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Obama Makes His Supreme Court Pitch Like Only A Legal Nerd Would

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama could've chosen from a number of established outlets to make his pitch for the kind of Supreme Court justice he'll nominate. In...

SCOTUS Showdown: "Sorry, Hon, You Did It to Yourself"

John Mirisch | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
John Mirisch

After yesterday's news that Republican Senate leaders will not even consider any Supreme Court nominee until a new president is in office, current President Obama is taking it to the streets in an effort to get his yet unnamed pick approved.

Supreme Court Showdown

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

As a consequence of endless Republican obstructionism, voters are frustrated and angry with Washington. This has led to the rise of Donald Trump as a Republican presidential candidate, and a civil war within the party.

Scalia: The Passing of a Liberal Provocateur, a Moment for Pragmatism

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics
Adam Sulkowski

Now is the time for traditional American pragmatism, not ideology, from whomever is nominated and confirmed as a replacement. The new SCOTUS justice will help decide the safety of the air we breathe, among other weighty cases affecting generations to come.

When Excellent Sheep Grow Up

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Aaron Zelinsky

Many have identified the weaknesses in Deresiewicz's jeremiad. In his forthcoming novel, Supreme Ambitions, David Lat, founder of the legal blog Above the Law, takes a different approach. What happens, he asks, to all those excellent sheep after graduation? His answer won't surprise many: The sheep get herded to law school.

New York Times Fights For SCOTUSblog

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.02.2014 | Media

Famed Supreme Court-watching website SCOTUSblog has gained a powerful new ally in its quest for a press credential from America's highest judicial bod...

SCOTUSblog's Response To Haters Is The Best Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 06.30.2014 | Media

SCOTUSblog received angry feedback on Monday from people who thought that it was affiliated with the Supreme Court. The court ruled that Hobby Lob...

Michael Calderone

SCOTUSblog May Sue Over Senate Denying Press Credentials | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.16.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein wrote Wednesday that the Senate Press Galley has denied its application for a press pass and will not r...

The World's Longest Running Seminar on Free Government

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

It is our civic duty to promote and participate in this uniquely American conversation, and to bequeath the continuing inquiry to the next generation.

Musings on Windsor and Perry and a Better Day for America

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Trans people are often married when they transition, so these rulings add comfort to knowing that the complicated politics of gendered identity will have less impact on their relationships, particularly when they dissolve or inheritance issues arise.

Scalia's 2nd Amendment Punt

Robyn Blumner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robyn Blumner

The Second Amendment has always put me in a quandary, but Scalia's opinion was not an honest attempt at sorting it out. It was a sophistical, political decision of just the type that he rails against.

DC v. Heller: Scalia's Decision Will Backfire

Adam Freedman | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics
Adam Freedman

So much for Scalia's much-vaunted "originalism," which advocates reading the Constitution as it would have been understood at the time of the Founding.

Score One for the Gun Guys

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

While the gun lobby may crack open that bottle of champagne, this is a victory that thrives in theory, but one that, in practice, can only be condemned.

A Key Right Recaptured

Joyce Lee Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joyce Lee Malcolm

A government that cannot protect people should not deprive them of the right to protect themselves -- and the the D.C. gun ban did just that.

The Biggest Triumph So Far for Gun Rights Advocates

James Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Jacobs

Today's Heller decision marks the biggest triumph so far for gun rights advocates. It establishes what was for so long denied, and the the gun control debate will never be the same.

DC v. Heller: A Dismaying Performance By The Supreme Court

Sanford Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford Levinson

If Scalia and Stevens were competent historians, then it might be worth reading what they write. But they are not. Both offer selective readings of history to support what seem to be pre-determined positions.