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5 Things to Look for in the Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

Adam Winkler | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Winkler

During oral argument, the justices aren't interested in educating the citizenry. The questions and comments fly quickly -- and usually right over most people's heads. To help out, here are five things to look for in Tuesday's oral argument.

A Word to Justice Kennedy: In Obamacare Lawsuit, "Congress Can Fix It" Can Cut Either Way

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The "Congress-can-fix-it" argument is not dispositive one way or the other. If the justices want to overturn the IRS' interpretation, there is no greater weight to the "Congress-can-fix-it" argument for that proposition than for the Court to uphold the IRS interpretation .

Justice Kennedy: Solitary Confinement 'Literally Drives Men Mad'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

The inmates and prison activists fighting solitary confinement have Supreme Court Justice and key swing vote Anthony Kennedy on their side. While s...

What the Supreme Court Can Learn From Ted Cruz

Scott Titshaw | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

Sen. Cruz's "State Marriage Defense Act" is unlikely to become law anytime soon. Yet it is a good example of the kind of chaotic reaction the U.S. Supreme Court eventually could unleash if it upheld anti-gay state marriage laws in the case it will hear later this term. Justice Kennedy and Chief Justice Roberts, are you listening?

Kennedy Key Figure As Supreme Court Weighs Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - For nearly two decades, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been building t...

SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Manners Matter

Soul Dancer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As an out gay monk, reverend and private-practice counselor/social worker, I daily witness the impact of Windsor v. United States.

Supreme Court Justice Allows Same-Sex Marriage To Begin In Nevada, Keeps Idaho On Hold

AP | KIMBERLEE KRUESI and KIMBERLY PIERCEALL | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The uncertainty over gay marriage spread across the West on Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court allowed same-sex couples in Nevada t...

Supreme Court Justice Blocks Gay Marriage Ruling

AP | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Wednesday temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Ne...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks This Justice Is Responsible For Halting Access To Abortions

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks that the Supreme Court’s conservative attitude on abortion access can be traced to one of her colle...

Obama Hints Of Making Supreme Court Appointments Before He Leaves Office

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama suggested he will appoint more than one additional Supreme Court justice before he leaves office. Speaking at a fundraiser f...

Supreme Court Justice Calls Constitution A 'Flawed Document'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy conceded Thursday that the Constitution is not meant to be interpreted in its original, literal state, the San F...

Cannibal Cop and the First Amendment: Freedom for Thoughts and Fantasies We Hate

Clay Calvert | Posted 09.01.2014 | Crime
Clay Calvert

Cyberspace is awash in verbal vomit, offensive diatribes and morbid musings. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the sordid speech in question always falls outside the confines of the First Amendment safeguard of free expression.

Chris Christie Won't Comment On Supreme Court Cases -- But He Blasted One Last Year

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) had plenty of words about the Supreme Court case that limited access to birth control coverage on Tuesday, but none...

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn thi...

One Supreme Court Justice's Rulings Have Been Key Spark For Gay Marriage Movement

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pro-gay rights rulings of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have been a key spark in the march toward legalized gay marria...

Supreme's Decision (Re)Enforces Christian Supremacy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I am disappointed, I am not surprised by the court's (re)inscription of a Christian religious imposition and imperative in the public square by maintaining a long-standing tradition.

Not Justice Ginsburg, But the Two After Her

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real fight is going to happen when a conservative either dies in office or steps down. Ginsburg is currently the oldest sitting member of the Supreme Court. But not far behind her are three others: Stephen Breyer (who is 75-years-old), Anthony Kennedy (77), and Antonin Scalia (78).

'10 Angry Men' Isn't Enough: Will the Supreme Court Finally Step in to Stop States From Violating Fundamental Constitutional Rights?

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime
Elizabeth B. Wydra

In the film 12 Angry Men, a lone man is able to convince his fellow jurors to switch their votes from guilty to not guilty. But in some places, the movie would have been much shorter and the result different -- because in those states, 10 out of 12 jurors voting guilty is enough to send a person away to prison for the rest of his life.

Paul Blumenthal

The Roberts Court Tees Up The End Of Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission on Wednesday has potentially big implications for the future...

Justice Denies NRA's Emergency Request

AP | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied an emergency request by the National Rifle Association to block enforcement of a ...

Supreme Justice: How to Address Judicial Activism in our Courts

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The place for activism is in politics, in the streets, and on the Internet, but not in the courts. That brings us to the question of how to mitigate judicial activism.

Paul Blumenthal

McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court Skeptical Of Campaign Contribution Limits

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A slim majority of Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Tuesday that the federal government may cap the total amount of money that in...

Justice Says Supreme Court Sees Too Many Disputes

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy criticized the ideological gridlock that leaves so many divisive issues to the Supreme C...

Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling Already Reaching Other Cases

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court struck down part of an anti-gay marriage law, Justice Anthony Kennedy took pains in his majority opinion to...

Fear of 'Bigot' Label a Cynical Dodge by Marriage Equality Opponents

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

They have expressed in supposedly sad tones that they merely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that it is unfair that their "simple and innocent" belief would have them labeled "bigots." It's a game many of them play to distract us from a real issue.