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National Political Parties Walk Away From Ordinary Americans to Chase Super Rich for Million Dollar Donations

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

There was no public debate or awareness of the issue because House and Senate leaders knew that it could never stand up to public scrutiny. This abuse of the legislative process has now come to full fruition.

Lindsey Graham Stands By Support For Chief Justice John Roberts

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Sen. Rick Santorum during the GOP primary debate Wednesday night for supporting ...

Ted Cruz Doesn't Love Chief Justice Roberts Like He Used To

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz has had a change of heart about the man who now leads the Supreme Court. During a Saturday speech at the conservat...

Why We've Been Duped by Presidential Fundraising Numbers

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Linsey Pecikonis

Just last week, the political establishment was a flurry with news over which 2016 presidential candidate raked in the most money. Ever since the Citi...

Political Mud-Slinging, Stigma-Style: Take the Stigmafree Pledge Instead

Mary Giliberti | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics
Mary Giliberti

Let's hope that political rhetoric this time around reaches a higher standard. A good start indeed would be for candidates at every level to take the stigmafree pledge. It's simple to do and would be a good start for continuing the national conversation about mental health care policy throughout campaigns as they unfold.

Three Heads (of Government) Are Better Than One

Alex Glashausser | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Alex Glashausser

With its multitude of heads, the Hydra of Greek mythology must have faced internal dissension. How did it resolve basic questions such as whom to attack? Or perennial puzzlers such as whether Jerusalem is in Israel? In his "second labor," Hercules used his golden sword to slay the Hydra, so we will never know.

Does Legal Gay Marriage Doom Evangelical Christianity?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.27.2016 | 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.

Julia Craven

Clarence Thomas Thinks Slavery Kept Everyone's Dignity Intact

HuffingtonPost.com | Julia Craven | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Clarence Thomas has lost his damn mind. In Thomas' dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that officially made marriage e...

Obama's Legacy Takes Shape With The Help Of Unlikely Allies

Associated Press | Julie Pace | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long past the prime of his presidency, Barack Obama is defying the lame-duck label and solidifying the contours of his legacy with ...

Jonathan Cohn

Chief Justice Roberts Just Gave Obamacare Opponents A Major Smackdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

It was a smackdown. There’s really no other way to describe the ruling that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down on Thursday, rejecting the latest ...

Jonathan Cohn

Supreme Court Rejects Obamacare Lawsuit, Preserving Insurance For Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest and possibly the last serious effort to cripple Obamacare through the courts has just failed. On Thursday, for the second ...

John Paul Stevens: 95 and Going Strong

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, a man of many accomplishments, comes across as a man of few regrets. The latter might be summed up in two words: Ci...

Chief Justice Roberts Tells Politicians to Serve Their Donors

James Heffernan | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
James Heffernan

With the wording of his opinion in Williams-Yulee vs. Florida bar, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States has effectively told all the politicians in this land to sacrifice their judgment (if they have any) in just this way--but not to their constituents. Oh no.

Paul Blumenthal

John Roberts Basically Thinks It's OK When Politicians Just Do What Wealthy Donors Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to campaign finance law, Chief Justice John Roberts taketh away even as he giveth. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court uphe...

Even Chief Justice John Roberts Can't Avoid Jury Duty

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

United States Chief Justice John Roberts reported for jury duty in Maryland on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. After answering two que...

Jonathan Cohn

The Freakout From An Obamacare Ruling Could Be Unlike Anything We've Seen

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Experts have a pretty good sense of what will happen if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, cutting o...

Don't Overlook Chief Justice Roberts When It Comes To Obamacare

The Washington Post | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Three years ago, a gruff-sounding Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. asked a question during the marathon hearings on the constitutionality of the Affo...

Will Justice Roberts Join the Marriage-Equality Majority for All the Wrong Reasons?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I offer a potential outcome on marriage equality when the Supreme Court takes it up this spring: Chief Justice John Roberts joins the majority and writes the decision himself.

Activist Comics: Constitutional Amendment

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.22.2015 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

It might seem radical to have a Constitutional Convention over something like Super PACs, the unenforceable slush funds that have flourished as the latest billionaire accessory. But you know what is even crazier? Passing a Constitutional Amendment BANNING ALCOHOL.

Immigration 'Court' Reform More About Justice Than Immigration

Sara Warner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

President Obama may have "delayed" his promise for major immigration reform to accommodate the politics of the Nov. 4 midterm elections, but there remains an opportunity for massive improvement to the immigration "court" system. The reason that such measures can gain consensus support is the same reason that "court" must be in quotation marks.

Our Politically Polarized Supreme Court?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

A good deal of the growing lack of confidence in the Supreme Court these days is due precisely to the concern that the justices are increasingly voting in ways that reflect the political values and preferences of the presidents who appointed them. Americans, in other words, increasingly believe that the justices are voting as "Republicans and Democrats." If this is so, it is not because the justices are "repaying" the favor of their appointment, but because presidents have gotten better at selecting nominees whose judicial approaches are likely to lead them to vote in ways that more or less conform to the appointing president's own political values and preferences. But is any of this true? To test this possibility, I did a simple, back-of-the-envelope "study."

Why Are We Still Fighting Over Birth Control in the 21st Century?

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Walking home from the Capitol recently, I saw the words engraved above the portico of the Supreme Court: "Equal justice under law." They don't say "equal justice under law except for women." They don't say "equal justice as long as it's OK with your boss." And yet that is exactly what the court majority said in its ruling.

David McCabe

Chamber Of Commerce Emerges As Big Supreme Court Winner

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the dust begins to settle on the Supreme Court's term, at least one big winner has emerged: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The...

Abortion Buffer-Zone Ruling in McCullen: The Supreme Court's Facade of Unity and the Future of Abortion Rights

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

Thursday's Supreme Court ruling in McCullen vs. Coakley, despite the unified outcome and facade, makes it clear that abortion is and will continue to be a wedge issue dividing the justices for years to come.

Judges and 'Speaking Out'

Joel Cohen | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Joel Cohen

Would those who criticize Justice Stevens' public statements and writings, particularly concerning public financing of elections, stop just because they could be certain he would have totally ended his career as a judge?