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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...

The Constitutional Case for Marriage Equality

Doug Kendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Ryan J. Reilly

7 Justice Kennedy Quotes That Have Progressives Worried About The Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy is likely the only hope that voting rights advocates and the Obama administration have for the Supreme Court to ...

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

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Pivotal Justice Stands Alone On Critical Issue

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

* Justice could cast deciding vote in Texas case * Curbing affirmative action, but maybe only somewhat * Most of the arg...

The Supreme Court Dodges a Bullet?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Now that the dust is settling around the Supreme Court's decision upholding national health care, it's possible that the justices saved themselves as well as the Affordable Care Act.

BOTH SIDES: SCOTUS 'Hearts' POTUS on Health & Hispanics, But Confuses Metaphor With Reality on Personhood

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWas this week a political inflection point because of decisions on ACA, Arizona "papers please" and corporations as "people"?

Ryan Grim

Excerpts Of The Dismissive Dissent From Four GOP Justices

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney, reacting to the Supreme Court's health care ruling Thursday, said, "I agree with the dissent." The dissent tosses out t...

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.

Clues From Arizona Immigration Ruling on Individual Mandate Fate

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Court has already handed opponents of the law all the tools they need, i.e., Citizens United, to repeal the law through elections while leaving themselves the option of overturning it in 2014 if the right-wing is unable to purchase the Congress and president it wants.

WATCH: Montana Gov Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling On Political Spending Limits

Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) and Lt. Governor John Bohlinger (R) voiced opposition to the Supreme Court decision issued Monday striking down ...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Reverses Anti-Citizens United Ruling From Montana

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Montana's century-old limits on corporate political spending, putting an end to the state's...

BOTH SIDES: Senor Romney No Bueno? Why Is Issa Furious? A Solomanic SCOTUS?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan & Matalin agree with Obama's new policy on young immigrants but then clash over why Romney doesn't. Is self-deportation politically self-immolating?

Letter to Justice Kennedy: The Limitations You Requested

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Before you overturn the PPCA, be very certain that you have a clear and unambiguous reason to do so. Real lives of very vulnerable people depend on it.

New Gangs in Politics

Ted Kaufman | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

There are some new gangs in our political neighborhoods called "super PACS" and they distorted the outcome in a number of states during the Republican presidential nomination campaign.

Strip Search Ruling Is Outrageous

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy made an absolutely terrible decision in voting with the four conservative justices that strip searches are permitted in all circumstances.

Supreme Court to Obamacare: Drop Dead?

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco
Terry Connelly

The Supreme Court's conservative majority seems to be caught up in what we might call the "broccoli patch."

Both Sides: Is Scalia a Pol in Robes? What If Races Reversed in Shooting?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgMatalin and Kuby clash over health and race. If five Republican justices again rule along party lines, who are the judicial activists? What about Fox's complaint about a rush-to-judgment in Trayvon -- i.e., the Sherrod-Wright cable network? Then: Gaffe-Gate!

Whatever the Court's Ruling, the Political Battle Over Obamacare Has Already Been Lost

Ben Zweifach | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

Whether Justice Kennedy wakes up on the left or the right side of his bed this summer, the Court's ruling will hurt President Obama's campaign. The reality is that the political battle over Obamacare has already been lost.

Six Things Every Sane Person Should Know About the Healthcare Debate

Gordon Whitman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Gordon Whitman

Take away the law, and we are stuck for a generation or more with the reality of a healthcare system that each year will cost more, deliver less and exclude more people.

If Health Care Reform Falls, Look in the Mirror

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Karen Dolan

While Americans who want affordable health care for all wring our hands and keep a stiff upper lip, blaming the misinformed conservative ideologues in Congress, in the Supreme Court, and in Tea Party get-ups, perhaps we should take a long look in the mirror.

Justice Kennedy Asks Key Question Re: Obamacare(s) Mandate

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Justice Kennedy should rule the mandate legal because otherwise he will be ruling on language, not substance, which is not his job.

Might Kennedy's Plea Bargain Decisions Reveal How He Will Swing on Health Care?

David Coleman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
David Coleman

One can hope Justice Kennedy's approach of seeing the world as it really functions, and not through ideological glasses, will incline him to be a swing vote to affirm the constitutionality of imposing insurance obligations for health care.

Mike Sacks

Montana Supreme Court Collides With U.S. Supreme Court Over Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

The fate of Montana's century-old ban on corporate political spending is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, setting up a possible sequel to t...

Marriage Equality: Constitutionality, Not Morality, Will Ultimately Decide Prop. 8

Jelena Hasbrouck | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Jelena Hasbrouck

If Prop. 8 goes to the Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy won't vote in favor of gay marriage because it is morally correct. In fact, he doesn't think the Constitution is designed to determine morality. "Our obligation is to define the liberty of all, not to mandate our own moral code," Kennedy wrote.