Acknowledging the history of the oppression of Native Americans is not justice. Ending the oppression of Native Americans is justice. This Thanksgiving, we need people to do more than give a symbolic nod to the history of Native peoples. We need people to act.
"My name is Tim Neville, and I'm the pro-Life candidate running for the nomination to take on and defeat Democrat Michael Bennet in November 2016." That's how Neville, who's considered the frontrunner in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, describes himself in a recent fundraising email.
Should we be talking about how to respect the rights of employers who are religiously affiliated? Yes. But the women who work for them aren't legal fictions; the realities of their lives must be part of the conversation.
Unions are one of the few groups advocating for the interest of working people. If we make it harder for unions to do their job, working people will lose a major ally in the fight to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the richest 1 percent.
Congress has taken numerous stabs at retreating from the premise that the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was constitutional. However, the Supreme Court case that justified it, Korematsu v. United States, has never been overruled.
By Sulma Arias Friday marks one year since President Obama signed an executive order that would allow youngsters who came to the U.S. as children a...
The very cases that Scalia invokes disclose the need for an independent judiciary to serve as a final check against abuses of government power. If that check is to be effective, the highest court in the nation must have the authority Scalia would deny it.
Allowing religious organizations to claim, under the guise of tolerance, nearly anything to be a burden upon the exercise of their beliefs would be a substantial step toward the creation of the private hells the late political philosopher Brian Barry warned against.
If Anthony Kennedy is ready to reconsider his support for burdens on women, he could not do better than to abandon O'Connor's standard. Women are citizens: does the law, directed only to women, make their lives better? If not, strike it down.
Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.
With four of the justices in their 80s during the term of the president elected next year, these cases once again demonstrate the crucial stakes in the 2016 election for reproductive rights, as well as for so many other rights central to our liberty and freedom.
When, if ever, can the government effectively prevent a criminal defendant from using their legitimate assets to hire a lawyer? That's the fundamental question that the Supreme Court confronts in Luis v. United States--a question that implicates the integrity of the criminal justice system.
We have now come to expect the head-to-head clashes between politicians with opposing views. At first appearance, the Supreme Court may seem to fall in line with this rule with its frequent nail-biting cases. But according to United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, the opposite holds true.
Another generation all around the world is subjected to truly dangerous levels of pollution in the name of "economics" when delay only makes the final bill higher, not cheaper.
The question of whether ordinary Americans have any meaningful civil recourse against officers who violate their rights has taken on pressing importance. On Monday, in an appalling decision, the Supreme Court effectively answered "no."
If you've ever opened a credit card, rented a car or engaged in any number of other routine interactions with big corporations, you've probably had to sign away your right to go to court or band together in a class action with other customers.