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Senator McConnell "Pounds the Table" in Opposing Campaign Finance Disclosure Long Upheld by Supreme Court

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Senator McConnell doesn't have a constitutional leg on which to stand when he argues against the right of citizens to know the identity of secret donors funding campaign expenditures to influence their votes.

The Roberts Court Is Born

Adam Winkler | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Today, the institutional legitimacy of the Court was buttressed. President Obama wasn't the only winner at the Supreme Court. So was the Supreme Court itself.

Paul Blumenthal

Russ Feingold: 'We're In A Constitutional Crisis' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Russ Feingold is taking the gloves off after the Supreme Court's summary reversal of a case that challenged its 2010 decisio...

Jeffrey Young

Supreme Court Holds The Fate Of Millions Of Americans In Its Hands | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

An odyssey that began during the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt and dominated much of President Barack Obama's first term in the White House could conc...

Critical Factor Hints Health Care Law Could Be In Jeopardy

Real Clear Politics | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

The real Supreme Court news on Tuesday wasn't the Arizona immigration decision or even the summary reversal of the Supreme Court of Montana in the "Ci...

Obama's Dream and the Right's Crocodile Tears

Doug Kendall | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Do folks like Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann, war-on-terror architect John Yoo, and columnist Charles Krauthammer really believe the Constitution means one thing when a Republican is in the White House, and something entirely different when the President is a Democrat?

The Anti-Obama Court

Adam Winkler | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Studies show that, in the past, the solicitor general wins most of his cases. When he is a party to a Supreme Court case, the solicitor general wins nearly 70 percent of the time. This term that number looks to flip.

Supreme Court To Decide Blockbuster Cases Soon

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One never knows when the Supreme Court will hand down its last, often biggest, opinions of the term. But the justices' summer travel sch...

Americans Elect's Failure Is Our Victory

Murray Hill Inc. | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Murray Hill Inc.

Isn't it clear by now that flesh and blood humans have made a complete mess of things? We trust corporations with what we eat, watch, drive, and do online -- so why not complete the circle and give corporations our vote?

How Roberts Orchestrated Citizens United

The New Yorker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

When Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission was first argued before the Supreme Court, on March 24, 2009, it seemed like a case of modest impo...

WATCH: John Roberts Is Your Mom

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.12.2012 | Comedy

There are certain mannerisms that all moms have no matter what. We're talking about the famous mom-isms, like telling you to be quiet when she's on th...

Let's Talk About Impeaching Supreme Court Justices

Nathan Newman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Nathan Newman

Progressives need to get over their recent attachment to the courts as an institution and recognize that unelected judges have overwhelmingly been the enemy of civil rights and economic justice in this nation.

Constitution Check: Is the "Roberts Court" Driven by Politics?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

In today's polarized political environment, commentators can get caught up in the partisanship, and assume that government action not to their liking is necessarily driven by political bias. That borders on the silly and, at a minimum, shows a lapse of historical memory.

Wall Street Thinks He Won't Blow Up Health Care

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

Even as the health insurance industry openly warns about a doomsday scenario that would throw the market into chaos, Wall Street seems pretty optimist...

Defending the Indefensible: Getting Beyond Insurance and Obamacare

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

I opposed President Obama's health care "reform" bill, because it began life already a slave to the insurance company-spawned ideology of health care as a market commodity and not a basic human right.

Mike Sacks

The Roberts Court Comes Of Age | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "I win. Every time." So said Chief Justice John Roberts during Supreme Court argument Wednesday afternoon, stepping into the shoes of so...

2 Justices Could Be Key In Health Care Law Case

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The fate of President Barack Obama's health care law appears to rest precariously in the hands of two justices. After three days o...

Liberals Look For Conservative Supreme Court Allies On Health Care Law

ABC News | Ariane de Vogue | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

With less than two weeks to go before the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear six hours of oral arguments in the case challenging the constitutionality...

How Could N.Y.'s Subway Become Like D.C.'s Metro?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It would be hard to disagree with noted food writer Annia Ciezadlo, who thinks New York City should not arrest 12-year-old girls who eat...

John Roberts on Mandatory Ethics Rules: Thanks, But No Thanks

Nan Aron | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

Regrettably, the record shows that even though justices have asserted that they abide voluntarily by the Code, the recent behavior by several of them demonstrates that either they don't understand its provisions or they are willing to ignore them.

Calling Wealthy Democrats

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Citizens United destroys the American notion of citizenship by creating separate and unequal classes of Americans. It creates a de facto American House of Lords, in which all other Americans are relegated to second-class citizenship.

Citizens United: How Did it Happen? (VIDEO)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

The anniversary of the ruling in Citizens United vs. FEC is an opportunity to review how this transformative decision was reached -- the perfect storm of politicized jurisprudence, corporate entitlement and a narrowly tilted bench.

Supreme Court Justice Wades Into Ethics Debate

AP | By JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer waded into a recent debate over ethics on the nation's highest court Saturday, defending the way he...

Mike Sacks

Chief Justice Roberts' Defense Doesn't Persuade Court Critics | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice John Roberts used his annual year-end report to defend his colleagues' integrity, but that defense did not move prominent ...

John Roberts on Ethics: Move Along, Nothing to See Here

Nan Aron | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

In spite of substantial evidence to the contrary, the message from Chief Justice John Roberts of late is that he sees no ethics problem at the Court and that no reforms are needed or desirable. This is unfortunate.