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WATCH: Colbert Reacts To SCOTUS Decision

Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert opened Tuesday's "Colbert Report" by reacting to the Supreme Court striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He feign...

Leverett House

Tom Dan | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Dan

The lack of federal acknowledgement of same-sex couples has made and continues to make my life as a twenty-six year-old foreigner with an American partner painfully and bitterly difficult. It will continue this way until the Defense of Marriage Act is repealed.

Justice Ginsburg Blasts Court For Eviscerating Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a sharply worded opinion Tuesday, lighting into her colleagues in her dissent from the high court's d...

SCOTUS's Gutting of the VRA Is the Fulfillment of Lewis Powell's 42-year-old Battle Plan

Mitchell Bard | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Don't get bogged down in the legal arguments offered by Roberts. The legal argument is an excuse to allow business conservatives to undo a key piece of legislation that did huge work in giving more Americans the power to vote, but made it harder for business conservatives to win elections.

Major Supreme Court Cases Mean High Anxiety For Justices

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - Chief Justice John Roberts clutched a sheaf of papers when he and his black-robed co...

Supreme Court Justices' Wealth Explored

Center for Public Integrity | Reity O’Brien and Chris Young | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

At least five and perhaps as many as eight of the nine members of the U.S. Supreme Court are millionaires according to recently released financial dis...

Federal Judge Accused Of Racist Remarks Draws Supreme Court Action

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Judge Edith Jones of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be subjected to a rarely used disciplinary review process to address alleged racist an...

Jeffrey Toobin and the Future of the Roberts Court

Scott Porch | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Scott Porch

Although the two new justices in the mid-2000s did not change the 5-4 conservative majority on the court, they forged a different kind of conservative majority. Toobin and I discussed his books and the current state of the Supreme Court earlier this week by email.

We Have the Most Conservative Supreme Court in Decades. Why Do Americans Think It's Liberal?

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

While the Supreme Court and lower federal courts continue to drive to the right, many Americans, strangely, have come to believe that the courts tilt to the left. This misperception of the federal judiciary, and especially the Supreme Court, is no fluke.

The Corporations Have Won: Comcast, SCOTUS and the End of Class Actions

Jonathan Valania | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Jonathan Valania

A study recently found that the Roberts Court is the most business-friendly of any court in at least the last 65 years. More alarmingly, the top two justices most likely to vote in favor of big business -- out of all justices since 1946 -- are Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.

The Most Pro-Business Supreme Court Since World War II

The New York Times | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

NOT long after 10 a.m. on March 27, a restless audience waited for the Supreme Court to hear arguments in the second of two historic cases involving s...

Big Business and the Roberts Court

Doug Kendall | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Co-authored with Tom Donnelly Last week, the Supreme Court wrapped up its final arguments in what has so far been a monumental term. Understandably,...

Rand Paul and the GOP World of Magical Thinking

Steven Conn | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

Senator Rand Paul's Magical Thinking history lesson at Howard made plain just how much the GOP world view is a product of the way they see the past without really understanding it.

WATCH: Colbert Talks John Roberts' Gay Cousin

Posted 03.29.2013 | Comedy

Even though the oral arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act have ended, Stephen Colbert is on pins and needles waiting for a decision. ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gay-Rights Group To John Roberts: Everyone's Not 'Falling Over Themselves' To Back Gay Marriage | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The way Chief Justice John Roberts sees it, gay rights advocates have it pretty easy. Referring to the "sea change" in public opinion...

Nick Wing

Supreme Court Chief Justice Hit By Credit Card Fraud | Nick Wing | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Chief Justice John Roberts is paying Washington D.C.-area establishments in cash this week, after being targeted by credit card fraud. The Washingt...

Ryan Grim

John Roberts' Curious DOMA Skepticism | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday reacted incredulously to the notion that members of the Senate or the U.S. preside...

Prop 8 Likely to Be Repealed Narrowly; Court Hears DOMA Today

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Paul Hogarth

It is never wise to predict U.S. Supreme Court decisions on oral arguments, or else Obamacare would have been repealed. Based on the Justices' line of questioning, however, it appears that they will overrule Proposition 8 -- but on narrow grounds that will only affect California.

Ryan Grim

Obama Administration Argument In Marriage Equality Case Confuses Justices | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, which made its own argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, offered a line of reasoning that was just...

Chief Justice Roberts' Marriage Moment

Gregory T. Angelo | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Gregory T. Angelo

A Roberts ruling in favor of overturning the Defense of Marriage Act would be a victory for federalism, a triumph for the gay equal rights movement, and a historic moment for the Court that could well mark the moment that conservative opposition to same-sex marriage crumbled to dust.

Karl Rove's Latest Love | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Conservatives may have fallen out of love with Chief Justice John Roberts, but they’ve also found an unlikely new hero: the Supreme Court’s most l...

Chief Justice's Lesbian Cousin Will Attend Prop. 8 Hearing

Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Jean Podrasky, first cousin to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on his mother's side, will attend Tuesday's hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court on Prop...

Chief Justice's Lesbian Cousin Will Attend Prop. 8 Hearing

The Los Angeles Times | Maura Dolan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Jean Podrasky, 48, a lesbian who wants to marry her partner, will be at Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8 in seating reserved fo...

Have Some Beers With 'Bob's Burgers'

Posted 03.24.2013 | Comedy

In this exclusive clip, "Bob's Burgers" creator Loren Bouchard shares some pints with cast members Kristen Schaal, John Roberts and Dan Mintz. New ...

Corporate Personhood in the Fast Lane: Jonathan Frieman, Citizen, Takes a Stand

Russ Baker | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Russ Baker

What's the significance of "corporate personhood"? This bizarre concept makes it infinitely more difficult to prosecute individual corporate wrongdoers and makes it possible for corporations to continue to dominate American politics and election spending by invoking constitutional protections intended for "real" persons.