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Judicial Branch

The four walls containing Trump's fury

Georges Ugeux | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

The last few days are showing how the resistance to the furious, insane and untrue statements of the President of the United States is starting to tak...

Trump Inches The U.S. Closer To Constitutional Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The morning after a federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a travel ban targeting seven Muslim-majority countries, President ...

We Need Criminal and Civil Justice Reform

Carla DiMare | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Carla DiMare

President Obama recently highlighted the need for criminal justice reform which complements the bipartisan effort to reform our criminal justice system. However, reforming only the criminal justice system falls short of what is needed.

Senior House Republicans' Threat to Barack Obama

Kevin Price | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

House Republicans have sworn to defend the Constitution. They believe the president is violating his oath to the point of impeachable offenses. Based on their very own logic, the House GOP members are also violating the Constitution.

Ingenious Compromise: Reason for Hope

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

Does a sharply divided America necessarily mean that no meaningful legislation can emerge from our political leaders on both sides of the aisle? I don't think so! What many people describe as the greatest political agreement in the history of the world came out of a deeply divided America -- the US Constitution.

Supreme Court Justices Sound The Alarm

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Thursday sounded the alarm about the impact of comp...

Obama's Judicial Disaster

The New Yorker | Jeffrey Toobin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

On the same day as Rand Paul’s celebrated filibuster against drone strikes last week, the Senate engaged in a less noticed but more typical form of ...

How Retired Justice David Souter Can Save the U.S. Supreme Court

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

Those who care about the independence of the judicial branch should do everything in their power to save the Supreme Court. This includes justices who have left the Court.

Constitution Check: Can Reporters Be Barred From Using Social Media During a Criminal Trial?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

If there is going to be a judicial order against tweeting or texting during a trial, it would have to depend upon a neutral justification -- some objective reason to curb this new mode of communicating. It does not appear that judges or the media have given that a lot of thought.

Constitution Check: Do Lower Court Judges Have a Right to Criticize the Supreme Court?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Is the judicial now becoming, more often, the political? Polls show that the public now believes that this is so.

Constitution Check: Would an Elected Supreme Court Get More Respect?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Among scholars who want the U.S. Supreme Court changed, most want term limits, not elections. The reason seems obvious, given the politics of the day.

1 In 8 Federal Judgeships Sit Empty; Dems Blame GOP Obstruction, GOP Blames Obama's Dearth Of Nominations

Los Angeles Times | Carol J. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost one in eight federal judgeships is vacant in the country and legal scholars warn that the increasingly politicized confirmation process threate...