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Dred Scott

Democratic Candidate Calls Big Campaign Finance Ruling The Worst Since Dred Scott

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Democrat Rick Weiland, who is running for Senate in South Dakota, had a dramatic reaction to the Supreme Court's Wednesday ruling striking down aggreg...

Zimmerman Verdict -- Where Do We Go From Here?

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

I want what every mother wants, what Trayvon Martin's parents wanted -- for my children to be safe. I want to not have to stay up at night wondering if they might fall prey to racial profiling or stereotyping that could hurt their hearts or, worse yet, take freedom or their very lives.

Scalia Scales New Heights of Absurdity and New Lows of Judicial Malfeasance

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

It would seem that Scalia is determined to mount a campaign designed to do everything possible to undermine our faith in the Supreme Court. His radicalism, irrationality and extremism threaten the credibility of the most important anchor in our three-branch government.

The Supreme Court and Marriage Equality

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Justice Roberts has demonstrated that he understands that as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court he has a responsibility not just to his own ideological views, and interpretation of the constitution, but to the institution of the Court as well.

Dem Compares Citizens United To Pro-Slavery Decision

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) delivered a stump speech this week in his campaign for Secretary of State John Kerry's Senate seat, suggesting that the overt...

My Argument to the Supreme Court

Stanton Peele | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Stanton Peele

My argument is addressed principally to Chief Justice Roberts (although, of course, you -- Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Kennedy -- can listen in). I'm only going to cite one precedent -- Dred Scott.

National Ignorance

William E. White | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
William E. White

American ideas are important, an essential element for charting our future. Unfortunately, we may be losing our ability to discern quality debate.

No Place for Rush Limbaugh in Hall of Famous Missourians

Randy Turner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Media
Randy Turner

The timing of Missouri Speaker of the House Steve Tilley's announcement that he had named Rush Limbaugh to the Hall of Famous Missourians could not have been any worse.

Immigration 'Linsanity'

David Leopold | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
David Leopold

Lin might not be playing for the Knicks, or for any other team in the NBA, if the anti-immigrant restrictionists had their way.

You Are What You Know

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

In law, people may be found competent or incompetent to be accountable for criminal their behavior. With public officials, we are writing about crime in an attenuated sense.

WATCH: Congressional Candidate Badly Stumbles On Supreme Court Question

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New Jersey GOP Congressional candidate Jon Runyan has spent a large part of the last 13 years on a football field, and a recent debate response given ...

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.

Parents, Children, and Citizenship by Birth

Paul Finkelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Finkelman

Republican leaders have proposed amending the Constitution to deny citizenship to children born in the US but whose parents are undocumented. As law professors we oppose this, not only for historical and legal reasons, but on deeply personal grounds.

Flag Raising Robester

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

When Chief U.S. District Justice Vaughan Walker overturned California's Proposition 8, he loosed the bonds. Broke the chains. Raised a rainbow flag. And reopened a can of worms the size of the Louisiana Purchase.

Obama v. Roberts: A Pseudo Event

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

ABC evening news offered us the ultimately silly and misplaced story of John Roberts' remarks about Obama's criticism of his Court's recent ruling. Once again, historical memory is sacrificed to the interests of a "good story."

Randy Credico vs Chuck Schumer and the Drug Laws (Part 2)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Randy Credico is a former comedian turned political activist/drug law reformer. Now, he'd like to take on and challenge Senator Chuck Schumer for his seat in the Senate.

An American History Lesson for Pat Buchanan

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

Yes, no black men signed the Declaration. They were consigned to the plantations of many of the men who did the signing, putting food on their tables and money in their purses.