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Corporations Now Have Their Own Private Judiciary System

David Morris | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Since Republicans gained control of Congress little has been done. The Arbitration Act, which would broadly void forced arbitration contracts, has languished in Congress for six years. A bill to prohibit any school receiving federal student aid from restricting students' ability to pursue legal claims in court likely will not come to a vote.

Going Out on a Limb: Will the Democrats Hold Onto the Senate?

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

To keep open the Government of the United States, protect a balance of progressive influence in the Federal appellate courts, and block extreme legislation passed by the House: The Democrats must maintain control of the U.S. Senate. But, with days to go before November 4, it now seems distinctly less possible.

The Supreme Court Overstates Racial Progress

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

There is a common thread in both of the Court's last two decisions: an appeal to illusory racial progress. "Our country has changed," wrote Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Evidence abounds that this is simply not true.

Roberts' War Against Voting Rights Act Exposed

Mother Jones | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

When he was in his late 20s, John Roberts was a foot soldier in President Ronald Reagan administration's crusade against the Voting Rights Act....

Zach Carter

Scalia: Individual Mandate Is Not A Tax | Zach Carter | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Sunday that he does not believe the high court is "political," and refused to comment on Chief...

Tax-y and He Knows It

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Michael Rugnetta

The Supreme Court's health care ruling was surprising for many reasons -- John Roberts siding with the court's liberal wing, the upholding of the mand...

Conservatives Continue Attacking Roberts

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

In the aftermath of John Roberts' surprise majority opinion to uphold President Obama's health care law, many right-wingers continued their attack on ...

How Roberts Orchestrated Citizens United

The New Yorker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

When Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission was first argued before the Supreme Court, on March 24, 2009, it seemed like a case of modest impo...

After Arizona, Reconsidering the Second Amendment

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Politics is more than a game, and that fine-sounding theories about "the blood of tyrants" can manifest as "the blood of nine-year-old girls" when troubled people take them too seriously.

The Supreme Court: Where They Went To College (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Harvard lays claim to the most Supreme Court justices -- five went there for law school. Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor both chose Princeton for the...

Dark Days for Democracy

Charlie Cray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charlie Cray

Right now, corporate America is busily undoing our ability to restrain their "speech," from commercial speech to corporate control over the media.

This is a Matter of Self Respect

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Elections Matter. Votes Matter. What officials do with those votes once they are in office matters. I am a Democrat. I drink the kool-aid flavored with the words "all of us are created equal."

Sandra Day O'Connor: Rulings Being "Dismantled" By Roberts Court

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she regrets that some of her decisions "are being dismantled" by the current Supreme Court. ...

Republicans Have the Principled Backbone of an Invertebrate

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Conservatives feign to stand on principle when in fact political expediency is the only driving force. This becomes evident by the inversion of their principled positions when a Democrat takes office.

The Best Judge $3 Million Can Buy

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The US Supreme Court ruling earlier this week gives a scary look at how justice in America is routinely bought and sold.

An Open Letter to Senator McCain

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

Women, Senator McCain, vote on issues important to us, not on whether or not the candidate wears a skirt. The truth is, your candidacy is the worst for women in recent history.