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WATCH: The Best and Worst Parts of the Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Matt Baume | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

June is the anniversary of the ruling that overturned the federal marriage ban and the ruling that ended the criminalization of homosexuality. All of these cases were written by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Obergefell v. Hodges: The 'Silent Judge' Respectfully Dissents

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whom I refer to as the "Silent Judge" because his silence during Supreme Court proceedings is now legendary, is not "silent" this time -- at least not in the written form.

What the SCOTUS Decision Looked Like For a SWHF

Amanda Glassman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Amanda Glassman

What did the SCOTUS decision look like to me: A Suburban, White, Heterosexual Female? Must we wait until an issue hits us directly on the head to react to it, or to feel as if we are worthy of identifying with it?

Jonathan Cohn

Supreme Court Rejects Obamacare Lawsuit, Preserving Insurance For Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest and possibly the last serious effort to cripple Obamacare through the courts has just failed. On Thursday, for the second ...

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Goes Out Of His Way To Denounce Solitary Confinement

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy agreed with the majority in a capital punishment case Thursday. But in an unusual move, he dedicated almost all ...

A Look At SCOTUS Judge Who'll Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases And His Closeted Gay Mentor

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the S...

Justice Kennedy: Solitary Confinement 'Literally Drives Men Mad'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

The inmates and prison activists fighting solitary confinement have Supreme Court Justice and key swing vote Anthony Kennedy on their side. While s...

Restoring Faith In U.S. Democracy

Ben Cohen  | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Over 140 organizations and millions of activists have banded together to counteract the Supreme Court's nefarious slash-and-burn of campaign finance restrictions, implemented to safeguard our democratic process from becoming a plutocracy where the wealthy few call all the shots.

An Election Day Carol

Robert Reich | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

In the early hours of Election Day, before dawn reaches the nation's capital, Justice Anthony Kennedy is suddenly awakened by someone standing next to his bed. "Who are you?" demands the Justice. "I am the ghost of Election Day Past."

Supreme Court Justice Allows Same-Sex Marriage To Begin In Nevada, Keeps Idaho On Hold

AP | KIMBERLEE KRUESI and KIMBERLY PIERCEALL | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The uncertainty over gay marriage spread across the West on Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court allowed same-sex couples in Nevada t...

Supreme Court Justice Calls Constitution A 'Flawed Document'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy conceded Thursday that the Constitution is not meant to be interpreted in its original, literal state, the San F...

Justice Says Supreme Court Sees Too Many Disputes

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy criticized the ideological gridlock that leaves so many divisive issues to the Supreme C...

Fear of 'Bigot' Label a Cynical Dodge by Marriage Equality Opponents

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

They have expressed in supposedly sad tones that they merely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that it is unfair that their "simple and innocent" belief would have them labeled "bigots." It's a game many of them play to distract us from a real issue.

Brand New Day

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

So much bile has been spewed for so long by those who predicted society's total collapse if gay folk were granted equality under the law -- our simple right to the pursuit of happiness.

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.

Justice Kennedy: Prop 8 Hurts Children Of Same-Sex Parents

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.26.2013 | San Francisco

During Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments over the constitutionality of Proposition 8, Justice Anthony Kennedy--who is widely considered the swing vote...

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Justices Talk Potential Puerto Rico-Born U.S. President

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer seemed to indicate Thursday they'd consider a U.S. citizen born in Puerto Rico...

The Constitutional Case for Marriage Equality

Doug Kendall | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Doug Kendall

For us, marriage equality cases aren't a matter of politics or ideology; they are a fight for the true meaning of one of America's most sacred constitutional rights.

A Gay Dad's Invitation To A Supreme Court Justice: Come To Dinner With My Family

Rob Watson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

The future of our family rests in your hands. You have the power to make it devastatingly difficult. You can make it confusing and convoluted. Or you can do the right thing. Please, Justice Kennedy, please, please, do the right thing.

How Will Justice Kennedy Choose to Be Remembered?

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 02.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Carlos A. Ball

In the months leading up to the Supreme Court's decision last week to hear two same-sex marriage cases, the centrist Kennedy is widely viewed as holding the coveted fifth vote that will break the tie between the Court's conservative and liberal wings.

WATCH: Could This Supreme Court Justice Become A Gay Icon?

The Huffington Post | Brooke Sopelsa and Mike Sacks | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court is poised to take up a same-sex marriage case this term, and they have plenty to choose from, most being cases that deal with the co...

Citizens United and the Rise of Secret Campaign Cash

ProPublica | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
ProPublica

Actions -- and inaction -- by both the Federal Election Commission and the Internal Revenue Service have contributed just as much to the flood of tens of millions of dollars of secret money into the 2012 campaign.

Has Obama Snookered SCOTUS Into Declaring the Right Wing Agenda Unconstitutional?

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Could it be that the radical right has been "too-clever-by-half," and that President Obama has snookered the conservative Justices to destroy the very ideology they were sent to the Court to champion?

Obama's Odds of Winning the Health Care Ruling: 37%

Kent Greenfield | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

It is both customary and folly for Supreme Court watchers to predict outcomes of Supreme Court cases based on oral argument. So let me engage in the customary folly.

Cry the Beloved Country: Why the Supreme Court Should Leave Obamacare Alone

David Paul | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Lost in the arguments of conservatives and right-wing activists was the fact that the individual mandate -- the essential element that would bring tyranny to our homes -- was initially raised as the preferred strategy for health care reform by the right.