The court announced the hearing a mere two days before devotees of the measure and their opponents were to meet at the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College for a 90-minute debate titled, "The Great Debate! Marijuana Legalization: Make An Informed Decision."
Fights over judicial nominations are hardy perennials. The politics around them can become dispiriting. So it is important to remember that beneath the political warfare, there are often unbelievably talented human beings, without any ideological agenda.
There has been a huge hoopla over comments made by Judge Richard Posner during a HuffPost Live interview with Mike Sacks, and in various other media outlets, that he likely made the wrong decision upholding Indiana's Voter ID law in Crawford v. Marion County.
It would seem that something we could all agree on is that eminent domain should not be used as a tool for racial discrimination. That is precisely what is being alleged by the homeowners in the Mount Holly case.
Many Americans feel that they can do nothing or that corruption is part of the norm for politics, but what impact does it do to the fabric of our communities?
Many opponents of race-conscious admissions programs rely on the premise that admissions processes should be "fair." But Proposal 2 does just the opposite
There will be no solution to the combat over "judicial activism" since the sin exists in the eye of the beholder and everyone knows it when they see it.
Though I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I had never heard of Clay V. United States, I suspect I'm one of the millions-strong target audience that Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight is aiming to educate.
Very few folks get left out except renewable electricity producers like wind. So everyone has skin in this game. So where does that leave industry and the EPA?
This decision raises no plausible question about EPA's authority to do so. Quite to the contrary, the agency has now overcome the last remaining hurdle -- the upholding of the endangerment finding -- on its way to robustly regulated greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
Yale Law School election and constitutional law professor Heather Gerken joined Moyers & Company for an interview in which she warns us that McCutcheon will further erode campaign finance regulations
As the government budget gridlock grinds on, there has been considerable attention concerning its financial impact. However, few commentators have focused on the effect the sequester and the government shutdown are having on our constitutional obligation to do justice.
At a small gathering in Los Angeles recently, Miles Rapoport, president of the 13-year-old progressive think tank Demos, expressed optimism about the ...
While there's certainly plenty of finger pointing to go around, few of them have been pointed in the right direction. This isn't President Obama's shutdown or John Boehner's shutdown -- it's Citizens United's.
The place for activism is in politics, in the streets, and on the Internet, but not in the courts. That brings us to the question of how to mitigate judicial activism.
As the government shutdown continues, the Supreme Court began its new term this week and justices heard arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The case has been billed as the successor to the court's Citizens United decision.