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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 license...

The New Year's Resolution for Big Business: Debilitate Public Workers and Their Unions

Nan Aron | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Nan Aron

This time the effort to undercut the economic and political power of working people is coming insidiously via the legal system in the form of a case called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in January.

Lesser Schools?

Brandon Bowlin | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Brandon Bowlin

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Supreme Court Won't Touch $5.7 Million Jury Award Against Two Cops Who Left Man Paralyzed

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the city of Los Angeles and two policemen on Monday, leaving in place a $5.7 million judgment a jury awar...

Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Kathay Feng

Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.

Justice Scalia Is Simply Wrong About Affirmative Action

National Journal | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics

Su­preme Court Justice Ant­on­in Scalia’s seem­ing sug­ges­tion this week that stu­dents of col­or would be bet­ter off at “a slower-trac...

Antonin Scalia Thinks Black Students Aren't As Smart As Other Students

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Do black students matter to Justice Antonin Scalia? During oral arguments on Wednesday in Fisher v. University of Texas, a contentious a...

A Conversation with Justice Stephen Breyer: Millennial Take

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

We have now come to expect the head-to-head clashes between politicians with opposing views. At first appearance, the Supreme Court may seem to fall in line with this rule with its frequent nail-biting cases. But according to United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, the opposite holds true.

Supreme Court May Give A Break To Thousands Of Workers Shorted On Pay

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Workers who sue collectively over unpaid overtime may just get a big break from the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices heard arguments Tue...

Sotomayor Says SCOTUS Has 'Shoot First, Think Later' Approach To Cop Violence

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court for a number of years has sided with cops in police brutality cases. The justices did it again Monday, issuing an unsigned summary d...

Thousands Of Workers Who Were Shorted On Overtime Pay Are Headed To The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

Workers who band together to sue their employers over wage theft or discrimination are about to have their biggest day in court in years. On Tuesday, ...

Buried In The Fine Print Is A Threat To Democracy

Nan Aron | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Nan Aron

The ability of large corporations and hugely wealthy people to control the mechanisms of American government has been established by the narrowest of margins. One vote can determine if they can have it all. Now you know why Charles Koch is shopping for a president.

Sonia Sotomayor Gets Unexpectedly Personal Inside The Courtroom

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court is unscripted, but rarely is the great marble courtroom the place to get real about one's ...

Supreme Court Faces 'Arsenal Of Smoking Guns' In Case Of Racism In Jury Selection

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-profile case that could redefine how lower courts grapple with racial discrimination in jury selection may not be the slam-dunk a...

Justice Kennedy: Public Officials In Kim Davis' Position Should Follow The Law Or Resign

ThinkProgress | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Justice Anthony Kennedy, a member of the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc who nevertheless has authored several important gay rights opinions, sugg...

Supreme Court Obsesses Over Death Again In 'Wichita Massacre' Cases

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- State-sponsored death is still on the justices' minds. The U.S. Supreme Court put on a rare two-hour show over the death penalty on Wedn...

The New Battleground for Same-Sex Couples Is Equal Rights for Their Kids

The Conversation US | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
The Conversation US

Children born into same-sex families frequently are biologically related to only one parent, and the law recognizes only that one parent. The legal status of the child's relationship with her nonbiological parent varies from state to state.

Kim Davis: The Difference Between Religious Freedom and Discrimination

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Aaron Jay Ledesma

I have no problem with Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis. There, I said it. Today was much more eventful than I thought it would be. People are wondering how I feel about this private meeting. Well, I will tell you. It does not bother me that he met with her.

To Those Who Would Condemn My Marriage

Karen White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen White

Our marriage benefits the world in the same ways a straight marriage does: Together, we are more resilient, we are stronger, we have more to give. And I promise you, if you knew us, you'd understand how solid our love is, how worthy of honor and recognition.

Supreme Court To Decide On Hearing Texas Abortion Case

Politico | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

Supreme Court justices will meet behind closed doors Monday to start the process of deciding which cases to take up this term, with all eyes on a chal...

Justice Stephen Breyer Says He Will 'Eventually' Retire

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.13.2015 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has no plans to step down from the bench anytime soon. The 77-year-old member of the court's liberal wing discuss...

How Kim Davis' Defenders Are Sounding Increasingly Absurd and Desperate

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Anderson writes that Kim Davis didn't need to go to jail if only we'd made "accommodations" for state employees like her in the way that he says North Carolina did earlier this year by passing a law shielding those employees. And he holds that problematic law up as a model.

Justice Sotomayor's Empowering Message to Our Youth

Marisel Moreno | Posted 09.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

Justice Sotomayor's example as a Latina woman who has succeeded in immeasurable ways despite her difficult childhood should be an inspiration to all, especially our youth.

Kim Davis Isn't Fighting for Religious Freedom

Paula K. Garrett | Posted 09.04.2015 | Religion
Paula K. Garrett

The heart of Davis's case isn't actually about gay marriage or religious freedom. This debate is about civil versus natural law, and it's a debate that we have engaged in throughout history.

Calling Out Corruption

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Only three candidates are willing to say that the system is corrupt: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Lawrence Lessig. But Trump has no solution to the problem, while the other two do.