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Why Neil Gorsuch's Idea of 'Religious Liberty' Is A Direct Threat to LGBTQ Rights

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.21.2017 | Queer Voices

Last week, amid the non-stop news about Donald Trump’s outrageous actions and comments, it almost went unnoticed that Justice Samuel Alito sent a st...

No Talk Of Donald Trump For Justice Alito At Big Conservative Lawyers' Convention

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Justice Samuel Alito kicked off on Thursday the annual gathering of The Federalist Society, one of the legal groups that helped Donald ...

Supreme Court Rules Against Corrupt Baltimore Cop In Major Kickback Scheme

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Baltimore police officer's plea to overturn his federal conspiracy conviction -- the latest development in...

Supreme Court Won't Let Nebraska, Oklahoma Ruin Colorado's Marijuana High

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a high-stakes lawsuit brought by Nebraska and Oklahoma that sought to invalidate Colorado's regime of legal mari...

Supreme Court Almost Ruled That Stun Guns Are Protected By The Second Amendment

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a Massachusetts woman's argument that a law criminalizing stun guns may violate the Second Amendment. In an unsig...

Samuel Alito On An Eight-Justice Supreme Court: 'We Will Deal With It'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

Justice Samuel Alito appears resigned to what is shaping up to be a lengthy period without a ninth justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. "We will deal wi...

The POTUS/SCOTUS Election of '16

Mark Green | Posted 02.21.2017 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpg Ron Reagan and Ron Christie debate a week of huge news -- will the Nevada and South Carolina contests lead to a Clinton-Trump showdown that'd determine control of two branches of government? By refusing to consider any nominee this year, is the Senate GOP treating Obama as "three-fifths of a president?" And is Scalia's legacy "colossal"(GWill) or, "Like the confederate flag, a venerated relic," (MGreen)?

The Legal Case Against Obama's Supreme Court Pick

John A. Tures | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's a little known fact, but there are legal arguments against President Obama being able to make his Supreme Court pick.

60 Years in Journalism: Taking a Case to the High Court

Irv Chapman | Posted 02.09.2017 | Media
Irv Chapman

One of the best shows in the town of Washington, D.C. is not on television. It is an oral argument in before the United States Supreme Court. The nine justices are appointed by the President and confirmed after they assure the U.S. Senate they will be dispassionate "umpires.

How The Supreme Court Could Crush Public-Sector Unions

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what may turn out be a painful blow to labor unions, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a case that could make the ...

Democrats Continue To Prove Samuel Alito and John Roberts Wrong

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What was once characterized as a "wild hypothetical" by Justice Samuel Alito in a 2014 campaign finance case is now a reality. A joint f...

On Capital Punishment, SCOTUS Is Behind The Times -- And The Talmud

Avraham Bronstein | Posted 10.07.2016 | Religion
Avraham Bronstein

Justices Scalia and Alito argued that the death penalty must be constitutional. But Justices Breyer and Ginsburg countered that, as currently practiced, the death penalty in its totality may likely be cruel, unusual, and wholly unconstitutional.

If You Liked 10 Years Of The Roberts Court, You'll Love The Next Republican President

Michael Keegan | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day Chief Justice Roberts was sworn in to the Supreme Court. In that decade, he has led a Court that has radically reshaped vast swathes of the law, undermining constitutional protections for civil rights and voting rights, reproductive freedom, workplace fairness, the environment, gun violence, consumer fairness and representative democracy as a whole.

Campaign Money Warnings Dismissed by Roberts & Alito Coming True

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidates from both parties are going to solicit six and seven-figure contributions directly from donors for the first tim...

Pity the Privileged

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 07.29.2016 | Queer Voices
DaShanne Stokes

The idea that the majority is under attack is reinforcing to anyone who stands on the brink of losing unearned privileges they have long taken for granted. It hurts to be taken down a peg, to discover you're no better, no more deserving, than anyone else. Better to lash out, mobilize the masses. Misdirect them at an imagined enemy. Anything to maintain that privilege.

The Kindness of Strangers

John Ireland | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Ireland

I am sure the coming weeks will deliver many reports of the ugliness that is happening in this cultural shift. Those abusing the power of their positions as elected and appointed officials may claim moral high ground, but I expect they will quickly learn they are in the wrong profession.

B*got vs. F@ggot

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Catholic Vote has created a video, "Not Alone," in opposition to last week's Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples the right to marry. On their website, they tell us that the video is about "6 courageous young people" who want to "tell the world" that they are not afraid to express their views against same-sex marriage. This video is offensive. Here's why.

Ryan J. Reilly

Justice Alito: 'The Constitution Says Nothing About A Right To Same-Sex Marriage' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, dissenting from the court's decision that found there was a constitutional right to marriage equality, wrote on Fr...

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

Why Gay Marriage Doesn't Open the Door to Polygamy

Matt Baume | Posted 05.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

In states that have legalized marriage for gays and lesbians, the only change in those contracts was the genders. A few pronouns were switched, but when gay couples marry, everything else still works exactly the same way.

Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"

The Top Arguments for and Against Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

There are consequences to waiting. Couples are denied their rights, which has ramifications from child custody to driver licenses to death certificates. Look at what the status quo means: Gay couples separated in hospitals. Losing their life savings when one passes away. Having a marriage license revoked when they cross state lines.

Why My Kentucky Kinfolks Can Sleep Easier Than My Tennessee Kinfolks

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While Tennessee lawmakers continue to do all they can to undermine Obamacare, low- and moderate-income Kentuckians can go to bed at night and not have the same worry that their neighbors a few miles to the south have about the cost of health care. Does that make sense to you?

Five Takeaways From the King v. Burwell Arguments

Jamin Raskin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

5. This argument makes clear how important it is to have the right Justices on the Supreme Court. It's not just for the big-forest constitutional questions but for the in-the-trees statutory questions where a lot of our law is made, and where all of us have a very important stake.

Even Supreme Court Justices Have A Hard Time Getting A Table At Brunch

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Who said Supreme Court justices aren't just like us? Justice Samuel Alito and his wife Martha-Ann showed up on Sunday at Heirloom, a popular New Ha...