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Immigration Non-Decision Reflects Multiple Cases of Government Inaction

Thomas A. Saenz | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Thomas A. Saenz

In a short June 23 order, the Supreme Court dashed the hopes of millions that the justices would overturn the injunction blocking implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Any Self-Respecting Supreme Court Would Have Struck Down the Texas Abortion Law

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The essential fact in this Texas abortion case is this: that the purpose of the law was transparently to prevent women from exercising a right that the Supreme Court has declared that the Constitution grants them.

Supreme Court Rules Prosecutors Violated The Constitution When Excluding Black Jurors

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Georgia prosecutors discriminated on the basis of race when they excluded two black prospective jurors fro...

Iran Slams Supreme Court Ruling In Favor Of Terror Victims As 'Theft'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

The Iranian government on Thursday condemned a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued earlier this week that sided with thousands of victims of terrorism wh...

Supreme Court Rules For Congress -- And Thousands Of Victims Of Iran-Sponsored Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a moment Wednesday, the three branches of the federal government seemed to line up in perfect harmony -- if only to show their suppo...

What John Roberts Gets Right About What's Wrong With SCOTUS Hiring Process

Laura Mather | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Laura Mather

Interesting (or eerily) Chief Justice Roberts spoke these words 10 days before Scalia's death -- he couldn't have predicted how aptly he would describe Republican senators' refusal to consider Merrick Garland under the current political moment.

Chief Justice Roberts Predicted The SCOTUS Nightmare Unfolding Before His Eyes

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics

Chief Justice John Roberts isn't just in charge of the Supreme Court. His role extends, more or less, to making sure the entire federal court system i...

The Supreme Court's Conservatives Don't Seem To Know What Obamacare Actually Does

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has taken four big whacks at the Affordable Care Act in as many years. But the conservative justices still don't seem...

Supreme Court Denies Bid To Block EPA Rule Over Mercury Pollution

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration on Thursday in rebuffing a bid by 20 states to halt an Environmental...

John Roberts Says He Should’ve ‘Paid That Bill’ After Lights Go Out At Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the middle of oral arguments on Tuesday, the lights suddenly went out in the marble courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court. "I knew we s...

What's at Stake in the Texas Abortion Case? A Fundamental Right and Truth in Judging

Dorothy Samuels | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Dorothy Samuels

"Read the small print" is sound advice before buying car insurance or signing for a reverse mortgage touted in a late-night infomercial. It is also the right approach for making sense of Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt, the momentous abortion rights case from Texas now before the Supreme Court. The outcome will help determine whether safe and legal abortion care will be available to poor and disadvantaged women in large swathes of the country and could shape the real world contours of women's reproductive freedom for years to come. But it is apparent from the background of this legal clash (pertinent small print, if you will) that the case implicates a principle that transcends the immediate abortion controversy, one central to the rule of law -- namely, the truth and integrity of judicial decision-making. Including, I'd add, by the Supreme Court itself.

Chief Justice John Roberts Eulogizes Antonin Scalia As 'Our Man For All Seasons'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the bench on Monday after a weekend of mourning and remembrance over the Feb. 13 death of Justice Ant...

The Legal Case Against Obama's Supreme Court Pick

John A. Tures | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's a little known fact, but there are legal arguments against President Obama being able to make his Supreme Court pick.

Justice Ginsburg Leads Supreme Court Majority To Deliver Blow To Big Business

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued the first decision in a series of class action cases this term that are widely viewed as atte...

Democrats Continue To Prove Samuel Alito and John Roberts Wrong

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What was once characterized as a "wild hypothetical" by Justice Samuel Alito in a 2014 campaign finance case is now a reality. A joint f...

Chief Justice Roberts Gives Everyone A Lesson On Dueling. Yes, Really.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

Chief Justice John Roberts wants you to know that dueling is bad. Really bad. In his year-end report on the federal judiciary, released Thursday, he r...

Chief Justice Roberts Made 'Human Error' In Overlooking Conflict Of Interest

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

Earlier this year, a Supreme Court justice took action in a case where he had an unintended conflict of interest. Actually, that happened twice this y...

The Supreme Court Is 100 Percent Unanimous. That Won't Last.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since October, the Supreme Court has been 100 percent unanimous in its rulings. That's probably because the court just issued its first ...

Chief Justice Roberts Says 'Quitting Your Job Is A Very Big Deal'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a brief moment on Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to acknowledge workers who are forced to quit due to a discriminatory wo...

Chief Justice Roberts' Wild Question About Congress And Immigration

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During oral arguments in a Supreme Court case that has the tech industry on alert, Chief Justice John Roberts asked a strange hypothetic...

Alabama Is Doing It's Damn Best To Suppress The Black Vote

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

People have died fighting for the right to vote in this country. Letting Alabama disenfranchise black voters now would be to dishonor their memory and the legacy of the civil right's movement. It is modern day Jim Crow.

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...

Yes, Judicial Engagement IS Winning Over Conservatives: A Response to Professor Ramsey

Evan Bernick | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Are conservatives truly revisiting their longstanding commitment to judicial restraint, or are liberals merely flogging a narrative of right-wing radicalism to advance their own ends?

How Chief Justice Roberts and Four Supreme Court Colleagues Gave the Nation a System of Legalized Bribery

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Supreme Court began its fall term this week. This seems like a good time to pause for a moment and revisit how decisions by Chief Justice John Roberts and four of his Supreme Court colleagues during the past five years have given the nation a system of legalized bribery.

New York Times Reporter Discovers Judicial Engagement, Fears for Big Government

Evan Bernick | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Time was, left-leaning legal scholars and commentators called for the courts to actively enforce individual rights against overbearing majorities. Today, some among them would prefer that judges largely stay out of the way--and they're worried that an increasing number of conservatives do not agree with them.