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Kill the Bastard: The Money Backing the Obamacare Supreme Court Case

Washington Spectator | Posted 03.04.2015 | HuffPost Home
Washington Spectator

The challenge to the Affordable Care Act heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 4 is supported and bankrolled by a right-wing think tank most widely known for its campaign against environmental regulation, or "eco-socialism."

SCOTUS vs. The ACA

Washington Spectator | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Washington Spectator

The ACA creates insurance-market exchanges through which anyone can purchase private health-insurance policies. In an attempt to subvert the law, most states governed by Republicans refused to establish exchanges.

Boehner Makes Republicans 'Tools and Dupes' of Netanyahu's Election Campaign

David Miles | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
David Miles

Netanyahu's speech may be evidence of hubris run amok on his part, but it is also a vivid illustration of the pervasive and destructive rise of partisanship in American politics over the last few decades.

Obamacare on the Docket Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress have been saying for five years now that their top priority is to "repeal and replace" Obamacare. The problem, however, is that they are now scrambling to come up with something (anything!) that would help convince John Roberts to vote against the ACA.

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Roper v. Simmons: One Small Step for Christopher Simmons, One Giant Step for Juvenile Justice Reform

Marsha Levick | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Marsha Levick

With this simple declaration ten years ago, the United States Supreme Court ended a centuries-old practice that left youth eligible for execution for murders they committed when they were under the age of eighteen.

Nick Wing

This Supreme Court Decision Could Encourage One Of The Worst Forms Of Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

Certain discriminatory housing policies disadvantage minorities more than whites. How will the Supreme Court handle this reality?

'Modern Brides and Modern Grooms': How Same-Sex Marriage Has Opened Doors for All of Us

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Weddings
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Couples of all stripes now choose to be married, with eyes wide open, rather than sleep-walking through the steps dictated by tradition.

Meet Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Who Isn't About to Give Up His Antigay Crusade

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Some Alabama probate judges, at least for the time being, are defying the United States Supreme Court today, refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples while other judges throughout the state are granting those licenses.

GOP Presses State Bills Limiting Gay Rights Before Supreme Court Ruling

AP | RAY HENRY and KATHLEEN FOODY | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect...

Supreme Court To Take Up Use Of Lethal Injection

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma's method of execution by lethal injection, ...

Obama Says He Hopes SCOTUS Will Rule In Favor Of Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he hoped the Supreme Court would issue a ruling that would prevent state...

Barack Obama: 'The Citizens United Decision Was Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a strong statement Wednesday in opposition to the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizen's United decision, a ruling he believes "...

States Fear The Supreme Court Will Eliminate This Key Anti-Discrimination Tool

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Fired Whistleblower

AP | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a former air marshal who was fired after leaking plans to the media about security cutbacks...

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Debit Card 'Swipe Fees' Rules

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

(Adds Durbin's statement, paragraph 13) By Lawrence Hurley and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. ...

Supreme Court Rules For Bearded Muslim Inmate, Upholding Religious Rights Of Prisoners

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas who sued for the right to grow a short beard for religious rea...

SCOTUS Takes Big Step Toward Giant Step

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As a priest and pastor, I believe in the biblical promise that "the truth will set us free." And the truth is that continuing to discriminate against the marriages of some Americans undermines the liberty of all Americans.

The End Game for Marriage Equality Is Here

James D. Esseks | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
James D. Esseks

With today's SCOTUS announcement we are entering what we hope will be the last phase of a journey toward greater dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people that started decades ago and has accelerated at a truly astounding rate over the last year and a half. A win before the high court would be a watershed moment for the LGBT-rights movement.

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Will Take Up Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court may rule once and for all this year whether the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law gives ...

Scott Walker Exposes the Fiction Behind King v. Burwell

Doug Kendall | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Despite all the rhetoric against Obamacare, conservative governors and state officials aren't exactly lining up to join the latest Supreme Court challenge designed to gut the Affordable Care Act. To see why, just listen to Walker, whose comments in 2013 controvert the central claim in King.

Supreme Court Rejects New Challenge To Obamacare Law

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up another broad challenge to Pres...

Supreme Court Takes No Action On Pending Gay Marriage Cases

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took no action on five pending cases that could lead to a ruling on whether states ma...

How Big Corporations Buy Access To The Supreme Court

www.nytimes.com | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

The United States Supreme Court decides cases involving the nation’s most pressing legal issues, affecting the daily lives of hundreds of millions o...

Gay Marriage Cases Teed Up For Supreme Court Justices' Action

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay marriage cases are on the Supreme Court's agenda with enough time for the issue to be argued and decided by late June. ...

Scalia on Retirees Losing Their Health Insurance: 'I Can't Feel Bad About It'

Nan Aron | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Nan Aron

In Apple Grove, West Virginia, there are some retirees from a chemical plant whose Christmas wishes probably include this: They want to keep the health insurance they were promised.