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As Prisons Stay Crowded, California's Governor Pushes Ballot Initiative to Cut Inmate Population

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 02.04.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

By Christopher Zoukis Midway through his first term as governor of California, in 1976 Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. signed into law a strict mandatory...

Justice Scalia Calls Out A Colleague For Flip-Flopping On Juvenile Justice

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia didn't make it to the Supreme Court this week, but he did leave a snippy note for Justice Anthony Kennedy in a major juvenile ...

Supreme Court Sides With Children Automatically Sentenced To Die In Prison

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that children automatically sentenced to die in prison should get an opportunity to try for a more lenient sen...

The Most Important Election Ever?

Jason P. Steed | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Jason P. Steed

Assuming the next president gets to replace all four of the oldest justices (Ginsburg, Scalia, Kennedy, and Breyer), we're in for a big shift. A Democrat could transform the Court's somewhat reliable 5-4 conservative majority into a solid 6-3 liberal majority.

Supreme Court Makes Everyone Lie About Abortion

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Abortion again is headed to the Supreme Court. At issue is a Texas law setting medical standards for abortionists.

Solitary Confinement: A Personal Take

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.16.2015 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Looking into the future of American corrections, I present a question to both myself and others: If not solitary confinement, then what? For the most part there is no good answer in the current model of coercive rule.

Supreme Court To Hear Abortion Case That Could Erode Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

There were more than 40 abortion clinics in Texas before HB2 was passed in 2013. Eventually the law landed in court, where a federal j...

Anthony Kennedy's Citizens United Disclosure Salve 'Not Working'

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy penned the 2010 Citizens United decision allowing corporations and unions to spend unlimited...

Justice Kennedy: Public Officials In Kim Davis' Position Should Follow The Law Or Resign

ThinkProgress | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Justice Anthony Kennedy, a member of the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc who nevertheless has authored several important gay rights opinions,...

Solitary Confinement Case Dies With Death-Row Inmate's Execution

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.17.2015 | Politics

Without explanation, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the case of Alfredo Prieto, a Virginia death-row inmate who had mounted a constitut...

Trump Mocks Campaign Contributions as Court-Sanctioned Influence Peddling Scheme

David Paul | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
David Paul

If Trumps words are "shockingly insightful" it is only because people have not been paying attention. The shocking part is that a majority of Supreme Court justices still seems to be unwilling to acknowledge that our nation's capital is plagued by a systemic corruption that is rooted in money.

Let's Celebrate The Left-Handed Leaders Who Have Made A Mark On America

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

Thursday is International Left Handers Day, where we celebrate those among us whose dominant hand is their left.  Although only one out of 10 Ame...

World Isn't Worth Saving if the Price is a Tear of an Innocent Child

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If someone told me that I would have a reason to bring up the names of Pope Francis and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in the same sentence, I would have highly doubted it. But, here it is.

The Kindness of Strangers

John Ireland | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Ireland

I am sure the coming weeks will deliver many reports of the ugliness that is happening in this cultural shift. Those abusing the power of their positions as elected and appointed officials may claim moral high ground, but I expect they will quickly learn they are in the wrong profession.

The President Sings of Grace

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The marriage victory required decades of work by countless people. More work remains, from transgender and immigrant rights to police reform, employment protections, and rebuffing the false pose of victimhood by religious bullies.

WATCH: The Best and Worst Parts of the Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

June is the anniversary of the ruling that overturned the federal marriage ban and the ruling that ended the criminalization of homosexuality. All of these cases were written by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Scalia's Gay Marriage Dissent Reveals a Bizarre Sense of Political Geography

William Bradley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Did you know that California is not in the West and that the "real America" is the Old Confederacy?

DOMA Attorney Calls For National 'Anthony Kennedy Day' Holiday

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

June 26 has officially become a milestone date in LGBT history, and attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edith Windsor in the landmark case that o...

Supreme Court Justices Stop Playing Nice

Politico | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

As the Supreme Court winds down a term marked by momentous decisions, two things stand out from the historic session. ...

The Supreme Court Has Just Destroyed Marriage

James Heffernan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
James Heffernan

Today, June 26, 2015, a day that will live in infamy, the Supreme Court has just destroyed the great battleship of marriage. Sent a kamizake pilot right through its bridge. Blown it to smithereens.

Our Love Is Equal: Justice Kennedy and Civil Rights

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

What the Supreme Court did not do today was offer LGBT people heightened protection for their status in other circumstances, as it has done with race and gender. That victory remains for another day. Whatever happens later, however, history will remember Justice Kennedy's words, and his role as a key proponent for the rights of the LGBT community.

The End Of The Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Opinion Is The Ultimate Mic Drop

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court made history Friday when it ruled that gay marriage is legal nationwide. The court's opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy,...

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Goes Out Of His Way To Denounce Solitary Confinement

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy agreed with the majority in a capital punishment case Thursday. But in an unusual move, he dedicated almost all ...

The Voice Of Opposition Past, Justice Kennedy May Save Obamacare Now

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - Justice Anthony Kennedy was furious when a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court upheld ...

SCOTUS Optimism

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For political wonks, June is not the month to celebrate grads, dads, and brides, but instead the biggest SCOTUS month of the year. This year, the biggest two (or the two with the biggest political overtones, at any rate) will likely be held back until the very end of the month.