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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 07.07.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 06.26.2014 | 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.

Slipperiness Behind Aereo Ruling: Solving Riddles of Legislative Intent and Separation of Powers

Clay Calvert | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

Fathoming legislative intent simply is too subjective and too slender of a reed to support such an important decision and to divide the winners from the losers that others have already sorted out.

The Supreme Court's Latest Greenhouse-gas Ruling Is a 97 Percent Victory for the Environment

Doug Kendall | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Doug Kendall

Both industry and environmental organizations declared victory on Monday and with some justification for each position. But if industry is being honest, on the core issue in UARG, they won 3 percent of what they asked for and lost the other 97 percent.

Justice Scalia, Religion, and the Failure of Legal Reasoning

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

At its core, legal reasoning is about trying to find insight, or logic, or common sense by comparing different situations and then striving to identify the most important similarities and differences. Analogies open some doors and close others. They shape and direct the analysis.

Justices Reject Appeal Over Graduations In Church

AP | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a court decision that said public high school graduations in a church adorned with religious s...

Edie Windsor Was Shocked To Get A Personal Phone Call From Obama After DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the Defense of Marriage Act court case, recalled on HuffPost Live Thursday the moments after learning she had won her c...

Final Word On U.S. Law Isn't: Supreme Court Keeps Editing

New York Times | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has been quietly revising its decisions years after they were issued, altering the law of the land without public not...

The Injustices of the Justices: Supreme Court Style

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Throughout history, there have been controversies over various Supreme Court rulings, but like most Americans, I didn't really pay much attention to m...

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn thi...

Ryan J. Reilly

Another Federal Judge Trolls Scalia While Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in Idaho on Tuesday joined the growing list of jurists who have embraced the words of Supreme Court marriage equality op...

Supreme's Decision (Re)Enforces Christian Supremacy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I am disappointed, I am not surprised by the court's (re)inscription of a Christian religious imposition and imperative in the public square by maintaining a long-standing tradition.

Scalia's Unprecedented Dissent

Jonathan Richards | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Scalia Gets His Facts Wrong In EPA Dissent

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court opinions are rarely susceptible to the kind of fact-checking that reporters usually employ on politics. But Justice ...

Not Justice Ginsburg, But the Two After Her

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real fight is going to happen when a conservative either dies in office or steps down. Ginsburg is currently the oldest sitting member of the Supreme Court. But not far behind her are three others: Stephen Breyer (who is 75-years-old), Anthony Kennedy (77), and Antonin Scalia (78).

Antonin Scalia Suggests a 'Revolt' Against the Government in Response to Tax Hikes

Bob Cesca | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It's not 100 percent clear the extent to which Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia meant what it sounded like he meant, but tossing around the word "revolt" in the context of a discussion of the U.S. government is never a smart nor rational idea.

Antonin Scalia Seems Confused By HBO

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may know a lot... but does he know about HBO? It appears not, according to a transcript from Tuesday's Supreme...

Scalia Suggests Students 'Revolt' If Taxes Get Too High

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students that they should consider a "revolt" if taxes become too high. While speaking last week at ...

Confessions of a $20 Bill

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.09.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Thank you so much for giving me First Amendment rights, Antonin, you greedy, arrogant douchebag. Who said I wanted to speak? Nobody consulted me. All ...

Paul Blumenthal

RNC Chairman: Bring Back The Gilded Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is now looking to overturn all campaign finance limits and maybe get rid of disclo...

George W. Bush's Supreme Court Strikes Another Blow for the .01 Percent

Jason Sattler | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

In exchange for helping Bush win the presidency, Scalia got two justices even more eager than himself to gnaw away at the ability of the government to temper the power of monied interests.

Jon Stewart To Antonin Scalia: 'You're F**kin' Wrong!'

Posted 04.04.2014 | Comedy

Jon Stewart took on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down limits on aggregate campaign contributions, tearing into the ruling's potential to all...