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For the Roberts Court, Facts Are Malleable

Paul Gordon | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

Government advocates have watched with dismay as the Supreme Court has systematically dismantled campaign finance laws, all while making it harder for individual Americans to secure their right to vote. This pattern isn't just the result of the conservative justices' misreading of the Constitution.

Heeeeere's Johnnie

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The question this week is why Chief Justice John Roberts did not insert any smiley faces in his opinion in the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. It is obvious to any reader of the opinion that he was having a good time writing that opinion.

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...

Ryan J. Reilly

The Only Form Of Corruption The Supreme Court Cares About Is Almost Impossible To Prosecute

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In striking down long-standing campaign contribution limits last week, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the right to donate to as m...

Supreme Court Right-Wingers Poison Majority-Rule Democracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Squelching political corruption was the purpose of the campaign spending finance laws that the right-wing justices gutted. The spending limits shrank billionaires' ability buy politicians.

Bill Maher: John Roberts' McCutcheon Ruling Could've Been 'Written By The Little Mermaid'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

Bill Maher did not mince words about his dismay surrounding the Supreme Court's recent decision on campaign contributions. Maher blasted the court'...

The Supreme Court's McCutcheon Decision and the 'Appearance' of Corruption

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

As in Citizens United, five conservative Justices, led by the good ole' "umpire" John Roberts, decided that they know better than the nation's elected representatives whether one individual contributing millions to campaigns and parties creates the "appearance" of corruption. If that's not judicial activism, I don't know what is.

Supreme Court Rules to Bring Back Segregation in Favor of Corporations

Chris Michael | Posted 04.04.2014 | Comedy
Chris Michael

WASHINGTON -- On April Fool's day, the Supreme Court showed the country its complete lack of irony with a 5-4 decision to bring back the segregation laws of the pre-1950s.

A God Who Hates Bribes: A Religious Response to the McCutcheon Ruling

Rabbi Michael Knopf | Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Knopf

The impact of this phenomenon on politics and on our society is the same as bribery's. To argue otherwise reflects either a profound naïveté or the total divorcement of law from real life.

Paul Blumenthal

The Roberts Court Tees Up The End Of Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission on Wednesday has potentially big implications for the future...

The Supreme Court Are the Lead Architects of the Next Financial Collapse

David Fagin | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
David Fagin

By ruling this week that there are no limits regarding private campaign contributions, the Republican majority of the Supreme Court have taken another brazen step in an almost mind-bogglingly deliberate attempt at eviscerating whatever roadblocks remain on the way to total corporate governance.

GOP Celebrates Gutting Of Campaign Finance Rules

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a...

No Justice Roberts, the Internet Can't Do Government's Job

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

We agree with the justices that the Internet can be a powerful tool for transparency. But four years after Citizens United, it's clear that the Internet isn't enough to create transparency. Congress has to enact laws requiring candidates to use it.

Paul Blumenthal

Figured Out Dark Money Groups, Super PACs? Thanks To The Supreme Court, You'll Have To Learn About This, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission has opened the door for wealthy donors to spend even more on pol...

Paul Blumenthal

After Today's Supreme Court Ruling, Here's How All This Will End

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

If understanding campaign finance laws is still on your to-do list -- what's the difference between a super PAC and a 501(c)4 again? what counts as il...

Paul Blumenthal

The Supreme Court Has Struck Down Overall Campaign Contribution Limits

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the aggregate campaign contribution limits, thereby opening the door to even more money in th...

Hobby Lobby Loses, But Can the Roberts Court Be Saved?

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

John Roberts has consistently placed the integrity of the Supreme Court over his conservative ideology. Exhibit A is how it is that the chief justice ...

Hobby Lobby Will Lose! But Can the Roberts Court Be Saved?

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

John Roberts has consistently placed the integrity of the Supreme Court over his conservative ideology. Exhibit A is how it is that the Chief Justice ...

Of Overstated Claims of Religious Freedom and Judicial Integrity: Chief Justice John Roberts

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

The Roberts Court has been characterized as pro-business. It is, but this is not surprising in a country where 99 percent of the wealth is held by a t...

U.S. Spy Court Will Soon Have A New Presiding Judge

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) - The secretive U.S. court that considers applications for electronic surveillance and physical searches of non-U.S. ...

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Does Obamacare Infringe on Our Liberty? Or Does It Give Us Even More Freedom?

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In the same way, without Obamacare, without the government making us buy health insurance, we would be condemning millions of Americans to lives without health care. We would be restricting their freedom. And what right do we have to do that?

SCOTUS Denies Request For Emergency Halt On Obamacare

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused a group of doctors' request to block implementation of the nation's new health care law. Chief Just...

John Roberts Is Chief Phrasemaker In Supreme Court Affirmative Action Case

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - As U.S. chief justice, John Roberts has sought to rein in laws he insists have gone to...

Tea Party Roadmap to Winning Via Shutdown

Marcus Landsberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marcus Landsberg

Why should the Tea Party cooperate with the rest of Congress, if cooperating means they lose 100% of the achievements they've made?