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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 09.12.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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.

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

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.25.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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 08.17.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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 ...