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Supreme Court Ruling

It's Not Over 'Til It's... Oh, Screw It, It's Never Over

Chez Pazienza | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

Hungover from all that celebrating in the wake of the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act? Well, with the cold light of a new day, hopefully, comes the realization that this little victory doesn't in any way mean that the battle is over.

The Taxing Power and the ACA: Cravenness Is Not Unconstitutional

Edward D. Kleinbard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Edward D. Kleinbard

The Supreme Court held up the individual mandate of the ACA as a constitutionally valid exercise of Congress's taxing power. The "mandate" is not a requirement that you do anything. Stripped of labels, the only "mandate" is to pay your tax bill.

WATCH: Maddow Feels For CNN, Fox News

Posted 07.01.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow spent a good portion of her MSNBC show on Thursday discussing the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the individual mandate clause withi...

What's Next

Steven J. Corwin, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2012 | New York
Steven J. Corwin, M.D.

The constitutional question is over. Now, hospitals and medical leaders must continue to resolve the issues of access, affordability and quality. A lot has been done but we have more to accomplish and the problems transcend politics.

Affordable Care Act Helps Working Families

Laphonza Butler | Posted 08.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

The Supreme Court's ruling upholds something that we have all known: a person's ability to stay healthy should not be a privilege for the few but a right for all.

PHOTOS: How The Media Covered Obamacare Ruling

Posted 06.28.2012 | Media

The Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision on health care on Thursday, upholding the individual mandate to the surprise of many observers. Th...

Obamacare Predictions Roundup

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

On Thursday, just after 10 a.m., the big moment will finally arrive: The Supreme Court will hand down its ruling on the Affordable Care Act, President...

Jeffrey Young

Supreme Court Holds The Fate Of Millions Of Americans In Its Hands | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

An odyssey that began during the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt and dominated much of President Barack Obama's first term in the White House could conc...

SCOTUS Decision Could Encourage Racial Profiling

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats and Republicans scrambled for election-year gain from the Supreme Court's ruling Monday that threw out key provi...

Local Police Face Questions After SB 1070 Court Ruling

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 08.26.2012 | Latino Voices

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona's police chiefs and county sheriffs hoped a U.S. Supreme Court ruling would settle their long-running debate on what role, if...

Health Care Ruling Looms

AP | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will issue its last opinions on Thursday, with its decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul exp...

Loren Berlin

Citigroup Settlement Tossed: Judge Tells SEC To Get It Together | Loren Berlin | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

In a potentially precedent setting ruling on Monday, a federal judge in New York tossed out a settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commissio...

Laura Gottesdiener

Do California's Prisons Punish Inmates Based On Race? | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The overcrowding in California's state prison system constitutes cruel and unusual treatment, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that focused on...

Supreme Court Ruling Could Mean Thousands Of Released Inmates For LA

The Informer | Posted 07.23.2011 | Los Angeles

​The U.S. Supreme Court today ordered California to open the floodgates at its state prisons and unleash 37,000 of its 140,000 or so inmates. You c...

Supreme Court: Inmates Can't Sue For Religious Rights

Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Prison inmates who are deprived of their religious rights cannot sue states for monetary damag...

Justice Anthony Kennedy's Influence On Supreme Court Likely To Grow

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Anthony Kennedy, who already decides whether liberals or conservatives win the Supreme Court's most closely contested cases...

In Chicago, Some Worried, Others Excited About Gun Ban Reversal

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Supreme Court's Monday ruling invalidated Chicago's 28-year-old ban on handguns for all practical purposes, and while people like South Side grand...

At Least 29 Shot, 3 Dead In Chicago Weekend Shootings, Gun Ban On Its Way Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld a challenge to Chicago's 28-year-old handgun ban, which ultimately signals the end of the ban on handguns in Chica...

Supreme Court Extends Rights Of Gun Owners Across The Country

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court held Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, expanding the conserv...

SCOTUS: US Politics No Place for Sissies

Gadi Ben-Yehuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gadi Ben-Yehuda

If our political activity is known to our neighbors, future employers, and every random crazy with internet access, are we setting ourselves up for a more constrained political culture?

Technical difficulties at the Supreme Court

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The case of City of Ontario vs. Quon, which concerns 'sexting' via employer-issued pagers and bears major implications for employee privacy rights, he...

Justice John Paul Stevens: Corporate Persons Everywhere Salute You!

Murray Hill Inc. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Hill Inc.

As the first corporation to run for federal office, Murray Hill Inc. took up the challenge as outlined by Justice Stevens and filed a voter registration with the Maryland Board of Elections.

Student PIRGs In Naive, Pointless Effort to Thwart Corporate Persons

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

A new video contest sponsored by Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups) is seeking entries that "show Congress that corporate persons should ...

"Let's Franchise Democracy!" First Corporation Running for Congress Offers Franchise Opportunity

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

It's not enough for corporations to have the right to buy direct authority over democracy. If we are to truly control politics to the utmost of our market-driven potential, we must own a monopoly.

Corporate Persons Get Shout-Out From President Obama

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

In the wake of the Citizens United decision, the first "corporate person" to run for Congress, Murray Hill Inc., has announced its candidacy in Maryland's 8th Congressional District.