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For Catholics, There's Something About Torture

Mathew N. Schmalz | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion
Mathew N. Schmalz

For American Catholics to confront American torture, we have to confront our own tortured and torturing history as a church.

The Broken Promises of Citizens United

Duncan Hosie | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives on the Court vowed that Citizens United would strengthen American democracy. They were wrong. Five years later, their promises stand in stark contrast to the world we live in today.

A Call to Arms

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Never has the foundational constitutional principle of one person, one vote been so undermined by a Supreme Court majority that apparently believes money is king.

Activist Comics: Disclosure

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

After $145 million of anonymous spending in the midterm elections, the American public remains none the wiser as to who not only wanted to spend fortunes influencing politics, but needed to do it without exposing their identities and their motives.

Congress Should Reject War Authorization Against Islamic State: Tell President No to Stupid War

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

President Barack Obama finally is obeying the law. He wants Congress to authorize military action against the Islamic State. That's what the Constitution requires.

Question Before the Court: Can Corporations Betray Retirees?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

M&G has stricken hundreds of families in this rural West Virginia region with fear. They're scared they won't be able to afford health insurance they believed they'd earned. A decision by the Supreme Court affirming the lower courts' rulings would relieve retirees like 78-year-old Tackett and restore justice in Point Pleasant.

Supreme Court Lifts Hold On Gay Marriages In Kansas

AP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas. The court on Wednesday denied the state's request to prevent ...

We Need an Accounting of America's Innocent Prisoners

David A. Love | Posted 10.30.2014 | Crime
David A. Love

Jimmy Dennis, William Nieves, Fred Thomas, the original Lex Street Massacre defendants and others are not aberrations. Surely there are more, many more, in prisons in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.

Testing Under the Influence

Tom Dalzell | Posted 12.28.2014 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

Rarely are California's doctors, unions and the Republican Party on the same page -- but this year, Proposition 46, which would mandate drug testing for doctors, is making some strange bedfellows.

Opponents Ask Supreme Court To Block Texas Voter ID Law

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Civil rights lawyers on Wednesday asked a U.S. Supreme Court justice to block a Texa...

SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Manners Matter

Soul Dancer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As an out gay monk, reverend and private-practice counselor/social worker, I daily witness the impact of Windsor v. United States.

Shadee Ashtari

Antonin Scalia Says Constitution Permits Court To 'Favor Religion Over Non-Religion'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

The separation of church and state doesn’t mean “the government cannot favor religion over non-religion,” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a...

Ginsburg Singles Out The Current Supreme Court's Worst Ruling

New Republic | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was considered a judge’s judge when she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, an incrementalist who thought Roe v. Wade mi...

ORNSTEIN: Judicial Activists Undermining The Constitution

The Atlantic | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Even so, there is another strain of interpretation that has arisen to challenge this one, closely identified with Justice Antonin Scalia. Known as tex...

Chief Justice Roberts' Bait and Switch

Duncan Hosie | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Roberts' record is troubling in its own right. But it is even more troubling when contrasted with the promises he made to the Senate, and the American people, in his confirmation hearing.

Scalia Once Pushed Death Penalty For Now-Exonerated Inmate

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

A North Carolina death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence on Tuesday was once held up by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as an example of some...

Supreme Court Relying On Facts That 'Wouldn't Pass Muster In A High School Paper'

The New York Times | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court received more than 80 friend-of-the-court briefs in the Hobby Lobby case. Most of these filings, also called amicus b...

Scalia Praises Completion Of A Nearly 30-Year Process

AP | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia praised Idaho's completion of a nearly 30-year process negotiating water rights as a s...

Pray to Jesus -- Or Else

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

I applaud those who retain the strength to fight the never-ending battle against ignorance, intolerance and persistent persecution of rationalists. T...

Obama Hints Of Making Supreme Court Appointments Before He Leaves Office

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama suggested he will appoint more than one additional Supreme Court justice before he leaves office. Speaking at a fundraiser f...

Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Appeals Court Trolls Scalia In Virginia Gay Marriage Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court based in Virginia cited the words of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia when it struck down the state's ban on ...

Punctuation Marks, Antonin Scalia, and the Farce of 'Originalism'

Steven Conn | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

Pretending that reading a document like the Constitution is a simple, transparent and an entirely objective and neutral task is naïve at best, intellectually dishonest at worst.

A Big Finish for the Corporate Court

Doug Kendall | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Two things are absolutely clear about this Supreme Court term. One, it's once again been a very good term for the Chamber of Commerce. And, two, it's been an even better one for the business community writ large.

Pandora's Supreme Court

Brian Ross | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

What the SCOTUS historically has not engaged in since the days of the Robber Barons, though, seems to be pattern and practice of the Roberts SCOTUS: Libertarian pro-corporate, anti-government, anti-citizen rulings that serve the most narrow and wealthy of interests.

Abortion Buffer-Zone Ruling in McCullen: The Supreme Court's Facade of Unity and the Future of Abortion Rights

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

Thursday's Supreme Court ruling in McCullen vs. Coakley, despite the unified outcome and facade, makes it clear that abortion is and will continue to be a wedge issue dividing the justices for years to come.