Monday, March 18, 2013

Supreme Court to hear School Vouchers case

Today on Occupy The Microphone, join Gorgeous Gregg, and Double A as they discuss some of today's news headlines and community information.

Supreme Court to hear School Vouchers case
A school voucher program in Louisiana will be the subject of a case to be heard by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. This has been a hot button issue pushed by Republicans and resisted by Democrats. The question is whether public funds can be used to pay for education in private schools. Religion seems to be the lightening rod in this case as stated by individuals opposing the voucher program. “Louisiana legislators are siphoning money from tax-starved public schools to feed private schools that promote dogma and aren’t accountable to the taxpayers,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “It’s a travesty, and the court should put an end to it.”

Hillary endorses Gay Marriage
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and possible 2016 presidential candidate has officially endorsed LGBT rights and Gay Marriage. In a video statement for Human Rights Campaign, Clinton said she supports gay marriage both personally and as a matter of policy.

Free Legal Clinic Spartanburg
The South Carolina Bar has been sponsoring free legal clinics across the state. Most involve a 30-45 minute lecture followed by either a question and answer or five-minute one-on-one session with an attorney according to its website. Tonight starting at 6:30PM at the Westside Branch Library in Spartanburg located on 528 Oak Grove Rd., will be a lecture on End of Life Issues (Health Care POA, Living Wills, DNR Orders). For a complete schedule of upcoming legal clinics, visit The South Carolina Bar website.

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