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Aisle View: The Art of Conversation

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Anthony Giardina's The City of Conversation is an intelligent, provocative, incisive drama about politics, people, ideals and principles, with razor-sharp dialogue and -- from Jan Maxwell -- a first-rate star performance.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Scandals-Without-Headines I: Constitution-Gate!

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgShow trials and screw-ups do not make for true "scandals." But what about GOP efforts to in effect deny the original intent of Article II when it comes to Obama's constitutional power to name judges? Spitzer & Matalin debate this as well as the NSA and Rice-Power appointments.

Originalism: The Dark Misunderstanding

Deedee Freedberg | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Deedee Freedberg

At the time of his now crucial rejection by the senate, Robert Bork's importance did not fully reach me. I knew him only as Solicitor General, third o...

Robert Bork: Great Teachers Transcend Ideology

Bruce Judson | Posted 03.19.2013 | College
Bruce Judson

Great teachers are not bound by ideology. Our leaders at the national and state level are also teachers. We need them to decide on a course of action, explain why it makes sense, and engage in honest discourse with those who oppose their actions.

Robert Bork Leaves Legacy for Right and Left

Hans Johnson | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

The death of influential former judge Robert Bork marks the conclusion of a career in conservative advocacy, on and off the bench, and the closing of an era in American politics.

Imagining Supreme Court Justice Robert Bork

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Let us extend our sympathy to Robert Bork's family and friends. But let us also take a stand for an important historical truth: the successful fight against his confirmation was a noble cause, and his defeat was one of the most important progressive victories.

WATCH: Ted Kennedy Warns Of 'Robert Bork's America' In 1987

Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

It was a classic moment in U.S. Senate history. The late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) took to the floor on June 23, 1987 to oppose the nomination of Rob...

Opposition to Robert Bork Was Not 'Shameful'

Asher Smith | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Asher Smith

Democrats opposing Bork's nomination would have seen their votes as not just a stand against a particular judicial nominee but as a vote against the social agenda of an administration they felt was attempting to turn the page on the progress of previous decades.

Controversial Supreme Court Nominee Dies

Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

Robert Bork, a former solicitor general perhaps best known for his controversial Supreme Court nomination which failed in 1987, died Wednesday due to ...

Judicial Fundamentalists

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We are one Supreme Court appointment away from the extremist Republicans' dream becoming the nation's nightmare.

The Frightening Prospect of a Romney Court

Jamin Raskin | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

A Romney-Ryan-Bork Court would be a dream for the 1% and the far-right, but a nightmare for everyone else in America.

Want to Get Past Romney's Lies About Women's Rights? Look to the Supreme Court

Michael Keegan | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Romney's dangerous agenda, whatever it is, would last for four years. His right-wing Supreme Court could last for forty years. That's a scary thought for anyone who cares about the rights of women.

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan: They Take It on Faith

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

Wouldn't it be nice if we had leaders who made choices based not upon a secret code of ideology or moral principle -- on a faith that provides their guidance system -- but upon the actual conditions of an issue as it expresses itself?

Biden Underestimated at Paul Ryan's Peril

Brian Jencunas | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Brian Jencunas

As a conservative myself, I wish Biden was less successful in 1988, but the episode should be a warning for those who think Paul Ryan's victory in the vice presidential debate as a foregone conclusion.

The Supremes, the Election, and the War on Women: What's Next?

Martha Burk | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

To say the Roberts Supreme Court hasn't been kind to women would be an understatement. In 2007, it overruled six lower federal courts in upholding a ban on one abortion procedure with no exception for the health of the woman.

Robert Bork: Mitt Romney's Corporate-Power Tool

Jamin Raskin | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

With Robert Bork at the helm, we will see more impunity and more unaccountability in corporate structures that are "too big to fail" and "too big to jail."

Romney Poses Greatest Danger to the Supreme Court

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The intense fire that Roberts drew from Romney and conservatives for casting the swing vote to uphold the ACA was a stern warning that justices are expected to tow a rigid, conservative line on the court.

A Romney Court, the Middle Class and 1% Justice

Jamin Raskin | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

Everyone knows that the Supreme Court will be the locus of struggle over reproductive rights, voting rights and civil liberties, but it is important to remember that the fate of America's struggling middle class is also intertwined with the direction of the Supreme Court.

A Sotomayor or a Bork? The Decision Is Ours in November

Michael Keegan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

November's election will be a turning point for the Supreme Court. The next president will likely have the chance to nominate at least one Supreme Court Justice. Obama has shown his priorities in his picks of Sotomayor and Kagan. Romney has a very different vision.

As Romney Embraces Judicial Extremism, Supreme Court Is a Winning Issue for Progressives

Michael Keegan | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Americans know judicial extremism when they see it, and are rejecting Romney's promise to bring an already far-right Court even further out of the mainstream.

Mitt Romney's Constitutional Advisor, Robert Bork, Continues the War on Women's Rights

Jamin Raskin | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

Remarkably, Mitt Romney's key constitutional advisor wants to turn back the clock on Equal Protection jurisprudence by watering down the standards for reviewing sex-discriminatory laws.

Mitt Romney's Secret Weapon for the Right: Robert Bork

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

In any sane election, Robert Bork would be the hidden crazy uncle or at least denounced as a political liability, but then again this hasn't been a sane election.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court's Women Celebrate 30 Years Of Female Justices | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The only four women to serve as Supreme Court justices gathered Wednesday night to celebrate Sandra Day O'Connor's pathbreaking arrival...

Newt May Be Zany on the Courts, But Mitt Is Just as Dangerous

Jamin Raskin | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

Lest any of Gingrich's recent statements drive anyone into the arms of Mitt Romney as some kind of moderate alternative to Gingrich on the judiciary, consider that Romney's new constitutional advisor is none other than former Judge Robert Bork.

Romney's Bork Barrel Politics

Adam Winkler | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Robert Bork is, in some ways, the intellectual leader of the Tea Party's legal vision. And that's exactly why Mitt Romney chose him. Having Bork head up his legal team sends a message that Romney is a True Conservative.