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Living With Your Husband's Troubles Long After He's Gone

Tom Davis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Crime
Tom Davis

What Adelaide's role was in the scam, if anything, is unclear. She did indicate that she knows enough and has a wealth of information that she could -- if she wanted to -- make public and attract a lot of interest.

Supreme Court Backs Student In Textbook Copyright Case

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 03.19.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that textbooks and other goods made and sold abroad can be re-sold online and in discount stores without...

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Urges Supreme Court Justice To Embrace Gay Marriage

Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The 12-year-old adopted son of two gay dads urged Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to strike down Prop 8 and embrace gay marriage in a poignant lett...

My Family Is Not a 'Second-Best Option'

Adam Pertman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
Adam Pertman

I hadn't known it until just this week, but Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, President Ronald Reagan, singer Marie Osmond, actor Hugh Jackman, journalist Judy Woodruff, basketball great Magic Johnson and I all have something in common: Our families are inferior.

The Broad Implications of the Obama Administration's Narrow Prop 8 Brief: Part 2

Jacob Combs | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

even though it doesn't explicitly say so, Verrilli's brief clearly provides a framework for what is becoming known as the "eight-state solution".

American Father Wins Supreme Court Case in Custody Dispute

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

In the case, Chafin v. Chafin, the Supreme Court held that the jurisdiction of the American federal courts does not end when the child has been returned to another country pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Appeals to Racial Prejudice by Prosecutors

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Appeals to racial prejudice by prosecutors occur much less frequently today, and when they do, a conviction usually is reversed. But not always.

New Congressman: Corporations Are 'Neither People Nor Patriots'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock and Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) has been in Congress for only seven weeks, but he already supports measures to decrease the influence of money in the pol...

The Vote Is the Emblem of Equality -- and Now It is Under Attack

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

As the League celebrates our 93rd birthday and marks nearly a century of work on voting rights, we hope that the Supreme Court recognizes the importance of blocking racial discrimination in voting and upholds the Voting Rights Act.

The Supreme Court's War on the Twentieth Century

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Bruce Ackerman

Perhaps the Chief Justice, or one of his fellow conservatives, will execute statesmanlike swerves in upcoming cases. But if not, a runaway Roberts Court will intensify the institutional stand-offs and unnecessary crises that are undermining the confidence of ordinary Americans in their government.

WATCH: Congressman Introduces Constitutional Amendments To Repeal Citizens United

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 01.30.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern last Tuesday proposed two Constitutional amendments on the House floor that would overturn the Supreme Cour...

The Judge and the Housewife: U.S. Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Eva Longoria in L.A.

Andrea Grossman | Posted 01.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

Many assumptions I had were squashed, and several surprises popped up for me as producer of the upcoming literary event with United States Justice Sonia Sotomayor and actress and activist Eva Longoria.

Orly Taitz's New Celebration

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

Birther queen Orly Taitz is celebrating a routine U.S. Supreme Court decision to refer her petition, which asks the court to overturn President Barack...

Why the Senate Should Confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense

Brian Levin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Aside from the political points Republican senators might score with their constituents by vocalizing disagreement with President Obama and obstructing his agenda, what do they hope to accomplish?

A Colorblind Spot in the Fourteenth Amendment?

Alex Glashausser | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Alex Glashausser

Justice Thomas himself would not even be able to follow his stated preference for hiring clerks with an attribute nowhere mentioned in the clause: a degree from a non-Ivy League school. So what then does "equal protection" mean?

While Politicians Run, Conservative Judges Stand for Voting Rights

Doug Kendall | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Whether the conservative majority on the Roberts Court will follow the political winds on the right, or hew to the legal analysis of conservative judges on the lower courts, is one of the critical backstories in Shelby County v. Holder, a blockbuster challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

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

Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay 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 ...

Rare Family Law Case Heard by U.S. Supreme Court

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

Many parents embroiled in child custody cases might only dream of bringing their cases to the highest court in the land, yet this became reality for Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Lee Chafin last week, when oral arguments were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in his case, Chafin v. Chafin.

Will Justice Kennedy Defend Marriage Equality and Outlaw Affirmative Action -- With One Stroke?

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

With both gay marriage and a challenge to affirmative action on its agenda, the Supreme Court will weigh in on two of the most charged issues. Progressives are full of nervous excitement about the marriage cases and just plain nervous about affirmative action.

The Supreme Court And Gay Marriage: Fearing Fear Itself

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's an understatement to say there's some apprehension among many gays and lesbians about the Supreme Court's decision to take up the Prop 8 case. Is the fear warranted?

My '2012 LGBT Predictions' Scorecard

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

When I published my "10 LGBT Predictions for 2012," my forecasts were met with polite scorn by some. "This sounds like a wish-list more than predictions," was just one of the comments left by readers, so is with no small degree of self-satisfaction that I can now retort, "Oh, ye of little faith!"

Los Angeles County Water Pollution and the U.S. Supreme Court

Steve Fleischli | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Steve Fleischli

By doing the right thing, Los Angeles County officials, like many of their counterparts around the country, would learn that embracing green infrastructure is not only good for public health and smart environmental policy.

The Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court and the Life of Lawrence Guyot

Doug Kendall | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As we mark the passing of a civil rights warrior who wore his scars proudly, Lawrence Guyot's story should serve as a reminder of the truly heroic efforts that were necessary to win passage of iconic laws such as the Voting Rights Act.

Some Ideas to Limit the 'Supremacy' of the U.S. Supreme Court

Eric Black | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

As I wrap up the judiciary portion of my extended rant about the imperfections in our system, I thought I would list a few of the ideas that have either been suggested or even demonstrated around the world.

Why Should the Unelected Supreme Court Get the Final Say About Our Laws?

Eric Black | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

The history of judicial review is full of awkward surprises, and dissenting testimony from some of the most beloved figures of U.S. history, but I would say the controversy has mostly disappeared.