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How Anita Hill's Story Sparked A Movement For Women In Politics

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.15.2016 | Black Voices

Director Rick Famuyiwa was surprised to meet so many young people who were completely unaware of Anita Hill. This discovery is partly why he said he, ...

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

Chief Justice Roberts Predicted The SCOTUS Nightmare Unfolding Before His Eyes

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics

Chief Justice John Roberts isn't just in charge of the Supreme Court. His role extends, more or less, to making sure the entire federal court system i...

Republicans Fight Too Hard, and the Loser Is the Nation

Cody Cain | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

We need leaders who do not fight with reckless abandon, but instead who are dignified and honorable, and who exemplify the grander vision of keeping us all together.

The Supreme Court and the Republican Coup D'état

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.20.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Although there are liberals who are disappointed that President Obama did not nominate someone more in the spirit of a William Brennan or a Thurgood Marshall, Merrick Garland is an exceptional choice. But Senate Republicans, led by the likes of Mitch McConnell and Charles Grassley, refuse even to consider his nomination.

Al Franken Compares GOP's Supreme Court Arguments To An 'SNL' Sketch

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) tore into Republicans on Thursday for their contradictory positions on blocking President Barack Obama's Supre...

Why Are There so Many Jews on the Supreme Court?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 03.17.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

If Judge Merrick Garland is confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice (a big if!), four out of the nine justices would be Jews. That's almost a majority. What explains this extraordinary representation?

Happy 83rd Birthday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is turning 83 on March 15. To commemorate the big day, why not revisit some of her best quotes and words of ...

Dear Pres. Obama: Appoint A Justice Who Understands Disability

Mark Riccobono | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Mark Riccobono

Those who have a disability themselves, or who have a family member with a disability, are in the best position to comprehend our full capacity, as well as the mostly artificial barriers that prevent us from reaching it. I hope that President Obama will duly consider this fact as he selects a nominee.

An Unprecedented Breach of Norms by Senate Republicans

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

We write to you as scholars of American history, politics, and the law. We express our dismay at the unprecedented breach of norms by the Senate majority in refusing to consider a nomination for the Supreme Court made by a president with 11 months to serve in the position.

The Crisis We Need?

John W. Cioffi | Posted 03.06.2016 | Politics
John W. Cioffi

If the Senate Republicans stick to their obstructionist "just say no" position, the 2016 election cycle and presidential race will become a contest between, and a referendum on, opposing constitutional visions and values. That is not their goal, but that is what the GOP has blundered into.

The Senate Could Honor Scalia By Replacing Him. It Passed A Pointless Resolution Instead

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to pass a resolution honoring the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, even as dozens of the...

Republicans React to Scalia's Death by Abandoning the Text of the Constitution

Cody Cain | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

The Constitution contains no provision that would allow the Senate to reject nominations that occur during the last year of a president's term, or to reject nominations whenever the Senate just so happens to be politically opposed to the sitting president.

Scalia's Death Gives Hope To Voting Rights Advocates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The death of Justice Antonin Scalia left many Supreme Court decisions up in the air. In particular, a set of decisions on redistricting ...

At Least Republicans Will Be Consistent If They Block Obama's Supreme Court Pick

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Republicans spend the next year preventing President Barack Obama from filling a Supreme Court vacancy, which they're vowing to do, a...

Who Will Fill Scalia's Seat?

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Carey Beth Elder

Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death means there's an open seat on the highest court in the United States. Obama says he'll nominate...

Justice Scalia, Queen Anne, and the Pragmatics of Interpretation

Harold Lloyd | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

Pragmatics recognizes that speaker meaning can differ from (and even contradict) linguistic meaning, including the literal meaning of text.

Historic Photos Show Supreme Court Justices' Funerals Through The Years

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

The body of Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose Friday at the U.S. Supreme Court -- a public event the country hasn't witnessed since 2005, on t...

Obama's Possible Paths To A Supreme Court Nomination

The New York Times | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia immediately prompted lofty-sounding pronouncements from leaders of both parties....

GOP Senator Warns Against Party's 'Obstructionist' Supreme Court Strategy

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A GOP senator on the judiciary committee warned that Republicans risk looking "obstructionist" if they refuse to even consider a potenti...

Ben Carson: GOP Wouldn’t Wait To Replace Scalia If We Held The White House

Buzzfeed News | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics

Dr. Ben Carson says Republican presidential candidates wouldn’t be calling on deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement to be no...

10 Tiebreakers For The U.S. Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 02.15.2016 | Comedy

Justice Antonin Scalia's death brings about a vacancy on the Supreme Court that has quickly become a point of contention. With a bench of only eight j...

Antonin Scalia 1936-2016

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

Antonin Scalia

Obama To Nominate Supreme Court Justice When Senate Returns: White House

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will not rush through a Supreme Court choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia this week but ...

Mitch McConnell Voted To Confirm A Supreme Court Justice In Reagan's Final Year

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Barely an hour after the news broke Saturday of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel...