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Bush v Gore

A Vote for Mitt Romney, Part 2

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

... is a vote to complete the takeover of America by big corporations. Consider the old-fashioned American notion of Justice.

Last Election for Electoral College?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm going to paint a picture of how America could scrap the Electoral College system in the next decade, but I make no predictions whatsoever about the chances this could become reality. You'll have to judge that sort of thing for yourselves.

What Were the Most Controversial Presidential Elections in American History?

Quora | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

In 1800, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr received an identical number of votes. In 1824, four candidates ran for president, with the result that no one received a majority of the popular vote.

Dave Jamieson

O’Connor: Public Disapproval Of Roberts Court ‘A Great Disappointment’ | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said in an interview aired Sunday that the American public's diminishing approval of the nation’s h...

Popular Vote Speculation Interlude

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I like to engage in the sheerest of blue-sky speculation about possible interesting outcomes that could happen. This time around, the scenario I've been hearing bandied about is that Barack Obama wins the Electoral College vote, but Mitt Romney wins the popular vote.

Justice on the Rocks: The Demise of the People's Court

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

In the end, the law means nothing if it isn't applied to human beings compassionately. The reason judges sit on courts is to do justice.

Supreme Court's Approval Rating Only 44 Percent

Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

The American public's faith in government continues to decline. President Barack Obama's job approval rating currently stands at 47 percent, Gallu...

Independent Voter or Independent Poser? Take the Test

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

As with many things in life, when it comes to being an independent voter, actions speak much louder than words. If your actions show that you are a party loyalist, then embrace it. If your actions show that you are an independent voter, then embrace it.

Share Your Thoughts: What Will Happen on Nov. 7th If Millions Were Denied Their Right to Vote on Nov. 6th?

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

As the new right-wing voter suppression laws now stand, 3-5 million people will be denied the right to vote on Nov. 6, 2012. That will include millions who have voted in elections for many years.

Supreme Court Scandals

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Sadly for America, there is far too much money, and far too little sunlight, in a government that most voters believe, correctly, is corrupted by money that buys democracy in the dark.

When Every Vote Counts...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

...they fight for every edge....

WATCH: Colbert's Amazing Interview With Retired Supreme Court Justice

Posted 01.20.2012 | Comedy

It's been widely reported that politicians have been warned against appearing on "The Colbert Report" for fear of Stephen Colbert using comedy tricker...

Former Supreme Court Justice Blasts Bush Over 2000 Election

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens writes in his new memoir, Five Chiefs, that the George W. Bush campaign's 2000 appeal to the United Sta...

A Clear and Present Danger: A National Popular Vote (NPV)

Ken Blackwell | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The attempt to undo the Founders' brilliant idea -- the Electoral College -- is a danger to the country. It threatens our peace and stability as a nation. Most often, the Electoral College functions to amplify the popular votes of the American people.

Republicans Vote To Kill Independent Election Commission Set Up After Bush vs. Gore

The Hill | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans on the Committee on House Administration have voted to eliminate the independent commission that was established to address election probl...

Ten Years After Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court Can Recommit to Equal Protection

Donna Brazile | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Donna Brazile

The reputation of the Supreme Court has suffered more in the aftermath of Bush v. Gore than at any time in our nation's recent history; but it may now have a chance to redeem itself on the issue of equal protection.

Wisconsin Common Cause: Count Every Vote in Contested Supreme Court Race

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

The Supreme Court race has garnered national attention as a proxy vote on Governor Scott Walker's radical proposal to end collective bargaining in the state.

OAS Plan to Alter Haiti Vote Fails Bush v. Gore Standard of Equal Protection

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If you were a Haitian voter whose vote belonged OAS team sample, your vote will be treated differently than if your vote did not belong to that sample. This was the grounds on which the Supreme Court stopped the Florida recount.

Right-Wing Hypocrisy on "Judicial Activism"

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

The difference between liberals and conservatives on the role of the courts is that only right-wingers criticize their political opponents for doing so.

Proposition 8: Who Will Be Left Standing?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

This week, the Ninth Circuit heard arguments about Proposition 8. Do proponents of the ballot measure have something called "standing" to appeal the decision of the trial court?

Think Again: Florida 2000 Forever

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Bush v. Gore decision, it is interesting to note how much of our current political predicament can be discerned in the events of those days.

George W. Bush as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's easy to reflect back and consider just how close George Bush came to historical greatness, yet how far he swung away from that unparalleled opportunity to instead be considered one of the worst presidents ever.

Justice Stephen Breyer: Supreme Court Is "Not Political"

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Wiener

It's not often that Supreme Court justices face the pubic and invite questions about their decisions. Stephen Breyer, a Clinton appointee, did just that at a couple of events recently in Los Angeles.

The Supremacy of Law: Justice Stephen Breyer at Sun Valley Writers' Conference

Michael Ames | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Ames

A lot of important and talented people touched down in Sun Valley, Idaho, this summer, but only one had the term "Supreme" on his business card.

Week's Funniest Joke: GOP Demands Obama Nominate Mainstream Candidate to Supreme Court

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Obama should nominate an overtly leftist candidate as a counterweight to the right wing extremism of Alito, Roberts and Scalia. Let the GOP filibuster, and bluster. Bring it on.