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Paul Clement

Supreme Court Steps Into Battle Between Religious Rights And Reproductive Rights

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers whether business owners can object on ...

Christina Wilkie

Roger Ailes To Receive $250,000 Prize From Conservative Foundation

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and former Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels will each receive $250,000 Wednesday from the conservative Bra...

Can You Oppose Gay Marriage and Not Be Anti-Gay?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Whatever the outcome of this week's historic Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage, one thing has become crystal clear: there is no longer, if there ever was, a rational argument to ban it. Are there any grounds for holding that position beyond simple prejudice?

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Dings Paul Clement, DOMA Attorney: 'What A Stale Role To Play In Life'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she's "very optimistic" the Supreme Court will strike down the Defense...

DOJ's Brief for Equality

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The new media were ablaze on the evening of February 22 after U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli filed a brief in United States v. Windsor asking the Supreme Court to overturn Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Conservative Lawyer Says Gays Too Powerful To Need Judicial Protection

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.23.2013 | Gay Voices

A conservative attorney working on behalf of the GOP bolstered his argument to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) with the rationale that gay A...

Gaming Out Gay Marriage's Path To The Supreme Court

Steve Sanders | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Steve Sanders

With rulings on gay marriage from two federal appellate courts in the past week, it is now more likely that the Supreme Court will finally grapple with the key civil rights issue of our time. We are in a stage where timing, litigation strategy, and judicial politics will all be critical.

Arizona's "Show Me Your Papers" Law Gets Its Day in Court -- and Congress

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

The Supreme Court shouldn't buy S.B. 1070 supporters' claims when it hears arguments tomorrow. The Constitution doesn't allow states to set immigration and foreign policy, and it certainly doesn't allow them to do so in a manner that discriminates against people of color.

The Court, the Constitution and the 2012 Campaign: Act III

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court turns its attention this week to the emotional subject of immigration controls. At issue is the constitutionality of a 2010 Arizona law so widely known that its very title -- S.B. 1070 -- seems enough to start a political argument.

Mike Sacks

Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law Arriving At Supreme Court This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the federal government's challenge to the Grand Canyon state's contro...

Lawyer: DOMA Amounts To 'Across-The-Board Disrespect'

AP | By DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- A lawyer for gay married couples argued Wednesday that a law that denies them a host of federal benefits given to heterosexual couples amoun...

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.

Challengers Press for Radically Limited Government in Health Care Law Oral Arguments

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Caroline Fredrickson

If the high court's conservative wing does indeed strike the minimum coverage provision, they will do so by actively ignoring or overriding precedent.

Paul Clement Calls for Tax Hike in Supreme Court Arguments Against Obamacare

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Paul D. Clement, legal icon of the conservative movement, found himself suggesting a tax hike that violates every fiber in the political body of congressional Republicans as well as the Grover Norquist pledge to never raise taxes in any way or for any reason -- ever.

Supreme Court Lawyers Arguing Health Care In Front Of Justices

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

-- The lawyers arguing Wednesday at the Supreme Court over President Barack Obama's health care law: ___...

Who Really Represents the States in the Health Care Cases?

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

When the Justices hear the six hours of argument on the constitutionality of healthcare reform this week, there will no doubt be much talk about "states' rights." But it is important to remember that the one arguing doesn't truly represent "the states" v. the federal government.

Former Top Bush Lawyer Taking On Big Cases Against Obama

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Paul Clement used to argue for the federal government's power until he started arguing against it. But he's no flip-flopping polit...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Backs Away From Texas Firestorm

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Time and timing was of the essence Monday afternoon during Supreme Court oral argument over which legislative maps Texas may use in its ...

Mike Sacks

Who Will Be America's Next Top Conservative Justice?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

At the Fox News presidential debate in Iowa last week, moderator Megyn Kelly asked the Republican candidates to name their favorite Supreme Court just...

Jennifer Bendery

House Defends DOMA By Arguing Gay People Are Powerful

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gay people have the political power to sway Congress to combat discrimination against them, so there's no need for a court to overturn t...

Amanda Terkel

How Much Are Taxpayers Paying To Defend DOMA?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have agreed to a new contract to pay a private law firm up to $1.5 million to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, whic...

Amanda Terkel

NFL Gets Better: Football League Adds Sexual Orientation Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The NFL has removed a hurdle for professional football players who may be thinking of coming out as gay, banning discrimination based on...

Tyler Kingkade

DOMA Defense: Boehner Complaint Dropped By Watchdog Group CREW

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he would spend $500,000 to hire an outside law firm to defend the Defense of Marriage...

Courtroom Football Ends, for Now: An Analysis

Andrew Brandt | Posted 08.05.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals kept the arguments and the schedule tight and stayed within the prescribed guidelines of a half hour each. Here are my thoughts.