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Disqualify Overachievers From the Supreme Court?

Joel Cohen | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
Joel Cohen

How far do we go to make sure all of the people are represented by our justices? Do we really want our judges and justices to be more fairly representative of our society based on characteristics such as intelligence?

Republicans Are Stripping Away Rights That Others Fought So Hard to Obtain

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

Since the Supreme Court issued its decision, many people have suggested boycotting Hobby Lobby and other such businesses. While I support such a decision, it misses the bigger issue.

Junior Varsity Politics: SCOTUS Finalizes NLRB v. Noel Canning

Victor Williams | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Justice Stephen Breyer warned of the danger when Supreme Court Justices are perceived as "junior-varsity politicians" on May 20, 2014. President Franklin D. Roosevelt -- almost exactly 79 years earlier -- blasted the Court for playing such politics after it repeatedly crushed needed New Deal reform programs.

The Supreme Court Should Stay Out of the Noel Canning Recess Fight

Victor Williams | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning was the Supreme Court's first oral argument of 2014. Perhaps the Justices did not have quite long enough of a holiday recess to build up the energy reserves necessary to consider this important and convoluted case.

We Are Better Than DOMA

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

As a country that counts equality among our basic values, we should never single out one group for harsher treatment. We're better than that.

Princeton Student 'Isn't Persuaded' By Scalia's Defense Of 'Anti-Gay' Writings

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The gay Princeton student who challenged Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on legal writings which some have deemed anti-gay is speaking out about ...

Strip Search Ruling Is Outrageous

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy made an absolutely terrible decision in voting with the four conservative justices that strip searches are permitted in all circumstances.

Will Scalia Tell Congress That the Constitution Leaves Women Out?

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Justice Antonin Scalia is set to provide Constitutional lessons at an event organized by Rep. Michele Bachmann. Let's hope the audience also hears from those who respect the constitutional rights of women.

Court's Decision in CLS v. Hastings Threatens Free Speech on Campus

Caleb Melby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Caleb Melby

Amidst all that hubbub about Elena Kagan and the Chicago hand-gun ban decision, one piece of Supreme Court news from the past couple weeks went virtually unnoticed. The Court ruled in a case involving a Christian student group and a California public school. And it's a ruling threatens the free speech and assembly rights of students in public institutions everywhere.

Two-Thirds Of Americans Can't Name ONE Supreme Court Justice (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is confirmed by the Senate, she will sit on the the heralded bench next to, er.... umm... uhh. At least that's li...

SUPREME COURT STYLE: Who's The Best-Dressed Justice? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

*UPDATE: Sandra Day O'Connor has won best-dressed Justice! Scroll down for pull poll results.* The nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor has turned the...

Harold Koh: Supreme Court Nominee? All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harold Koh, current dean of the Yale Law School, is one the top prospects for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee once Justice David Souter retire...

Elena Kagan: Supreme Court Nominee? All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice David Souter, President Obama has a space on the high court to fill. One of the top prospects is Elena Ka...