Court? And how often has a single justice’s indecisiveness significantly affected the law of the land? ShortFormBlog reports. (Read more after the jump.)

Read More

Things I didn’t know: The VCR was outlawed in the ’80s, but then the decision was overturned by SCOTUS.

  1. sickeningliberal reblogged this from shortformblog
  2. nonlawyerylawyer reblogged this from motherjones
  3. meisterj reblogged this from shortformblog
  4. icdevin reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    The fact that they basically expected him to vote a certain way simply because he was either sworn in by a conservative...
  5. yoohoosoakedratmaze reblogged this from motherjones
  6. knee-uh reblogged this from motherjones
  7. philosophica-dea reblogged this from motherjones
  8. leftwithnoname reblogged this from motherjones
  9. monsterslurking reblogged this from motherjones
  10. brianlionzion reblogged this from motherjones
  11. heintzcr reblogged this from motherjones
  12. amalgamspot reblogged this from motherjones
  13. simplyscott reblogged this from motherjones and added:
    Supreme Court flip-flops: Health care wasn’t the first. It won’t be the last. Here’s the first entry in our weekly post...
  14. saccharinenostalgia reblogged this from motherjones
  15. nomoretexasgovernorsforpresident reblogged this from motherjones
  16. anothernerdfighterinthetardis reblogged this from motherjones
  17. yourenotaloneinthis reblogged this from motherjones
  18. thatsonedeadflamingo reblogged this from motherjones
  19. motherjones reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Pretty cool look...recent SCOTUS vote-switching (VCRs! Sodomy!)
  20. godj reblogged this from gifhound