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Why It's Important To Remember The Supreme Court's History On Gay Rights

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

With the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States instead of Judge Merrick Garland, and with the possibilit...

Supreme Irony: GOP Peddles Denial of Justice!

Martin Lewis | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Republicans have shown enormous respect for the Constitution of the United States of America and their hero Associate Justice Antonin Scalia by instantly using his death to demand that President Obama ignore the Constitution for the next 340 DAYS.

The Most Important Election Ever?

Jason P. Steed | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Jason P. Steed

Assuming the next president gets to replace all four of the oldest justices (Ginsburg, Scalia, Kennedy, and Breyer), we're in for a big shift. A Democrat could transform the Court's somewhat reliable 5-4 conservative majority into a solid 6-3 liberal majority.

Igor Bobic

Ted Cruz Watched Porn At The Supreme Court, And Other Tidbits From His New Book | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is out with a new memoir, entitled "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America." In it, he details his conservative p...

Why Nixon Matters

Stanley Kutler | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Forty years ago, Richard M. Nixon made unprecedented constitutional history when he resigned the presidency amid the disgrace and scandal of Watergate. Yet Nixon endures. He stands as the commanding figure of American political life since the end of World War Two.

Will Acceptance By The Supreme Court Influence Gay Rights Rulings?

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

* Two major gay-rights disputes are coming before court * Gay clerks and employees now open about orientation * Still, n...

Conservative Business Group Undefeated At Supreme Court This Term

Mike Sacks | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is undefeated at the Supreme Court this term, continuing to improve its success in securing business-friend...

David Hoffman, Dem Senate Candidate, Omits Conservative Judge Clerkships From Campaign Bio

Gapers Block Mechanics | Ramsin Canon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former City of Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman is running for the US Senate as a Democrat; it should then come as no surprise then that on his...

Justice Sotomayor, Justice Scalia and Our Six Catholic Justices

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Geoffrey R. Stone

Does the religion of the justices in any way matter to the business of the Supreme Court? During Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, her faith was largely backgrounded, as if being Latina matters but being Catholic doesn't.

The Empathy Seat on the Supreme Court

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thane Rosenbaum

Somewhere between graduating from law school, the passing of the bar, and the hanging up of a shingle, those who are licensed to navigate our legal system have lost their inner-Atticus Finch.

Not-So-Blind Justice: On Style And The Supreme Court

Susan Scafidi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Susan Scafidi

While federal law leaves the justices free to design their own robes, Judge Sotomayor will almost certainly follow tradition and pack her current collection of black robes for the trip to Washington -- and not whip up, say, a hot pink version for the occasion.

The Ten Most Shocking Personal Moments of the Supreme Court

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Everyone is speculating about the ways Sotomayor's personal background will compromise her judicial integrity. I mean, it's pretty hard to hold a gavel while eating arroz con pollo, let alone while having a vagina.

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...

In Choosing Souter's Replacement, Obama Should Follow the Lead of... George W. Bush?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If George W. Bush was able to influence the Court for the next 20 years, Obama certainly should do the same.