The fact that any American in 2013 -- let alone a justice of the United States Supreme Court, located in a major urban center with a large LGBT population -- can say he or she doesn't know anyone who is openly gay is pretty astounding. Scalia has spun a cocoon around himself.
While most Americans already think Congress is doing a bang up job preventing itself from solving the nation's problems, the Court will hear a case on the second day of its new Term that could make it even harder for Congress to address one particular issue: the corrupting influence of money in politics.
Shaun McCutcheon, the lead plaintiff in a high-profile campaign finance challenge the U.S. Supreme Court will soon consider, made an excessive contribution to the Alabama Republican Party's federal political committee last year, records show.
Corporations have religious freedom? I didn't even know they went to church, and I'm pretty sure I've never seen one get down on its knees and pray. I know actual women have religious freedom under the constitution -- so what about their right not to be forced to bow to the dictates of the boss' religious beliefs?
Alabama coal baron and conservative activist Shaun McCutcheon has a problem. McCutcheon, a big fan of the Citizens United decision, apparently feels that this existing aggregate federal campaign contribution limit is a restriction of his "right" to spend what he wants on politics.
On the second day of its new term -- tomorrow -- the Court will hear arguments in a case that threatens to further unravel our nation's already tattered campaign finance laws.
When money equals speech, power and influence over government, Millennials are at a distinct disadvantage. We're cash-strapped: more underemployed and debt-ridden than any previous generation -- and certainly not invested in the stock market to get those good capital gains tax rates.
Outrageous. And all for what? Because a small faction of snot-nosed kids within the Republican Party cannot accept the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
That was Darrell Issa's question to reporters. How dare who? Me? How dare I? How DARE I? HOW DARE I? Where do I start? This is about Issa and his ba...
With or without the Supreme Court's blessing, Americans on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate -- even while they deliberate -- can begin the process of healing now by taking the same high road of tolerance parents demand of their children.
hen the Supreme Court hears arguments in the McCutcheon v FEC case on October 8th, it will not only threaten an important piece of campaign finance law but also the fundamental balance of powers established by our Constitution.
You would not think that a constitutional law argument before the justices of the Supreme Court the stuff of engaging nights in the theatre.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz knows exactly what he is doing and he thinks he is achieving all of his goals. His disruptive tactics are winning him acclaim from conservative Americans who disdain all things Washington, while the Republican establishment is fuming with anger.
The Republican Party is vigorously pursing reductions in the federal budget that will severely impact those who most need help. What is worse, many in the party are willing to shut the government down and disrupt the global economy in order to make their point.
It's no surprise that Warren's speech has drawn fire from the right. What is surprising is the weakness of the conservative response, which, in turn, demonstrates the air-tight case Warren has made about the pro-corporate trend at the Supreme Court.
As soon as Foreign Relations Committee members take money from the very companies that stand to make millions from military action, we the people can no longer be unequivocally sure that they are making decisions purely on the merits of what's best for our nation.