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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.

Overturned And Inside Out!

David Trumble | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

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Pop the Cork on the Champagne, But Don't Drink It All

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Our fight for civil and human rights for the LGBT community goes on. Marriage equality is only one rung in the ladder to victory. Bigger battles are yet to be fought and won. We cannot accept that you can marry today and, in 29 states, lose your job tomorrow.

One of Its Own Members Says There Is Reason Not to Trust the Supreme Court

David Ropeik | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

The Supreme Court is losing the only thing it really has to maintain it's power, the trust of the American public. No mater what side you're on, if you are patriotic American, that's scary.

Let's Stop Neutralizing Men

Valerie Alexander | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Valerie Alexander

The male position is not the neutral position. It has a point of view, the male point of view, which not everyone shares, and which is not always superior. So please, stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the "all-time U.S. leading goal scorer."

How Justice Sotomayor Struck A Huge Blow To The NSA

MSNBC | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

If Edward Snowden gave federal courts the means to declare the National Security Agency’s data-gathering unconstitutional, Sonia Sotomayor showed th...

Scalia Signals He Will Decide Voting Rights Case Under German Jurisprudence

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

In cases involving an act of Congress, such as the Voting Rights Act, the Court pays great deference to findings of facts by Congress. Congress is, after all, the peoples' elected representatives; and, it can be changed.

Sotomayor: 'Sometimes It Gets Boring'

Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the author of a unanimous decision delivered at the Supreme Court ...

Scalia Forges Unlikely Alliance

Salon | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Last week, in Florida v. Jardines, the Supreme Court held that the Constitution requires police to get a warrant before they bring a drug dog to the f...

WATCH: Why Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Got Divorced

OWN | Posted 04.09.2013 | OWN

After graduating from Princeton University, Sonia Sotomayor married her high school sweetheart, Kevin Noonan. Seven years later, the couple divorced. ...

LISTEN: Sotomayor Stumps Lawyer Defending Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.28.2013 | Latino Voices

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor left the lawyer defending California’s Proposition 8 grasping for words Tuesday with a question about whether ...

WATCH: How To Raise A Supreme Court Justice

OWN | Posted 03.27.2013 | OWN

After U.S. Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor's father passed away when she was 9 years old, she and her younger brother, now a doctor, were raised...

WATCH: Sonia Sotomayor’s Teary Phone Call With President Obama

OWN | Posted 03.26.2013 | OWN

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a powerful leader who sits on the nation’s highest court. But the outspoken justice reveals her emotional s...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Publishers Weekly | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books

First published on Publishers Weekly This week, a reclusive writer, war in early modern Europe, and adventures in the world's hottest places. Re...

Rick Perry Has Another 'Oops' Moment

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry could not remember Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's name Friday in an editorial board interview wi...

Sam Stein

Obama's SCOTUS Pick Likely To Come Next Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs caused a stir on Monday when he told reporters that he could not rule out the president announcing his pick f...

New Yorkers On USSC

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Supreme Court: Where They Went To College (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Harvard lays claim to the most Supreme Court justices -- five went there for law school. Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor both chose Princeton for the...

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.

Sotomayor Draws Testy Retort From Clarence Thomas In Debut Decision

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court's newest member, delivered the Supreme Court's first opinion of the new term. The unanimous decision was noteworthy...

'Wanted Child': Sotomayor Phrase May Hint At Opinion On Abortion Rights

True/Slant | Katie Klonick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the recent New Yorker story on Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Lauren Collins slips in an un-reported quote from the newest justice, which minority senat...

Supreme Court To Hear Case About Excessive Pay; Parallels Seen In Executive Compensation

Washington Post | Robert Barnes and Steven Mufson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Supreme Court this week will hear a case that raises bedrock questions about the ability of the market to set "reasonable" corporate compensation,...

Freedom from Corruption v. Freedom of Speech: The Citizens United Case

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

After Republicans sought repeated assurances from Justice Sotomayor that she'd follow the law, and precedent, we are about to found out of Republican appointees likewise feel bound to that commitment.

"Unsettling": Chief Justice John Roberts On Change At Supreme Court

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For Chief Justice John Roberts, the arrival of a new Supreme Court justice is "to some extent .... unsettling." Justice Roberts, a relative newcomer ...

"This Comment Has Been Removed"

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

How long will it be before one of those pistol-packing town-hallers, driven to the brink by publicly aired hate-talk, pulls his gun, and then its trigger?