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Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Shields Church From Minister's Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Elise Foley

WATCH: Chief Justice John Roberts: 'I Don't Think Any Of Us Have A Facebook Page Or A Tweet'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

2010 "Person" of the Year: The U.S. Supreme Court

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It's difficult to look beyond the tumult of current events and ask: "what happened this year that will be remembered ten, twenty, or fifty years from now?" However, there was one 2010 event that looms above the others: the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court Decision. That decision signifies a new phase of American history -- the Corporatist period where multinational corporations have unbridled political influence to systematically and profoundly weaken our democracy.

Amanda Terkel

The Federalist Society: Where Are They Now?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federalist Society is one of the most powerful and unique organizations in the conservative orbit, describing itself as "a group of ...

Civic-Minded Plutocrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.

Amanda Terkel

Congressman Investigating Chief Justice John Roberts For IMPEACHMENT

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Democrats increasingly outraged over the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections -- a cha...

Citizens United -- Game Changer

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We can't really predict what will happen on November 2. All we know is that the historical trends are pushing against the Democrats, and that Citizens United has definitively tipped the scales in favor of the oligarchy.

Only About the Law?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

In Snyder v. Phelps, what of the grieving families? Are they not entitled to the respect, privacy and dignity accorded individuals at a time of great anguish?

Will There Be Crude Justice or True Justice For Oil Spill Victims?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

This week marked the opening of the new Supreme Court term, with John Roberts at the helm, the conservative majority champing at the bit, and the newe...

Letter to a Smug Man

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

Our democratic process is drowning in an overwhelming tidal wave of anonymous money -- from where? CEOs? Bidders on government contracts? Firms regulated by the government? Drug cartels?