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The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations: Why Affirmative Action Still Matters

Deborah N. Archer | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Deborah N. Archer

If the challenge is successful, Fisher would reverse decades of legal precedent, stifling universities' ability to develop a diverse student body, and closing the door to equal opportunities for students of color. Not only would minority students lose, but so would our nation.

The Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Appeal From NOM

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices

PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine...

Why Does Paul Ryan Have a Debate Coach Who Promotes 'Anti-American' Values?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It surely isn't happening in this election cycle and may not happen in the next one, but Republicans could be reaching the end of the line on gay marriage, and some conservative activists are even beginning to admit it.

Big Rulings Ahead As Supreme Court Begins Term

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court term that begins Monday holds the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights. A look at ca...

Another Supreme Court Term Kicks Off Monday

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court's liberals in...

Ten Wild and Crazy Facts, a Few Opinions, and One Prediction About the Supreme Court

Eric Segall | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Eric Segall

Every sitting Justice went to either Harvard or Yale Law Schools. This makes the Court the least diverse (really diverse) governmental institution in the United States.

Endeavouring to Excite the Electorate

Jessica Levinson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

What was this event that excited so many members of the American public? This is not a rhetorical question. If you said the 2012 elections, or the presidential election, you're wrong, but I was so hoping that would be your answer.

Supreme Court Makes Rare Decision In Cases For New Term

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot – Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on...

Michelangelo Signorile

NOM President Predicts SCOTUS Will Hear Prop 8 Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the ruling that struck down Propo...

WATCH: Jill Biden Makes Penis Joke

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden inadvertently made a penis joke during a campaign event in New Hampshire Friday. "I've seen Joe up clos...

Lila Shapiro

83-Year-Old Lesbian Petitions Supreme Court To Hear DOMA Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.16.2012 | Gay Voices

On Monday, lawyers filed a petition on behalf of Edith "Edie" Windsor, an 83-year-old lesbian from New York, asking the Supreme Court to review her ca...

Siding With the 1%?

Timothy Stoltzfus Jost | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Timothy Stoltzfus Jost

The next president will almost certainly appoint another justice to the Court, possibly more than one. Will that justice side with the 1% or with the rest of us? It is up to you to decide.

GOP Rep: Patient With 'Massive Tumor' Shouldn't Have 'Millions' In Health Insurance Provided

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.) said on Monday evening that he didn't believe highly expensive health care should be provided to uninsured patients with ...

The Supremes Say It's Okay to Steal Your Valor

Jessica Levinson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

The First Amendment protects not just what we want to say and hear, but also disgusting, despicable statements that we would rather people not say or hear.

Like It or Not, We Need to Help Dems Retake Congress

Jane White | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics
Jane White

We need to re-elect the party of the 99%. If you've got money and/or the time, support their cause. Democrats may hold their noses when it comes to the Citizens United decision but when you're at war, you've got to fight fire with fire.

A Victory for America

Gregory Rockson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Gregory Rockson

While pundits and talk show hosts will continue to debate about the implications of this ruling, I remember the many ordinary families I encountered during the health fairs who like most Americans work so hard to provide for their families.

Surprising Survey Result On Young People And Health Care Law

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.06.2012 | College

Young adults were completely uniformed about what the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the landmark ruling health care reform. Two out of three people...

Law Professor's Brief Shapes Landmark Healthcare Decision

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.05.2012 | College

A Vanderbilt University law professor's brief on the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion provision helped shape the U.S. Supreme Court's recent r...

The Supreme Court Needs Fixing

Jess Coleman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

After Marbury v. Madison, the Court went from the least significant branch to the most significant, reserving the right to overturn any law, regardless of popular support or precedent.

Mitt Romney Sours On Former Favorite Justice

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen and Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

Sounds like there's trouble in paradise. During a Republican debate in December, Mitt Romney was asked to name his favorite Supreme Court justice. ...

PHOTOS: Roberts Escapes To 'Impregnable Island Fortress'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

John Roberts has reached his " impregnable island fortress." The U.S. Supreme Court's chief justice arrived at the Mediterranean island of Malta on...

What Attending a Free Clinic Can Teach Every American About Health Care

Farihah Zaman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Farihah Zaman

I witnessed the visceral need for health care for all firsthand this April while filming a documentary about a free "pop-up" medical clinic set up on the NASCAR Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee by an organization called Remote Are Medical.

What Will Obamacare Mean For Homeless People?

Nan Roman | Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact
Nan Roman

By the latest count, some 107,000 people in America have disabling conditions and experience long periods or frequent episodes of homelessness: they a...

Alex Becker

On Obama Health Care Law, Republican Governors, Legislators Have Commitment Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Becker | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, the battl...

Sweet Vindication For Solicitor General Who Argued Health Care Case

www.nytimes.com | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

The first call President Obama made after learning that the Supreme Court had upheld his health care law on Thursday was to thank his solicitor gener...