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Samuel Alito

BOTH SIDES NOW: Can the GOP Change on Gays and Guns? Not This Week

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIts "Autopsy" notwithstanding, Reagan & Frum discuss a possible Grand New Party" on gay rights or guns post-Sup Ct and Newtown. Can it escape Evangelical and NRA stridency? Then: North Korea & North Dakota are both bluffing like crazy.

Is the Supreme Court Charged With Constitutional Interpretation or Soothsaying?

Byron Williams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Byron Williams

Can we at least agree that so-called traditional marriage is a phenomenon of Western civilization? Those who oppose marriage equality based on biblical teachings must know that the notion of traditional marriage ends in the 4th chapter of Genesis.

Hey, SCOTUS, I'm Not Getting Any Younger

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Fifty years from now, the logic goes, people will look back at this time and this issue and will wonder what all the fuss was about. Well, 50 years from now I will be 98. I do not want to be a 98-year-old blushing bride. So here's my message to the Supreme Court.

Prop 8 Likely to Be Repealed Narrowly; Court Hears DOMA Today

Paul Hogarth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Hogarth

It is never wise to predict U.S. Supreme Court decisions on oral arguments, or else Obamacare would have been repealed. Based on the Justices' line of questioning, however, it appears that they will overrule Proposition 8 -- but on narrow grounds that will only affect California.

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.

Is Samuel Alito a Tenther?

Nan Aron | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Roberts Court, Alito included, has transparently become the judicial outpost of a political movement with political goals.

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.

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove's $300 Million Machine

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The independent group American Crossroads, a super PAC, and Crossroads GPS, a social welfare non-profit, set a goal to raise and spend $...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #24, Supreme Court Appointments

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Electing Romney would be devastating to the future of the Supreme Court and the country. If Romney is elected and Ginsburg retires, over the next four years a real shift in power would occur.

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.

John Roberts Isn't What You Think He Is

David Macaray | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

Whatever one's definition of "anti-union," the Roberts' Court clearly conforms to it.

The Supreme Court: Just Politics by Other Means?

Nan Aron | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

Of course, politics is inherently part of the judicial system. But there's a difference between saying that justices live, work, and are selected in a political world and saying that when they get on the Supreme Court they're really just politicians in robes.

Mike Sacks

Justices Strike Down Life Without Parole For Teens Convicted Of Murder

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday abolished the imposition of mandatory sentences of life without parole for all juveniles convicted of murder...

Obama's Dream and the Right's Crocodile Tears

Doug Kendall | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Do folks like Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann, war-on-terror architect John Yoo, and columnist Charles Krauthammer really believe the Constitution means one thing when a Republican is in the White House, and something entirely different when the President is a Democrat?

The Supreme Court and Health Care Reform

Stephen M. Davidson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Stephen M. Davidson

So, since health insurance is interstate commerce, and Congress has the power not only to regulate it, but also to make all laws that are "necessary and proper" for executing its power, why isn't that the end of it?

Mike Sacks

Deportation And Wiretapping At The Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With five weeks remaining in its term, the Supreme Court on Monday morning chipped away at its 20-plus cases yet to be decided by issuin...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Favorability Hits New Low

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifty-two percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the Supreme Court, a quarter-century low according to Pew Research Center, which...

The Corporate Court: Supreme Tool of the 1%

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The fate of our health care is in the hands of the most partisan, pro-corporate court in a generation.

Meet the New Boss: Is the Court Making a Supreme Power Grab?

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

If the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, or key components of it, it will be saying that it's the new boss in lawmaking and that Congress should step aside.

Mike Sacks

Idaho Couple Can Fight EPA, Supreme Court Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously reversed a lower court opinion that forbade an Idaho couple from challenging an Environmental...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Takes On Life-Without-Parole Sentence For Teens Convicted Of Murder

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2005, the Supreme Court banned the death penalty for minors no matter how heinous the crime. In 2010, the justices drew the same line...

Mike Sacks

Why Supreme Court Conservative Majority Doesn't Mean Health Reform Smackdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court will not overturn health care reform. At least if the five-justice conservative majority that brought the country Citizens United an...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Debates Lying About Military Honors

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday morning appeared divided over whether to strike down a federal law that makes it a crime for a person to ...

Mike Sacks

High Court Revisiting Flashpoint Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Affirmative action is heading back to the Supreme Court, and this time its prospects for survival are poorer than ever. The Court ann...

Google's New Privacy Policy: Close But No Cigar

Adam Levin | Posted 04.03.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

Google's new policy is exemplary in its brevity, comprehensibility, and candor. If you disagree, try reading one from a bank or a wireless carrier (emphasis on the word "try").