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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...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Backs Away From Texas Firestorm | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Time and timing was of the essence Monday afternoon during Supreme Court oral argument over which legislative maps Texas may use in its ...

Mike Sacks

Justices Weigh Guns, Gangs And Broad Search Warrants | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court grappled with guns, gangs and a detective's good faith in executing a search warrant at oral argument Monday morning. ...

Mike Sacks

What 'Citizens United' And A Case Tuesday Have In Common | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy doesn't always cast the decisive swing vote. He too can be found in dissent, aggressively lobbying the law to tu...

Mike Sacks

What Do Facebook And Justice Scalia Have In Common? | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What do Facebook and the conservative majority of the Supreme Court have in common? Based on Monday's oral argument, it appears they're ...

Mike Sacks

Justices Consider The Limits Of Privacy On Public Sidewalks | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The justices appear poised to go big or go home when it comes to protecting privacy rights against digital intrusion. Antoine Jones, ...

Mike Sacks

Passports Bring Israel-Palestine Conflict To The Supreme Court | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court had a taste of Middle East conflict on Monday morning, when the justices were urged to settle a spat over the status o...

Mike Sacks

Chief Justice Roberts Defends Scalia's Honor | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's 9th Circuit smackdown season at the Supreme Court and, judging from Tuesday morning's oral arguments, Richard Lee Pollard could be ...

Mike Sacks

Justice Ginsburg Left Standing Up For Consumers | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After spending several years clearing a path for corporations to contract away their customers' access to courts generally and class act...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Mulls Death Row Inmate's Mailroom Mix-up | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Antonin Scalia became Alabama's best friend on Tuesday morning. During oral argument in the case of death row inmate Cory Maples...

Mike Sacks

Justices Give Leading Lawyer A Hard Time | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Kicking off its new term Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that tests a state's power to defy federal law. Usually ...

A Democracy of Voters, Not Dollars

Adam Skaggs | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Adam Skaggs

When handing out political favors is standard operating procedure, it is not surprising that many Americans fear our elected officials are more interested in doing what their campaign donors want than what's in the public's interest.

Democrats Slam 'Business Friendly' Supreme Court

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats at a partisan-tinged hearing say the Supreme Court's conservative majority is wrongly favoring businesses over consumer...

Elise Foley

WATCH: Chief Justice John Roberts: 'I Don't Think Any Of Us Have A Facebook Page Or A Tweet' | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said this weekend that he encourages clerks not to tweet, adding that none of the nine justices...

Business, Free Speech Cases Top Supreme Court Term

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's conservative majority made it harder for people to band together to sue the nation's largest businesses in the ...

The Republican Supreme Court Sticks It to the Little Guy (Again)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Once again the US Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has shown the nation it will always favor corporations over people even if it means conjuring new law out of thin air.

Blagojevich's Second Trial Starts on "Spy Wednesday"

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.28.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Cameras aren't allowed in federal courtrooms. Even though the U.S. Constitution does guarantee all defendants in criminal trials the right to a public trial. If only a handful can get in, is it really a public trial?

Hateful, Hurtful, and Free

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

In the public discourse these days, we are paying dearly in terms of our sanity and civility. The First Amendment notwithstanding, there are times when we should just shut up.