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American Constitution Society Roundtable Discussion on the Supreme Court

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, a vital reason to have a late lunch at your desk today.

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...

Watch: Is the Supreme Court Out of Order?

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The latest session of the US Supreme Court was especially contentious, with important decisions on the separation of church and state, organized labor, campaign finance reform, birth control and women's health, among others, splitting the court along its 5-4 conservative-liberal divide.

Filibustering A D.C. Circuit Court Judicial Nominee

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This week's Republican filibustering of judicial nominee Caitlin Halligan brought to light a whole bunch of ironies. In Slate, Dahlia...

Does the Tea Party Take the Constitution Seriously?

John Paul Rollert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Paul Rollert

The Supreme Court building is the Yankee Stadium of constitutional interpretation, and Tea Party members have been waving our founding document for a while now.

Now We're Supposed to Fret that She's Not a Mother?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Are you persuaded that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not gay, and that it should never have mattered anyway? Good, because now we can move on to her next supposed shortcoming.

Where is the Outrage?

William Fisher | Posted 02.20.2010 | Politics
William Fisher

The media are not the only culprit here. We, the electorate, deserve a substantial part of the blame. Because most of us don't pay serious attention to much of anything that's going on in the world or in our country.

Jason Linkins

Polls Show That People Don't Know What They Want But They Want It Right Now (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sometimes, our political leaders are incoherent in their own unique ways. On other occasions, it's clear that they are just reflecting the incoherenc...

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow, Dahlia Lithwick Discuss GOP Latina Fixation (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night, Rachel Maddow dug into the day of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's hearings, which she characterized as being far more revealing about Sotomayor's ...

Rachel Maddow Interviews Slate's Dahlia Lithwick On Sotomayor Spin (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rachel Maddow had Slate columnist Dahlia Lithwick on her show tonight to discuss the degree to which conservatives are trying to paint Obama's Supreme...

Jason Linkins

Slate's Lithwick On Holder: 'Hello, Legal Clarity' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When people talk about how "demoralized" the Justice Department has become under the Bush administration, they're not just being glib. Imagine if you...

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow: Will Obama Prosecute Torturers? (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If President-elect Barack Obama plans to commit resources to the task of investigating Bush and Cheney, it would be putting it mildly to say he's not ...

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow, Dahlia Lithwick On Obama And War Crimes (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On last night's Rachel Maddow show, Maddow engaged Slate's Dahlia Lithwick in a discussion on how Barack Obama might tend to some of the more morally ...