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Understanding Eminent Domain Law in the Context of the GOP Presidential Contest: What Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush Aren't Telling You.

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

The current status of eminent domain law in the United States, however, doesn't square with Cruz's, and now Bush's, fear-mongering over the issue. In essence, Cruz and Bush are trying to make Trump the boogeyman here. And while there may indeed be plenty of grounds for pinning that moniker on Trump, eminent domain does not appear to be one of them.

Will SCOTUS Ruling in Favor of Immigration Reform Be Another DREAM Deferred? (Video)

GVH Live | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
GVH Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coDDZHZfcfc By, Nadia Watson Last week, the Supreme Court finally agreed to hear the case on whether or not Preside...

Justice Thomas Hasn't Uttered A Word From The Bench In 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

Justice Clarence Thomas will soon celebrate 10 years of not speaking during oral arguments at the Supreme Court, The New York Times reported on ...

Arizona Wants To Secede From The U.S. Court That Has Long Been Its Home

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona wants to secede. Not from the United States, but from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the federal appellate...

Justice Scalia Calls Out A Colleague For Flip-Flopping On Juvenile Justice

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia didn't make it to the Supreme Court this week, but he did leave a snippy note for Justice Anthony Kennedy in a major juvenile ...

Shelby County Won't Get $2 Million For Gutting The Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

This may be the end of the legal road for Shelby County, Alabama. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined a request from the county to award it $2 ...

Supreme Court Sides With Children Automatically Sentenced To Die In Prison

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that children automatically sentenced to die in prison should get an opportunity to try for a more lenient sen...

Bernie Sanders Wants To Kill Citizens United. It's Actually Not That Easy.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

To commemorate the six-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's reviled Citizens United decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) lamented the occasion on...

43 Years After Roe v. Wade, Battle for Abortion Access is Far From Over

Joan Malin | Posted 01.23.2016 | New York
Joan Malin

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade that affirmed that the right to privacy extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, opening up access across the country.

A Cop Was Punished Over Politics, And The Supreme Court May Let His Bosses Get Away With It

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court isn't shy about entertaining partisan issues. But in the case of a New Jersey police officer who was punished fo...

Reclaiming Roe for Women at Home and Abroad

Serra Sippel | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Serra Sippel

The time is now to reclaim the spirit of Roe and the right of all women and girls to terminate a pregnancy, at home and abroad.

'Wichita Massacre' Brothers Get Zero Sympathy From The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the U.S. Supreme Court heard an unusual two hours of arguments in October to consider Kansas' death penalty regime, Justice Antoni...

Justice Ginsburg Leads Supreme Court Majority To Deliver Blow To Big Business

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued the first decision in a series of class action cases this term that are widely viewed a...

Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Revive Arkansas Abortion Law

Reuters | Sara Bondioli | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

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Supreme Court Trashes Latest Legal Attack On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has snubbed yet another Obamacare case. The justices on Tuesday declined to take up the latest legal challenge t...

Every American Is Fit to Fight, to Serve, to Be

Greg White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg White

America is going through LGBT civil rights boot camp, and it's making our society stronger. Change, like recruit training, is hard. The results are worth it.

Supreme Court Spares Bob McDonnell From Prison For A While Longer

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up the case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), who in October urged the justices to revi...

Another Attack on Democracy

Donald Cohen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Monday was an important day for America's shrinking middle class. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that could impose radical new limits on the rights of public sector workers -- like teachers, nurses, and firefighters -- to join together to win better lives for their families and communities.

Supreme Court Could Decide Fate Of 3.5 Million Puerto Ricans

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The unlikely case of two convicted gun runners could force the Supreme Court to decide Puerto Rico's political future. During the ...

Looks Like Scalia Won't Be Saving Public-Sector Unions After All

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Public unions clearly appeared to have taken a beating Monday during oral arguments in a major case the Supreme Court is cons...

The Supreme Court Appears Set To Issue Crippling Blow To Public Employee Unions

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court gave every indication on Monday that it is ready and willing to invalidate public uni...

Hillary Clinton Says A Republican President Would 'Break' The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

The future of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance, and Hillary Clinton wants you to know she's the one who can save it. In an op-ed for The Boston...

Plaintiff in Illinois Union Lawsuit Hopes SCOTUS Sides With California Teacher

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.08.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A California lawsuit to be argued Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court could do much of the heavy lifting for Gov. Bruce Rauner in his effort to end f...

Reasons Judge Roy Moore Missed SCOTUS' Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.06.2016 | Comedy

On Wednesday, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore ordered state judges not to issue any marriage licenses contrary to the state's same-sex marri...

Alabama Chief Justice Tries To Ban Same-Sex Marriage In His State

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

The chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court issued an administrative order on Wednesday barring state judges from issuing same-sex marriage li...