Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas did the seemingly impossible -- he turned from court mute to a hit man on President Obama.
"It's not that the system is broken," says the conservative populist Governor Buddy Roemer, "it's that it's bought." The question that logically follows is what we, the American people, can do about it. How can we remove the corroding influence of money in politics?
Public employee unions face a new, and mortal, threat. It's not the unfunded liability of union pension plans or municipal governments' resort to bankruptcy to void union contracts. No, the new existential threat facing government unions comes from... the First Amendment.
Co-authored with Tom Donnelly Last week, the Supreme Court wrapped up its final arguments in what has so far been a monumental term. Understandably,...
The biotechnology industry's drive for GMOs has been incredibly undemocratic and the process is quite likely unhealthy. Labeling is a minimum -- so people can at least know what food is genetically modified and choose what's still GMO-free.
The Supreme Court should overturn the anti-prostitution pledge because, in addition to curtailing HIV/AIDS programs, it violates the First Amendment.
It's heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won't act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will.
Don Blankenship, the chairman of Massey Energy, drove Hugh Caperton's Harman Mine into bankruptcy in 1998. Pittsburgh lawyers Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley took on Caperton's case on contingency and fought it with relentless tenacity.
Today, we need more open discussion and debate about public health, not less. Current law stands in the way of the discussion and independent thinking necessary to find an end to the HIV epidemic.
In Kiobel case, the Supreme Court unanimously denied Nigerian asylees justice for gross violations of human rights perpetrated by the Shell Corporation. When, and how, are we going to hold corporations accountable for abuses that law, and ethics, universally condemn?
While state legislators can appropriately "urge" their colleagues in Congress to take action, voters are in a much stronger position; lawmakers must answer to them or face electoral defeat.
During the oral arguments of the adoption case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, I heard lawyers working hard to explain what is in a young child's best interests. This is unusual. Family law issues like this rarely come before the court.
Mara does not represent the views of the people of the District of Columbia, which makes him wrong for the people of D.C.
Americans need to push back strongly against anyone who would weaken the Voting Rights Act or who propose electoral policies that are at best simply divisive, and at worst direct attacks on the ability of people to participate in the process.
Republicans fight to keep unions from being able to organize because the power of working people acting together collectively begins to challenge the power of concentrated wealth that corporations represent. Thus they fight the Labor Department and now the new nominee for Secretary of Labor.
Edie Windsor's refusal to pay a tax from which a straight person would have been exempt seems stirringly similar to Rosa Parks' refusal to get out of a seat in which a white person would have been able to stay. When I'm a very old gay man, I'll be able to look back and say, "It all started with Edie, and I was there."