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Justice Kennedy May Swing Case On Strip Searches | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was so much talk of anal cavities at the Supreme Court Wednesday morning that Justice Antonin Scalia asked, "You want us to write ...

Mike Sacks

Two Justices Took Their Show To The Senate | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia took their constitutional law road show to Congress on Wednesday at the invitat...

Mike Sacks

When Is A Teacher Also A Minister? | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court dipped its toes in holy waters Wednesday morning, but only a minority of the justices appeared ready to fully immerse ...

Senators Should Demand High Standards From our Highest Court

Bob Edgar | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

As the Supreme Court begins hearing cases for its 2011-12 term this week, two of its members will cross the street for a different sort of hearing that could rekindle a much-needed debate over the court's ethical standards and their enforcement.

Mike Sacks

Justices Give Leading Lawyer A Hard Time | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Kicking off its new term Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that tests a state's power to defy federal law. Usually ...

WATCH: Aspen Ideas Fest: Does The Supreme Court Follow The People?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.01.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Supreme Court has had a hefty couple years. From the 'Citizens United' ruling which opened the floodgates of corporate money in politics to ...

Elise Foley

WATCH: Chief Justice John Roberts: 'I Don't Think Any Of Us Have A Facebook Page Or A Tweet' | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said this weekend that he encourages clerks not to tweet, adding that none of the nine justices...

Pulling the Trigger: U.S. Supreme Court Threatens Campaign Finance Reform in NYC

Morgan Pehme | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New York City's campaign finance system, often lauded as the best in the nation, is under attack. The United States Supreme Court may be about to severely curtail the role of public financing in elections.

Will the Supreme Court Vote for Speech?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will likely determine the constitutional bounds of public campaign financing programs across the country.

Why the Other Members of the SCOTUS Should Follow Justice Clarence Thomas' Lead (Sort of... )

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Let's not ask or expect justices to take a vow of isolation when they take a seat on the highest court in the land. In fact, let's ask them to make sure they talk to people outside of those vaulted walls.

The Quiet Man Who Wrote Roe v. Wade

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

In a rare interview with a reporter, Harry A. Blackmun spoke publicly for the first time about the controversial decision that continues to roil the political waters 38 years later. I know because I was that reporter.

Sam Stein

Justice Stephen Breyer: 'Very Important' For Supreme Court To Attend State Of The Union | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Chief Justice John Roberts may have found last year's State of the Union address "troubling" for the public rebuke President Obama...

Evolving Circumstances, Enduring Values

Jeff Shesol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Shesol

Justice Stephen Breyer, appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton, is a believer in restraint. Statistics reveal that Breyer has been less willing than any of his fellow justices to overturn acts of Congress.

The Supremacy of Law: Justice Stephen Breyer at Sun Valley Writers' Conference

Michael Ames | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Ames

A lot of important and talented people touched down in Sun Valley, Idaho, this summer, but only one had the term "Supreme" on his business card.

Frustrated by the Kagan Hearings? Blame Tom Daschle

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Reaching for a way to impact judicial nominations while in the minority, Democrats during the Bush administration agreed upon a strategy of fighting Bush's nominees based upon ideology as opposed to qualifications.

Christian Bias and Supreme Court Extremism

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Supreme Court revealed to the world recently an extraordinary religious extremism that belies any quaint notion of judicial restraint.

What Are Honest Services?

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James D. Zirin

No one can seriously doubt that we live in a time sadly memorialized by the dishonesty and hypocrisy of public officials. Is prosecuting them under an "honest services" statue effective?

Supreme Court's Scalia, Breyer Talk Twitter, Friendship With Elena Kagan During Capitol Appearance (VIDEO)

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer talked about Twitter and their friendship with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Thursday....

Citizens United Reveals the Danger of Our Right Wing Supreme Court

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Here is the dirty little secret the GOP doesn't want you to know: The four extreme right wing Supreme Court justices are as activist as any judges can get.

Poisonous Atmosphere Keeping Obama From Appointing Judges

The New Yorker | Jeffrey Toobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration wanted to send a message with the President's first nomination to a federal court. "There was a real conscious decision to us...