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Mike Sacks

Montana Supreme Court Collides With U.S. Supreme Court Over Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

The fate of Montana's century-old ban on corporate political spending is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, setting up a possible sequel to t...

Marriage Equality: Constitutionality, Not Morality, Will Ultimately Decide Prop. 8

Jelena Hasbrouck | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Jelena Hasbrouck

If Prop. 8 goes to the Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy won't vote in favor of gay marriage because it is morally correct. In fact, he doesn't think the Constitution is designed to determine morality. "Our obligation is to define the liberty of all, not to mandate our own moral code," Kennedy wrote.

Mike Sacks

Gay Marriage Ruling's Bid For One Justice's Vote Could Backfire

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Trying to play to Justice Anthony Kennedy's gut is a dicey endeavor. So when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on Tuesday st...

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Supreme Court Sets Arizona Immigration Law's Oral Argument For April

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear oral arguments over Arizona's controversial immigration law on April 25, the Court's final day of...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Leaves Clues How It Will Decide Health Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Kaiser Family Foundation poll published as the Supreme Court went into mid-term recess last week reveals that nearly 60 percent of Ame...

Mike Sacks

Florida Primary May Save Federal Judges From Newt

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich's lackluster performance in Thursday night's debate darkened the already dim chances of seeing Justice Anthony Kennedy hau...

Standing Up for Transparent Elections by Overturning Citizens United

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester

I support passing a constitutional amendment to restore accountability and transparency to federal and state elections -- ensuring that when you see a political ad on TV, you know exactly who's responsible for it.

Will The Supreme Court End Rent Control?

Posted 01.24.2012 | New York

Insanely jealous of the West Village man paying $331.76 a month for a beautiful four-bedroom apartment? You might find some solace in a new lawsuit. F...

Other People's Children

Sam Chaltain | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

We continue to tolerate a system in which your zip code determines your access to the American Dream, and in which communities refuse to fund their schools because "their" children no longer go there.

The Problematic Framing of Abortion as an Issue of Privacy

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Abortion is a medical intervention three out of ten women in the United States will have needed by the time they are 45. Imposing undue burdens on access is an affront to us all.

The Supreme Court and the Texas Gerrymander

Lou Dubose | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Lou Dubose

When the Court ruled in favor of the State of Texas and ordered a three-judge panel in San Antonio to redraw maps they had drawn in November, did nine justices vote to uphold a racial gerrymander that violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act?

Mike Sacks

Occupy The Courts Clashes With Supreme Court Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Occupy movement came to the Supreme Court on Friday to protest the Citizens United decision on its second anniversary. What began as...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Shakes Up Texas Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a partial victory for Texas Republicans, the Supreme Court on Friday morning sent Texas' redistricting maps back to the drawing board...

Work For A Church Or Religious School? You May Have No Civil Rights

Red Room | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Red Room

The Supreme Court broadened all religious organizations' rights to discriminate... That means churches can discriminate based on race, age, sex, disability, national origin -- you name it.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Shields Church From Minister's Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Employees of religious organizations whose job duties reflect "a role in conveying the Church's message and carrying out its mission" ar...

Guantanamo Protesters Gather In D.C. On 10th Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Marking the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, thousands of proteste...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Backs Away From Texas Firestorm

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Time and timing was of the essence Monday afternoon during Supreme Court oral argument over which legislative maps Texas may use in its ...

The Supreme Court and Health Care as a Right

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Isn't this a right that should never be tossed aside for any citizen of the United States? Consequently, shouldn't the Supreme Court provide us an indication that this notion exists as part of its decisions on the cases before it?

Mike Sacks

Obama Administration Files Health Care Law Defense With Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday afternoon submitted its opening brief to the Supreme Court defending the constitutionality of the law...

Mike Sacks

Franky The Drug-Sniffing Dog Heads To Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of a police dog's warrantless sniff outside a suspec...

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Occupy Wall Street Makes Official Call To Amend Constitution

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Efforts to amend the Constitution to declare that corporations are not people and money is not speech gained support in two notable New York forums th...

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Chief Justice Roberts' Defense Doesn't Persuade Court Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice John Roberts used his annual year-end report to defend his colleagues' integrity, but that defense did not move prominent ...

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Montana Supreme Court Brushes Aside 'Citizens United'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Montana Supreme Court has put itself on a collision course with the U.S. Supreme Court by upholding a century-old state law that ban...

Double Barrel Blast From Big Sky Country: Montana Rejects Citizens United

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

In the context of Montana's low cost elections, unlimited corporate spending could have a particularly pronounced impact -- discouraging every day citizens from participating in the political process.

Mike Sacks

Who Will Be America's Next Top Conservative Justice?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

At the Fox News presidential debate in Iowa last week, moderator Megyn Kelly asked the Republican candidates to name their favorite Supreme Court just...