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How The Kennedy-Scalia Rivalry Impacted DOMA

Salon | ANDREW M. KOPPELMAN | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics
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Reading the Supreme Court’s opinions in the same-sex marriage cases felt like watching a couple of crazy old uncles bicker. I’m a law professor, a...

How Full Is That Glass? Reflecting on Voting Rights, Employment Discriminiation and Gay Marriage

Peter M. Shane | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

In the Windsor and Perry cases, the Court has given Americans much to cheer. The Court has also left much, however, to a political process that the Court has befouled by taking the side of state rights against actual democracy.

Did Scalia Concede Defeat on Same-Sex Marriage?

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

There's good cause to believe Justice Kennedy may surprise us tomorrow morning just as he did ten years ago, voting with the liberal Justices to overturn DOMA in a decision that supports gay rights and establishes sexual orientation as an inborn trait in law.

Scalia Signals He Will Decide Voting Rights Case Under German Jurisprudence

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

In cases involving an act of Congress, such as the Voting Rights Act, the Court pays great deference to findings of facts by Congress. Congress is, after all, the peoples' elected representatives; and, it can be changed.

Scalia, Liberals Find Common Ground

Salon | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Antonin Scalia, for various reasons, is not the left’s favorite Supreme Court justice. ...

Scalia Pens Fiery Dissent Joining With Liberals

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - Justice Antonin Scalia can seem among the most predictable of the nine U.S. Supreme Co...

Scalia: Voting Rights Act Is An 'Embedded' Form Of 'Racial Preferment'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that the Voting Rights Act is an "embedded" form of "racial preferment," according to a report in The...

Scalia Forges Unlikely Alliance

Salon | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Last week, in Florida v. Jardines, the Supreme Court held that the Constitution requires police to get a warrant before they bring a drug dog to the f...

WATCH: Louis Virtel's Advice For The Supreme Court Justices

Louis Virtel | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Following Tuesday and Wednesday's hearings, I'm approaching all nine Supreme Court justices (yep, one at a time) like a bossy, side-ponytail-sporting 5-year-old offering advice, cynicism, support and even some actual ideas. (Hey, Scalia! I saved an extra minute for you!)

It's Not a Mystery When State Laws Prohibiting Same-Sex Couples From Marrying "Became Unconstitutional"

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

It may have taken us 100 years to get it right with respect to race-restrictions on the freedom to marry, but it doesn't mean those laws weren't unconstitutional in 1868. The same is true, nearly 150 years after the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, for laws that deny gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry.

The Worst

Mother Jones | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia has written that "it is our moral heritage that one should not hate any human being or class of human beings." Judging by the t...

Supreme Court Justice Scalia Should Take a Cue From Pope Benedict XVI

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Ana Garcia-Ashley

When you are not serving the people, it may be time to step aside. And not serving the interests of the people is exactly what Supreme Court Justice A...

Ryan J. Reilly

In Voting Rights Act Case, Scalia Condemns 'Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative justices on the Supreme Court expressed skepticism Wednesday about whether the federal government should still be requiring...

The Supreme Court Ruling on Guns; There Is Something for Both Sides in the Culture War Over Gun Control

David Ropeik | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Gun control advocates criticize the ruling, yet selectively fail to acknowledge or try to take political advantage of the ways it gives them the legal ammunition to accomplish much of what they want.

Scalia: Health Care Ruling Is 'Water Over The Dam'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday that while he was surprised by the court's decision to uphold President Obama's health care law, t...

The Romney Court

Adam Winkler | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Adam Winkler

The Supreme Court may be below the radar for most voters. But Republican leaders have not forgotten about Roberts and the high court. They are not about to let themselves be burned again.

Scalia's Unusual Hunting Partner Reveals Herself

AP | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia are ideological opposites, yet they share a pastime. They like to hunt toget...

Scalia Runs Into Parking Problem

AP | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Even if you're driving a member of the country's highest court, run afoul of the Philadelphia Parking Authority and you'll find a...

Scalia: Death Penalty, Abortion, 'Homosexual Sodomy' Are Easy Cases

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Antonin Scalia says his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before th...

Scalia Hurls 'Lie' Charge

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

By Terry Baynes NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday escalated a war of words with a pro...

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...

Scalia Speaks Out On Supreme Court Discord

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is downplaying reports of discord among the justices following last month's decision to uphold...

Scalia Denies 'Falling Out' With Roberts

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday he hasn't had a "falling out" with Chief Justice John Roberts over the Supreme Court's landma...

Scalia Under Fire Following Contentious Decisions

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia drew unusually critical attention during this past Supreme Court term for comments he made in court and in h...

E.J. Dionne: Scalia Should Resign

Washington Post | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court....