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Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Rejects Convicted Congressman's Appeal

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by former congressman Richard R...

Here's What's Left For The Supreme Court To Rule On In This Term

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender, Andrew Hart & Kelly Chen | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court issued decisions Thursday in cases involving Obamacare and housing discrimination. But over the next few days, the court will issue ...

Supreme Court Tees Up High-Stakes Cases For Grand Finale

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart & Kelly Chen | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue decisions on major cases in the next few days that will have sweeping impacts for the entire nation. Earlier in...

Ryan J. Reilly

Keep Holding Your Breath For Supreme Court Decisions On Obamacare, Gay Marriage | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court issued three opinions on Monday, but most of the country doesn't really care about any of them. The Supreme Court w...

WATCH: After The Gavel: The Supreme Court, The Future And You

Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 2:40 - 3:40pm MDT (4:40 - 5:40pm EST). As the Supreme Court wrap up its term, a team of legal experts debates the big decisions, part...

LIVE: Supreme Court Hands Down Big Decisions | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Good morning from the Court's press room....

The Legal System's Mistaken View of the Human Mind

John R. Hibbing | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
John R. Hibbing

Instead of pretending these predispositions do not exist, the legal system needs to accept their existence and try to minimize them, or at least to work with them, in order to make it more likely that the truth will be ascertained and justice served.

Divine Government: Prophesying Christian Prayers Have No Place at Government Meetings

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Steven Kurlander

Since its founding, our nation's leaders have tried to balance the freedom to practice any religion with the fact that this country has strong Christian traditions. But the country has grown increasingly polarized by the politicization of Christian (and Ultra-Orthodox Jewish) teachings on social issues.

LOOK: Women Celebrate SCOTUS Decisions On Twitter

Posted 06.26.2013 | Women

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 are officially dead. Love is love, everyone. After months of speculation over how these two l...

Republicans In Bind Over Big Court Decisions

Politico | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court is putting congressional Republicans in a bind — again....

Court Still Waiting On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act Tuesday, but did not rule on two much-anticipated cases on gay marriage. The Supr...

Supreme Court Still Waiting To Decide Major Issues

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court sent a major case on affirmative action in college admissions Monday back to a lower court for review, while not issuing rulings on ...

Court Decision Coming

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court could decide major cases Thursday on affirmative action, voting rights and gay marriage. The court has three decision days left a...

Justices Pass On Rulings

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court did not issue decisions Monday on gay marriage, voting rights or affirmative action. The next day for the justices to issue rulings ...

Major Supreme Court Rulings Loom

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: June 17 -- The Supreme Court did not issue any major decisions on Monday morning. The justices are scheduled to hand down more rulings on Thur...

SCOTUS Passes On Big Issues

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court did not announce decisions Thursday in hotly anticipated cases on affirmative action, the Voting Rights Act and gay marriage. The...

Scalia, Liberals Find Common Ground

Salon | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Antonin Scalia, for various reasons, is not the left’s favorite Supreme Court justice....

Study: The Supreme Court Loves Business

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

It's no secret big business has some good friends in Congress. But a new study shows that the Supreme Court has also served as an important ally to th...

Morning Diversity News And Notes Round Up

Janell Ross | Posted 03.12.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

Early this week when the television commentariat went into overdrive with observations about the largely white and male Obama second term cabinet that appears to be taking shape, there was lots of talk about the fact that Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor and one of the highest ranking Latinas in the federal government, Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African American to lead the Justice Department, and others would likely remain in place. On Wednesday, the prognosticators were proved at least partially wrong. Solis announced plans to step down.

Supreme Court Provides Additional Safeguards for Largely Poor and Black Youthful Offenders

Joy Moses | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices
Joy Moses

On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court took a new step in protecting juvenile offenders. In Miller v. Alabama it ruled that states could not mandate life without the possibility of parole sentences for youth involved in homicide cases.

Might Kennedy's Plea Bargain Decisions Reveal How He Will Swing on Health Care?

David Coleman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
David Coleman

One can hope Justice Kennedy's approach of seeing the world as it really functions, and not through ideological glasses, will incline him to be a swing vote to affirm the constitutionality of imposing insurance obligations for health care.

A Way Forward

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

I'm going to say something that may surprise some of you. This country is in jeopardy because of the Tea Party's failure as a grass roots movement. Before you stop reading, give me a moment to explain.

100,000 People (and Five Supreme Court Justices) Can't Be Wrong--Corporations Are People Too!

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William Klein

Murray Hill Inc. is running for Congress. Until now, corporations had to rely on campaign contributions, influence peddling and high-priced lobbyists to get their way in Congress

Bizarro Bloomberg School Deform #2

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Mayor Mike has spent millions of dollars to champion the success of his educational programs. Dissenting voices, even questions, have been drowned in the flood.

Bureaucrats Already Make Treatment Decisions so Why Fault a Public Option?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

President Obama, listen up: have your staff review these Supreme Court decisions and start taking the "bull by the horns" in pressing for a public option that will let doctors make the decisions on how to treat their patients.