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Scalia on Retirees Losing Their Health Insurance: 'I Can't Feel Bad About It'

Nan Aron | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

In Apple Grove, West Virginia, there are some retirees from a chemical plant whose Christmas wishes probably include this: They want to keep the health insurance they were promised.

Junior Varsity Politics: SCOTUS Finalizes NLRB v. Noel Canning

Victor Williams | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Justice Stephen Breyer warned of the danger when Supreme Court Justices are perceived as "junior-varsity politicians" on May 20, 2014. President Franklin D. Roosevelt -- almost exactly 79 years earlier -- blasted the Court for playing such politics after it repeatedly crushed needed New Deal reform programs.

The War on Democracy: SCOTUS Weighs In

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The Republican plutocratic agenda couldn't work without millions of dollars in unrestricted conservative funding. Thanks to the Republican majority in the Supreme Court, all the barriers against big money and guarantees of political fairness are being dismantled.

The Tortuous, Corrupted Logic of the Last Supreme Court Ruling on Finance

Carl Pope | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

The shard of hope that remains for democracy as most Americans --- and the Founders -- understood it, is that the vote was a divided 5-4, and enjoys not even a smidgeon of public legitimacy.

WATCH: Aspen Ideas Fest: Does The Supreme Court Follow The People?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.01.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Supreme Court has had a hefty couple years. From the 'Citizens United' ruling which opened the floodgates of corporate money in politics to ...

Speech v. Respect

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

Snyder v. Phelps, the Westboro funeral protest case, places before us a choice between the legal right of free speech with the ethical value of respect.

The Full Gingrich

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Newt Gingrich's schtick is Scorched Earth meets Straw Man. He not only incinerates the hypothetical Straw Man -- he also verbally salts the soil where the Straw Man's make-believe family lives after razing their made-up home.

Supreme Court Justices Breyer And Scalia Explain Their Opposing Views

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia tends to see things as black or white. Justice Stephen Breyer sees a lot more gray. When contentious decisi...

One Strip-Search Too Many

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

How many of us are willing to send our preteen and adolescent kids to school each morning, open to the possibility that they may be strip-searched for Tylenol?