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Obama Care and SCOTUS: Read The Damn Decision

Richard Brodsky | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

In the end the Roberts decision is not just a win or loss for ideology or legal theory. It's an example to the world that in the United States there's something called the Rule of Law. That's a victory for everyone.

Mike Sacks

Justices Strike Down Life Without Parole For Teens Convicted Of Murder | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday abolished the imposition of mandatory sentences of life without parole for all juveniles convicted of murder...

Obama's Dream and the Right's Crocodile Tears

Doug Kendall | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Do folks like Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann, war-on-terror architect John Yoo, and columnist Charles Krauthammer really believe the Constitution means one thing when a Republican is in the White House, and something entirely different when the President is a Democrat?

Conservative Business Group Undefeated At Supreme Court This Term

Mike Sacks | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is undefeated at the Supreme Court this term, continuing to improve its success in securing business-friend...

Hey, Liberals, Stop Being So Mean to John Roberts!

Nan Aron | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

It's ironic to listen to conservatives complain that all of a sudden it is illegitimate to criticize the Supreme Court when they've built a big chunk of their movement doing precisely that.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Allows Arkansas Second Shot At Murder Trial | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arkansas is not barred by the Constitution's double jeopardy clause from retrying a man for murder even though the first jury had announ...

Baseball 2012 Has Started, With Chief Justice Roberts as Umpire in Chief

Andrew D. Gilman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Andrew D. Gilman

Dear Chief Justice Roberts, aka, Umpire in Chief: Let the elected Congress play the game. Precedent holds that Congress has acted within its power; changes should come from Congress revising or keeping a law, not a court creating new rules.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Favorability Hits New Low | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifty-two percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the Supreme Court, a quarter-century low according to Pew Research Center, which...

The Corporate Court: Supreme Tool of the 1%

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The fate of our health care is in the hands of the most partisan, pro-corporate court in a generation.

Let's Talk About Impeaching Supreme Court Justices

Nathan Newman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Nathan Newman

Progressives need to get over their recent attachment to the courts as an institution and recognize that unelected judges have overwhelmingly been the enemy of civil rights and economic justice in this nation.

Constitution Check: Is the "Roberts Court" Driven by Politics?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

In today's polarized political environment, commentators can get caught up in the partisanship, and assume that government action not to their liking is necessarily driven by political bias. That borders on the silly and, at a minimum, shows a lapse of historical memory.

Mike Sacks

President Obama Locks Horns With Chief Justice Roberts | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Looking to a Supreme Court decision in the health care case months away, President Barack Obama has locked horns with Chief Justice John...

Meet the New Boss: Is the Court Making a Supreme Power Grab?

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

If the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, or key components of it, it will be saying that it's the new boss in lawmaking and that Congress should step aside.

Cry the Beloved Country: Why the Supreme Court Should Leave Obamacare Alone

David Paul | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Lost in the arguments of conservatives and right-wing activists was the fact that the individual mandate -- the essential element that would bring tyranny to our homes -- was initially raised as the preferred strategy for health care reform by the right.

Mike Sacks

The Roberts Court Comes Of Age | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "I win. Every time." So said Chief Justice John Roberts during Supreme Court argument Wednesday afternoon, stepping into the shoes of so...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Takes On Life-Without-Parole Sentence For Teens Convicted Of Murder | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2005, the Supreme Court banned the death penalty for minors no matter how heinous the crime. In 2010, the justices drew the same line...

Mike Sacks

Why Supreme Court Conservative Majority Doesn't Mean Health Reform Smackdown | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court will not overturn health care reform. At least if the five-justice conservative majority that brought the country Citizens United an...

Liberals Look For Conservative Supreme Court Allies On Health Care Law

ABC News | Ariane de Vogue | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

With less than two weeks to go before the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear six hours of oral arguments in the case challenging the constitutionality...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Debates Lying About Military Honors | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday morning appeared divided over whether to strike down a federal law that makes it a crime for a person to ...

Citizens United Revisited? Buckle Up, Chief Justice Roberts

Josh Silver | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Josh Silver

If our current campaign finance system isn't corrupt, what is? A handful of billionaires can decide who the next president will be. If our Supreme Court doesn't find that corrupt, then they are using a very different dictionary than the rest of America.

Mike Sacks

100,000 Progressives Petition Justice Clarence Thomas To Recuse Himself From Health Care Cases | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The calls for Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from the health care cases to be heard in March took a theatrical turn at the Su...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Leaves Clues How It Will Decide Health Reform | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Kaiser Family Foundation poll published as the Supreme Court went into mid-term recess last week reveals that nearly 60 percent of Ame...

Mike Sacks

Warrantless GPS Tracking Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The installation of a GPS tracking device onto a suspect's car constitutes a search -- and therefore could require a warrant -- the Supr...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Shields Church From Minister's Lawsuit | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Employees of religious organizations whose job duties reflect "a role in conveying the Church's message and carrying out its mission" ar...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Fusses Over Indecent TV | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "There's a bare buttock there, and there's a bare buttock here," said Seth Waxman, pointing up to the historical and mythical figures th...