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Wolf at the Door: Antonin Scalia and the Legal Conservative Movement

Peter Schwartz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once remarked in a dissent that many dangers visit the Court in sheep's clothing, "but this wolf comes as a wolf....

Amanda Terkel

Orrin Hatch: GOP Ready To Give Democratic 'Blunderheads' A 'Taste Of Their Own Medicine' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) came out swinging against Democrats Friday, telling a room of conservative lawyers that Republicans were ready...

A New Wave Of Conservative Groups On Campus

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 07.01.2013 | College

DURHAM, N.C. -- A new conservatism is beginning to emerge on some college campuses, spurred in part by opposition to President Barack Obama's signatur...

Is Samuel Alito a Tenther?

Nan Aron | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Roberts Court, Alito included, has transparently become the judicial outpost of a political movement with political goals.

Senate Newcomer Offers Strange 'French-Kiss' Analogy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz (R-Texas) served up a colorful analogy on Friday, explaining that Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama came as a result of...

Ethics: The Unfinished Business in the Supreme Court's New Term

Bob Edgar | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

We're told that the court's docket is dominated by civil rights issues, but the justices have one major bit of unfinished business that's getting almost no attention, and deserves plenty: the court's own ethics.

What Would the Founders Say About Common Core?

Alan Singer | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

I don't think Jim Stergios and I would agree on very much. But his recent blog questioning the common core standards and challenging the credibility of the people who are promoting it was brilliant and funny at the same time.

Are the Koch Brothers Funding Rush Limbaugh?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Are the Koch brothers funding Limbaugh? I'm not sure Rush has ever sent them an invoice. But he doesn't have to. And that's what's so insidious about what the Kochs do.

Fed Official's Relationship Status: It's Complicated With The Volcker Rule

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

* Fed bank supervisor says rule presents big challenge * Telling market making from prop. trading may be hardest * 17,00...

Mike Sacks

Who Will Be America's Next Top Conservative Justice? | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

At the Fox News presidential debate in Iowa last week, moderator Megyn Kelly asked the Republican candidates to name their favorite Supreme Court just...

'Impartial' Supreme Court Justices Raise Money for Opponents of Health Care Law

Bob Edgar | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Suppose you were party to a lawsuit and you learned that the judge handling your case was hobnobbing with lawyers on the other side and helping to raise money for a group dedicated to defeating you in court?

Justices Thomas and Scalia Celebrate Their Service by Thumbing Their Noses at Ethical Rules

Nan Aron | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

The canons of the Code of Conduct are there to preserve public confidence in the fairness and integrity of the Court. By allowing themselves to be pulled into fundraising events, the justices reinforce the idea that in spite of increased scrutiny, they just don't seem to get it.

Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney: 'Generous' Philanthropist Whose Biggest Charitable Cause Is The Mormon Church | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

This article is part of a series in which HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and...

Amanda Terkel

Rep. Mike Pence: Health Care Repeal Is Possible Before 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Highlighting what may be a sign of coming disagreements over strategy between House and Senate Republican leaders, Rep. Mike Pence (R-In...

Amanda Terkel

Justice Scalia: The State Of The Union Address Is A 'Juvenile Spectacle' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In remarks to the conservative Federalist Society on Thursday night, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia decried the "juvenile spectacl...

Amanda Terkel

McConnell Skips Obama Dinner, Eats With Federalist Society | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sam Stein contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- On the day that Republican leaders were supposed to have a bipartisan meeting and an intimate dinner ...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell: Counting On The Courts To Help GOP Overturn Health Care Reform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) outlined a second part of his strategy in repealing health care reform in a speech to the...

Amanda Terkel

The Federalist Society: Where Are They Now? | 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 ...

NOT My Cup of Tea

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Finally! Jane Mayer's identified the engine and the mind of the PR blitz know as the Tea Party. She's blown Charles and David Koch's cover sky high,...

An Open Letter to J. Christian Adams, the Black Panthers' Nemesis & My Law School Classmate

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donnie Fowler

Congratulations on lighting a fire for your cause in this hyper-partisan time and becoming the hero of the day for an aggrieved conservative movement.

Kagan in Context: Shafting Progressive Values

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The White House is in the grip of conventional centrist wisdom. Grim results stretch from Afghanistan to the Gulf of Mexico to communities across the USA.

Harvard Law Student: Possible That 'African Americans Are, On Average, Genetically Predisposed To Be Less Intelligent'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

An email written by a third-year Harvard Law student has incited outcry at law schools across the country. The email, reported by Above the Law, ca...

Obama and the Constitution: Our Nation's Unfinished Business

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Obama must secure "a new birth of freedom" for the 21st century, push the Supreme Court to enforce the text and history of the Reconstruction Amendments, and nominate Justices who will do the same.

Giuliani To Conservatives: I'll Pick Your Kind Of Judges

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rudy Giuliani assured a conservative legal group Friday that if elected president he would appoint federal judges who adhere to their principles. He a...