Today's ruling is a huge win for our democracy. It affirms the principle that everyone counts and everyone deserves representation.
With the Democracy Spring march launching from Philadelphia today, it is worth reflecting on that notion, juxtaposed against the perverse rationale of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.
Our nation's first African American president has endured an unprecedented level of disrespect throughout his time in office. The current blockade against considering President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court is the latest example of this trend, and it stems from the same racist efforts to paint his presidency as illegitimate.
Grassley should simply follow his own admonition from more than a decade ago, come back to Washington, tell his Republican colleagues "let's do our jobs," and get to work confirming Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.
Earlier this month, I traveled from Texas to Washington, DC to attend the rally outside of the Supreme Court as they hear the biggest abortion rights case in a generation. While attending the rally against Texas' restrictive abortion law, HB2, I learned a lot.
Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said on Monday that Arctic sea ice cover of 5.607 million square miles on March 24 represented the lowest winter maximum since records began in 1979. That's 5,000 square miles less than last year's record low.
The far right knows the importance of this election for the Supreme Court. It is crucial that all Americans recognize that for the sake of all our rights, Election Day 2016 truly is judgment day.
Depending on the Solicitor General's decision on behalf of this Administration, non-bank entities will either have to fish using the catch-and-release method, or they'll get to use dynamite.
Imagine if your boss rifled through your purse to see if you were taking the pill. It may sound extreme, but that is what a Supreme Court case heard this session is going to decide: whether or not your employer has the right to interfere with your personal life when it comes to reproductive health.
On March 23rd the oral arguments for the Zubik v. Burwell case were heard by the Supreme Court. The case involves the "accommodation" that was develop...
By nominating longtime federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama has put the ball firmly in the Senate's court. The president has made his choice, and taken the first step towards filling the vacancy left by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
The president has named a superbly qualified, scrupulous, evenhanded judge. Not a mere partisan operative, but a judge.
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 nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court has stimulated a number of important debates about the future of the Court and about judicial philosophy. Among those debates: Just what does it mean for a judge to be "restrained," and is "judicial restraint" a virtue or a vice?
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I was at the Supreme Court last week for an historic moment. No, not because a new justice was nominated by President Obama, but because in those hallowed, history-suffused halls someone who looks like me, a black woman, sang a Civil Rights Movement anthem.