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Justice Stevens Rips Citizens United, But Disagrees With Hillary Clinton's Litmus Test

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

Showing off his trademark bow tie (and famously polite demeanor), retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens this week again ripped into the Citizens United decision but disagreed with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that overturning it should be a litmus test for a President when choosing Supreme Court nominees.

Let the Voters Control Congressional Districts

Rep. Alan Lowenthal | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Depending on how the Supreme Court rules in the next couple weeks, partisan gerrymandering could become the only way that congressional districts are drawn.

Nancy Pelosi Predicts GOP Ruin On Obamacare Case

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Wednesday that Republicans will "rue the day" if the Supreme Court buys their argum...

Matt Ferner

SCOTUS Seeks Obama Administration's Views On Colorado Marijuana Suit | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked for views from the Obama administration on a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma that contends Colorado's re...

Dear Justice Alito: Here's What Homosexuality Was Really Like In Ancient Greece

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.02.2015 | Gay Voices

In Tuesday's Supreme Court hearings, which will determine whether the Constitution protects same-sex marriage and if states must recognize marriages f...

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: The Economic Context Behind What's Going On In Baltimore | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

So that happened. This week we take a look into some of the backstory of Baltimore's issues with inequality in the wake of protests after Freddie Gray...

How the Supreme Court Actually Mirrors the American Public on Marriage Equality

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's likely that Justices Thomas and Alito agreed with the basic sentiments Scalia seemed to be expressing -- a sense of pride, even, that passionate religious opposition to same-sex marriage rang out loudly, at the same time that conservatives across the country continue to craft "religious freedom" laws to blunt LGBT equality in the states.

Kim Bellware

Justice Alito Blasts Death Penalty Abolitionists For ‘Guerrilla War' | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday accused anti-capital punishment activists of mounting "a guerilla war on the death penalty" as the cou...

Son Of Gay Marriage Plaintiffs Sounds Off On 'Offensive' Oral Arguments

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Tevin Johnson-Campion's family is committed to establishing marriage equality in their home state of Kentucky and across America, which is why his fat...

That Thing That Connects Nepal, Baltimore and SCOTUS

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Ken Schneck, PhD

The key here is to see Nepal, Baltimore and marriage equality in a fuller context, one that is more infinitely more layered than what is being shared. But to get there, you have to take action.

SCOTUS and Marriage Equality -- The Sky Is Not Falling

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Metropolitan Community Churches are proud to say marriage equality has been part of our DNA for almost 50 years. One of the first things our founder, Rev. Elder Troy Perry, did after forming Metropolitan Community Church in 1968 was to begin performing marriage ceremonies.

My Place in the World: Thoughts and Feelings - SCOTUS and Marriage Equality

Stephanie Mott | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing arguments about whether or not I have the right to marry a person of my choosing irrespective of whether or not they are "male" or "female."

Hillary Updates Social Avatars Ahead Of Marriage Equality Case

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

It's no pantsuit rainbow, but Hillary Clinton's new avatar is looking pretty snazzy. The 2016 presidential candidate changed her profile picture on...

Dear Supreme Court Justices: You're On Deck

Paula K. Garrett | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Paula K. Garrett

You are on deck, and it's me again. I'm writing both to thank you for taking up a case that might finally grant security to millions of families like mine and to beg you to think about the chaos you are rendering if you fail to do so. Here you are up to bat again. Please make this one count.

How Will Republicans React to Gay Marriage Decision?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court decision, when it happens later this year, is quite likely going to set off an argument within the Republican Party -- or, at the very least, that subset of the party who are running for president.

Faith Rituals and SCOTUS

Sharon Groves | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Sharon Groves

This past month I have found myself tumbling head first into the elaborate matrix known as "the liturgical committee" set up to plan a multi faith service in Washington, D.C., on the eve of the Supreme Court oral arguments on the freedom to marry.

Supreme Court Debates Prison Guards' Use Of Excessive Force

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of e...

Is Equal Marriage Really So Difficult to Decide?

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
David M. Abromowitz

There is a girl in our daughter's class who shares her first name. The two children have been fast friends since kindergarten. They've had sleepovers, played dress-up with each other's costumes, ran through the sprinkler and managed lemonade stands on hot days.

Elise Foley

GOP Rep. Has An Idea For How To Stop The Supreme Court From Affirming Marriage Equality | Elise Foley | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next week for and against bans on same-sex marriage, and many are hopeful that it will ...

Supreme Court Curbs Police Drug-Sniffing Dogs In Routine Traffic Stops

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday placed a new limit on when police can use drug-s...

A Short Note to the Supreme Court on Marriage Equality

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Frank Ligtvoet

I don't smile any more, however, since my piece is now used in US Courts.

More Good News When It Comes To Americans' Feelings About Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.11.2015 | Gay Voices

A new poll reveals that public support for same-sex marriage is rising in all 50 states -- including the ones that still haven't legalized the instit...

A Look At SCOTUS Judge Who'll Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases And His Closeted Gay Mentor

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the S...

A Word to Justice Kennedy: In Obamacare Lawsuit, "Congress Can Fix It" Can Cut Either Way

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The "Congress-can-fix-it" argument is not dispositive one way or the other. If the justices want to overturn the IRS' interpretation, there is no greater weight to the "Congress-can-fix-it" argument for that proposition than for the Court to uphold the IRS interpretation .

U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Review North Carolina Voting Law

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the legality of new Republican-...