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The Fate Of Over 4 Million People Could Rest With Justice Scalia

ThinkProgress | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

After a slow crawl through the lower federal courts, the fate of President Obama’s long-delayed immigration programs is finally before the Supre...

Antonin Scalia: SCOTUS Logic On Gay Rights Could Lead To Protections For Child Abusers

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

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The Fate Of This Sex Offender May Lie In The Hands Of Justice Scalia

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A man convicted of possessing child pornography wants the Supreme Court to read his offense under federal law narrowly -- and in the pr...

Justice Scalia Says He'll Retire Once He 'Can't Do The Job As Well'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia isn't stepping down from the U.S. Supreme Court soon, but he offered some clues Tuesday as to when he might. In a speech a...

You Can Now Listen To Justice Scalia Call Obamacare 'SCOTUScare' Over And Over

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

Every major Supreme Court decision has two parts: a written opinion and an oral announcement. The former is made public immediately, but the latter is...

Antonin Scalia Serenades Ruth Bader Ginsburg Over Gay Marriage With Bob Dylan Song

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

ZURICH, Oct 8 (Reuters) - On the evening after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriage, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was entertained by...

Justice Scalia Is Still Hopping Mad Over The Gay Marriage Ruling

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

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Congress Can Rein In the Supreme Court's Ideologues If It Uses Its Authority

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Super PACs are taking in unprecedented amounts of cash, all the while being allowed to conceal the identities of their donors. This amounts to little more than legalized bribery, which the Supreme Court has aided and abetted with their rulings on McCutcheon, Citizens United, and similar decisions.

Scalia Gets It Pretty Much Right

Stanley Fish | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Stanley Fish

By departing from tradition and becoming more inclusive and less doctrinaire, the court has deprived itself of any brakes that might stop the train it has set in motion. Many will think this is a good thing. The question Scalia and the other dissenters raise is whether it is a legal good thing.

Vetting Voters?

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.25.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The flag goes down and the bars go up. There's a nice synchronicity to it. Of course it was nothing more than a coincidence. The efforts to raise the bar have been going on at least as long as the efforts to lower the Confederate flag.

Marriage Equality Ruling Makes History -- Literally

Scott Bane | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Scott Bane

The Supreme Court's decision affirming marriage equality for same-sex couples honors the memory of F.O. Matthiessen, Russell Cheney and numerous other same-sex couples of the past who -- against the odds -- were determined to express their love for one another and share their lives together.

Justice Scalia and Queen Anne

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

Of course, Justice Scalia is correct that failure to understand any such contemporaneous meanings of these terms would lead a modern reader to misinterpret what Queen Anne may have said. However, on its face, this example does not apply to the interpretation and application of an ongoing legal rule.

The Kindness of Strangers

John Ireland | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay 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 Three S's: Sodomy, Scalia and Soothsaying

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

In Obergefell v. Hodges announced on June 26, 2015, the majority of the Justices concluded that the right of homosexuals to marry is enshrined in the United States Constitution. Justice Scalia, for whom nothing has changed in 12 years, was distressed.

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

Matt Baume | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay 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.

Liberals vs. 'Liberty': Two Left-Leaning Scholars Side With Scalia

Evan Bernick | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Although they have endorsed the outcome in Obergefell, Ian Millhiser and Andrew Koppelman have disparaged so-called "substantive due process" -- the notion that the Due Process clause protects individual rights, including those not expressly listed in the Constitution's text, from being violated by the government.

People Power Prevails at the Supreme Court

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

At a volatile time in American democracy, where candidates by the dozens curry the favor of billionaires and citizens openly question the validity of elections, the Supreme Court this week upheld an important tool in revitalizing our democracy.

Matthew Fox | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Let everyone not wrapped in tired and disproven doctrines about sex rid themselves of anti-scientific dogmas and be free. The law of grace, not of fear, can now blow freely.

Obergefell v. Hodges: The 'Silent Judge' Respectfully Dissents

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whom I refer to as the "Silent Judge" because his silence during Supreme Court proceedings is now legendary, is not "silent" this time -- at least not in the written form.

Jon Stewart Shows How Antonin Scalia Is A Total Hypocrite

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy

Jon Stewart said Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia may have reached his breaking point last week, with a series of bizarre and conflictin...

Kate Sheppard

Environmentalists Remain Hopeful After Supreme Court Emissions Ruling | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the Supreme Court's Monday ruling on mercury standards was a setback for the Obama administration's drive to regulate emissions fr...

On King v. Burwell: What Is a Natural Reading?

Stanley Fish | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Stanley Fish

In King v. Burwell, decided last Thursday, the Supreme Court has once again (no doubt inadvertently) given us a lesson in the philosophy of language. The dispute in the case is over the meaning of the phrase "exchange established by the state." Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, argues that the phrase can and should be read to include an exchange established by the federal government. He explains that "exchange established by the state" is ambiguous because when read in context (as he proceeds to do) it means something different than it does when read in isolation. Justice Scalia retorts that by the logic of such a reading, "everything is ambiguous." That's both right and not right.

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?

Overturned And Inside Out!

David Trumble | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
David Trumble


Does Legal Gay Marriage Doom Evangelical Christianity?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Why are they so furious about a decision that can have no direct effect on them? A court majority that blithely made "money talks" the law of the land in Citizens United really cannot complain about "judicial tyranny" when it finds itself in the minority.