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Supreme Court Won't Review Disputes Over Whether College Athletes Should Be Paid

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the contentious issue of pay for college athletes, leaving in place a lower court’s decision fi...

Replacing Antonin Scalia Could Mean The Biggest Supreme Court Shakeup In 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics

Filling a seat on the Supreme Court is always a big deal. Filling the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative icon who died on Saturday, will...

Supreme Court Stops Lawyers From Paying Line-Standers In Big Cases

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

On its first day back from summer break, the U.S. Supreme Court announced new measures to combat practices the public and the press have called into q...

The Supreme Court Is Back At Work, And Things Look Pretty Ugly Already

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Back from its summer break, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing its first pair of cases on Monday -- the beginning of what's shaping up to...

Our Court Needs More Supremes

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

What would having more Justices achieve? Ideally, a Court with a greater plurality of perspectives, a greater depth and breadth of experiences, backgrounds, value systems and approaches to their duties.

Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.

The Injustices of the Justices: Supreme Court Style

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Throughout history, there have been controversies over various Supreme Court rulings, but like most Americans, I didn't really pay much attention to m...

Justices Get It Wrong on Race

Daria Roithmayr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Daria Roithmayr

Well beyond skin color, race matters because historical discrimination created an unfair advantage for whites that will continue to reproduce itself indefinitely, even if all intentional discrimination were to end tomorrow.

Scalia and Thomas on Security

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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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.

Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away: The Supreme Court Closes Up Shop

David Coleman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

Closing down for the summer is not the Roberts Court's only disappearing act. During this past term, a disturbing trend emerged of withdrawing the courts from their historic and institutional role in providing justice for ordinary Americans.

Supreme Court's New Season: Looking Ahead

Wall Street Journal | JESS BRAVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Questions before the Supreme Court, which begins its new term Monday, include corporate political spending, dog-fighting videos, a cross in the desert...