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What Happens When We Don't Need Women's Bodies for Gestation?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Feminists in many disciplines have extensively considered what ectogenesis could mean for women's rights, the structure of the family, class, race and society. What does it mean to sever human "birth" from the human body

Justices Won't Hear Contentious Internet Taxation Case

AP | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider throwing out New York state's taxes on Internet purchases on websites like Amazon....

The Women Of The Supreme Court Now Have The Badass Portrait They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

The women of the Supreme Court are the subjects of a new painting unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Monda...

Former Supreme Court Justice: Not A 'Fan' Of Voter ID Laws

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he stands by his 2008 decision to uphold a controversial voter identification law in...

Matt Sledge

Supreme Court To Rule On Whether The Government Can Freeze Your Money | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

A New York couple's case heads to the Supreme Court on Wednesday -- and the outcome could determine whether the government can prevent criminal defend...

Supreme Court Weighs Ban On Affirmative Action

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 10.14.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions in a Michigan case, aff...

This Is the Supreme Court's Shutdown

Mansur Gidfar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mansur Gidfar

While there's certainly plenty of finger pointing to go around, few of them have been pointed in the right direction. This isn't President Obama's shutdown or John Boehner's shutdown -- it's Citizens United's.

Supreme Justice: How to Address Judicial Activism in our Courts

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The place for activism is in politics, in the streets, and on the Internet, but not in the courts. That brings us to the question of how to mitigate judicial activism.

Much Ado About McCutcheon: The Continuing Erosion of Campaign Contribution Limits

Jessica Levinson | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Shaun McCutcheon wants to make political donations to federal candidates. Allow me to clarify: McCutcheon wants to make a lot of political donations to federal candidates. The Republican National Committee, among others, wants him to be able to do so. So what's the problem?

Paul Blumenthal

McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court Skeptical Of Campaign Contribution Limits | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A slim majority of Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Tuesday that the federal government may cap the total amount of money that in...

The 3 Things Scalia Gets Wrong

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia got a lot of attention for his colorful interview with New York magazine on Sunday. While most of his claims were...

The 9 Weirdest Things We Learned From Scalia's Interview

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave an interview to New York magazine and, boy, was it a doozy. The notoriously outspoken judge gave a wide-r...

Justice Says Supreme Court Sees Too Many Disputes

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy criticized the ideological gridlock that leaves so many divisive issues to the Supreme C...

Supreme Court Is Business As Usual Amid Shutdown

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says its business will go on despite the ongoing government shutdown. The high court announced Th...

Scalia On Congress: 'I Leave Them Alone, They Leave Me Alone'

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MEDFORD, Mass. -- MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — It's possible for a law to be really stupid, but still constitutional, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ...

Key Issue Sees Rising Attention In 2013

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

By Lisa Maria Garza Sept 11 (Reuters) - The number of immigration-related laws passed by U.S. states rebounded sharply in the first ha...

Warren Rails On 'Pro-Corporate' Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

In a speech at an AFL-CIO convention on Sunday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized the Supreme Court for being too right-wing and serving the ...

Warren Rails On 'Pro-Corporate' Supreme Court

Politico | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka denounced the United States Supreme Court on Sunday as a righ...

Osama Bin Laden Photos Case Could Be Headed To Supreme Court

Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

A conservative group suing the government to obtain photos taken of Osama bin Laden's dead body is taking its case to the Supreme Court. An appeals...

Ginsburg: Female Justices 'Not Shrinking Violets'

USA Today | Richard Wolf | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court justices sat largely still in late June as Chief Justice John Roberts announced his majority opinion against the Voting Rights Act o...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP's Voting Rights Act Champion: I'm A Mechanic, Not A Civil Rights Icon | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The best hope for replacing a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is a white Republican lawyer from Wisconsin who supports voter ID l...

Organic Raisin Farmers Fight Back Against Big Ag, USDA

Zach Weissmueller | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Zach Weissmueller

Every year, the Hornes plant seeds, tie vines, harvest fruit, and place grapes in paper trays to create sun-dried raisins. And every year, the federal government prevents them from bringing their full harvest to market.

SCOTUS, DOMA and Prop 8: Where Do We Go From Here?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 09.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

However, there is nothing in that truth that diminishes the other truth. Prop 8 is gone. Section three of DOMA is gone. What does that mean to me? It means hope.

If You're Pro-Choice You Should Take Heed

Walker Bragman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

North Carolina is the latest in a string of Republican states to attempt to restrict women's access to reproductive care. But why now, 40 years after Roe v. Wade, which ruled abortion a matter a privacy, are we seeing such a concerted attack from the right?

An Open Letter to All My Friends Who Did Not Live to See the Day Marriage Equality Reigned Supreme

Rob Watson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

We leave this world better than we found it; that is for sure. I know you have left in many ways, but I also have to acknowledge that it is you who inspire the strength I possess for this fight. You are in the very fabric of who I am, and always will be.