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Antonin Scalia

60 Years in Journalism: Taking a Case to the High Court

Irv Chapman | Posted 02.09.2016 | Media
Irv Chapman

One of the best shows in the town of Washington, D.C. is not on television. It is an oral argument in before the United States Supreme Court. The nine justices are appointed by the President and confirmed after they assure the U.S. Senate they will be dispassionate "umpires.

Ted Cruz Scares Me the Most

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Let's step back for a moment and consider what a Christian Nation with Christian Laws based on a strict literalist interpretation of the Bible would mean for LGBT people.

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 ...

Looks Like Scalia Won't Be Saving Public-Sector Unions After All

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Public unions clearly appeared to have taken a beating Monday during oral arguments in a major case the Supreme Court is cons...

How The Supreme Court Could Crush Public-Sector Unions

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what may turn out be a painful blow to labor unions, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a case that could make the...

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.

Scalia's Views on Religious Neutrality Reveal He Is Neutral on Sanity

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Scalia's views are precisely what our forefathers feared so terribly and worked so diligently to avoid. In addition to ignoring our Bill of Rights, Scalia has abandoned any pretense of logic to support his faith.

How a Court Decision Might Make Pending LGBT Legislation Obsolete

Travis Knoll | Posted 12.27.2015 | Politics
Travis Knoll

On December 15, U.S. Federal Judge Dean Pregerson ruled that the line between gender and sexual orientation discrimination "does not exist." The ruling, addressing discrimination against a pair of lesbian basketball players at Pepperdine University, has the potential to put sexual orientation under the umbrella of established civil rights laws.

Dear Justice Scalia: Here's Why Smart And Black Go Together Well

Eryn Rogers | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices
Eryn Rogers

The successful minority students I know chose these elite universities because of the challenging and demanding curriculum they knew they could handle. So, no Justice Scalia, we weren't meeting some quota. We belonged there.

Note To Justice Scalia: Black Students Do Very Well At Top Colleges

Brookings Institution | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.17.2015 | Black Voices

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Justice Scalia's Message to Black Children

Nicholas Simmons | Posted 12.17.2015 | Education
Nicholas Simmons

I received this excellent piece from one of my colleagues at Success Academy. I am proud to work with her and the thousands of others who fight to pro...

Justice Scalia, Affirmative Action and the Perils of Oral Argument

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Although I often disagree with Justice Scalia, and although I emphatically disagree with him about the constitutionality of affirmative action, the outrage and condemnation sparked by this comment is completely unwarranted.

The Story Behind Justice Scalia's 'Slower-Track' Remarks

Kimberly West-Faulcon | Posted 02.07.2016 | Black Voices
Kimberly West-Faulcon

African American students want to decide for themselves whether to attend that school if they are fortunate enough to be admitted. Expert research has long discredited the exclusionary idea driving Justice Scalia's comments. Over the past several days, much of the nation has rejected the idea as well.

Justice Scalia: Talent is Universal, but Opportunity Is Not

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

For generations Americans of all races and socio-economic status have been taught that America was the land of opportunity and the great equalizer was...

11 Ridiculous Moments From This Year We Don't Want To See In 2016

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.14.2015 | Black Voices

As cliché and overused as the term "new year, new me" is, there are plenty of people who need to use it in the upcoming year. As if the dozens ...

Why Scalia and Trump Are Two Peas In A Rotten Pod

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

It is clear that race may be considered in police profiling, stop and frisk practices, housing discrimination, bias crimes, locating pollution-emitting municipal facilities, but we are miraculously color blind when considering opportunity.

Donald Trump Thinks Scalia's Comments On Black Students Went Too Far

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.13.2015 | Politics

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Civil Rights Official Calls Black Lives Matter Protesters 'Precious Little Flowers'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday suggested that black college students should choose a "less-advanced" or "slower-trac...

Black Leaders In Congress Condemn Antonin Scalia's Comments On Race

The Huffington Post | Ruby Mellen | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- African-American leaders in Congress sharply condemned Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Thursday for his remarks que...

'Hello. I'm Donald From Manhattan and I Want to Be President.'

David Hinckley | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
David Hinckley

If you wish political talk radio felt as hot today as it did 15 or 20 years ago, take some consolation in the Donald Trump campaign. It's pretty much the same thing.

Harry Reid Says Scalia Endorses Racist Ideas

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

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#StayMadAbby Is Black Students’ Perfect Response To Justice Scalia

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.10.2015 | Black Voices

Black students and college grads are rallying against Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Twitter after he made some troubling comments about the...

Antonin Scalia Thinks Black Students Aren't As Smart As Other Students

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Do black students matter to Justice Antonin Scalia? During oral arguments on Wednesday in Fisher v. University of Texas, a contentious ...

The Secret Weapon Gun Control Advocates Should Use: Antonin Scalia

David Ropeik | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

The majority that wants gun control should start using Justice Scalia's own ruling to demonstrate that being conservative does not mean rejecting any and all gun control.

Supreme Court Rejects Major 2nd Amendment Case, And Justice Thomas Has A Fit

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a controversial case out of Illinois that effectively upheld a ban on assault weapons as co...