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Why It's Time to Rock Alzheimer's

Chris Mooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Mooney

We're currently spending just a penny on studying Alzheimer's for every $3.50 we spend on caring for those who have the disease

Girl Power From The Supermarket To The Supreme Court

Wendy Sachs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Sachs

While we women stand on the shoulders of Justice O'Connor and Justice Ginsburg because they broke down barriers, we also stand at the checkout line staring at Jessica Simpson's thighs because they make headlines.

Wave of Voter Anger Leaves Damage, Opportunities

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It is often the least of these who have the most at stake in elections. Nov. 2, 2010, was a night of reckoning for advocates of working people, immigr...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Oprah, Join Maria Shriver At Women's Conference

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The third day of the Women's Conference delivered an impressive roster of powerful women to the speaker's podium. First ladies Michelle Obama and Laur...

Sandra Day O'Connor At Odds With Iowa Republicans On Key Court Issues

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor took part in a panel discussion in Des Moines, Iowa Wednesday, and took positions that are at odds w...

O'Connor's Voice of Conscience

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Sandra Day O'Connor, who marked her 80th birthday last month, has emerged as the most cogent -- and for conservatives, the most vexing -- foe of the court majority.

Sandra Day O'Connor: Kagan Doesn't Need Judicial Experience

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says that lack of judicial experience should not derail Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Cour...

Sandra Day O'Connor Talks Civics In Chicago

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With more Americans able to name the judges on "American Idol" than those of the nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, retired Justice Sandra Day O...

Justice's Blind Eye: Money Floods Judicial Election Campaigns

ABC News | Matthew Mosk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In rare public remarks last week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the money involved in electing judges remains one of the most pr...

The New Female Supreme Court Justice: 50, Single, Childless, Ivy League Educated

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

It struck me as I was thinking about the last two Supreme Court nominees offered by President Obama, that we may be seeing a pattern. Single, well educated ivy-league women, with no children.

Author of Supreme Court's Decision Unleashing Campaign Spending Once Denounced the Influence of Campaign Cash

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

Guess who participated in a 2003 Frontline documentary called "Justice for Sale" to denounce this corporate money in elections? Why, that would none other than Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the Citizens United opinion.

Sandra Day O'Connor Criticizes Supreme Court's Campaign Finance Ruling

The New York Times | Adam Liptak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor did not sound happy on Tuesday about the Supreme Court's big campaign finance decision last week. It repudiat...

State Of The Union: Deep Twitter Thoughts on SOTU

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Oh snap! McConnel's daughter was in the army. Can't say that about Sasha or Malia, can you Barack Obama! Boooyakashah!

Follow the Money

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Wisconsin's Supreme Court has adopted a rule stipulating that campaign contributions, endorsements and paid ads are not enough to force recusal. Money has invaded the judicial arena.

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. ...

The Specter of Condemnation: What Isn't Public Use?

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Most observers wouldn't consider luxury condos and a privately owned basketball arena with lucrative naming rights accruing solely to the developer -- Atlantic Yards -- to be a "public use."

Trial by Firefight

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

It's clear that Cameron Todd Willingham was (mis)tried by a kangaroo court, but will justice be better served by the media zoo that's ensued?

Sotomayor To Wear Judicial Collar Given To Her By Ginsburg (VIDEO)

Huffington Post via ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Not only is the Supreme Court robe unfashionable, but it was also designed mainly for men. Sandra Day O'Connor, the Supreme Court's first female justi...

Legalized: Oral Sex, Sodomy and Immoral Prosecutions

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Illegal is not the same as immoral. Jaywalking is illegal, few would argue it's immoral. What lawmakers, banks and brokers did to the economy was technically legal -- but it was far from being moral.

History in the Making

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

When the Senate confirms Judge Sotomayor, she will become the first Latina, the first woman of color, and only the third woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Medals Of Freedom: Obama Honors Ted Kennedy, Harvey Milk And 14 Others

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 people, including political ally Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, tenn...

Forget Being "Borked," She's Been "Sotomayored"

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

It's clear the conservative press has little interest in ascertaining the veracity of right-wing smears against Sotomayor before advancing them.

More Than Just a Show: History, the Sotomayor Hearings and the Future

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Sotomayor's extraordinary intelligence, personal fortitude and integrity underscore what a terrible loss the nation suffers when it fails to take advantage of the talents and skills of women and people of color.

Sandra Day O'Connor "Pleased" With Sotomayor Nomination, Criticizes The Term "Activist Judge" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was a guest on the "Today Show' this morning to discuss her new children's book. However, matters qu...

Ronald Reagan: The Original "Reverse-Sexist" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative pundits have railed seemingly endessly about Judge Sonia Sotomayor's supposed "reverse racism." But it appears conservative hero Ronald R...