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Supreme Court Justice Blocks Gay Marriage Ruling

AP | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Wednesday temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Ne...

Supreme Court Justice Calls Constitution A 'Flawed Document'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy conceded Thursday that the Constitution is not meant to be interpreted in its original, literal state, the San F...

The Hobby Lobby Ruling: Hobby Horse, One-Trick Pony Or Citizens United 2.0?

Terry Connelly | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Terry Connelly

How can a Court that has specifically eschewed judging the relative merits of religious exercise claims choose between objections to inoculations and contraception?

If 'Money Shouts,' How Can Democracy Lower the Decibel Level So Both Sides Are Heard?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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David (47 percent) Corn debates Ron (not NJ's) Christie about the constitutional and political aspects of McCutcheon. Since the Roberts Court believes that money is more important than voting, how can pro-democracy advocates pursue the slogan, 'Money Out/ Voters In?'

Justice Says Supreme Court Sees Too Many Disputes

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy criticized the ideological gridlock that leaves so many divisive issues to the Supreme C...

First Monday in October

Beverly Willett | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

With or without the Supreme Court's blessing, Americans on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate -- even while they deliberate -- can begin the process of healing now by taking the same high road of tolerance parents demand of their children.

Everything Must Go!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.20.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

History, it is said, is written by the victors. In North Carolina, apparently, that history will be written by Sharia-fearin', teacher-salary slashin' white people totin' guns into their favorite playgrounds and bars.

The Week the Supreme Court Came Out of the Closet

Eric Segall | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Eric Segall

Now that a little time has passed, we can have a bit more perspective on the important cases handed down by the Court during the last week of this year's term. Looking at the cases as a group reveals the true colors of the Supreme Court of the United States.

And Marriage Makes Three: A Gay Rights Trilogy Secures a Legacy

Julie A. Nice | Posted 09.02.2013 | San Francisco
Julie A. Nice

The Supreme Court's landmark ruling this week in U.S. v. Windsor invalidating Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act follows a path carefully forged by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Fear of 'Bigot' Label a Cynical Dodge by Marriage Equality Opponents

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

They have expressed in supposedly sad tones that they merely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that it is unfair that their "simple and innocent" belief would have them labeled "bigots." It's a game many of them play to distract us from a real issue.

Musings on Windsor and Perry and a Better Day for America

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Trans people are often married when they transition, so these rulings add comfort to knowing that the complicated politics of gendered identity will have less impact on their relationships, particularly when they dissolve or inheritance issues arise.

The Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling and Children

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Carlos A. Ball

The Supreme Court's opinion in the DOMA case illustrates how it is the marriage equality side that truly has had the best interests of children at heart all along.

Marriage Inequality as Gender Discrimination?

William D. Blake | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
William D. Blake

Buried in the oral argument transcript of the Proposition 8 case is a potential revelation of how Justice Kennedy might be thinking: Don't think of it as "gay marriage" but as "same-sex marriage." Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation isn't the problem; gender discrimination is. Wait, what?

Justice Anthony Kennedy and Shelby County

J. Gerald Hebert | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
J. Gerald Hebert

Justice Kennedy has the opportunity to lead the Court and to show he is attuned to the social issues in our country and the deep division on the Court when it comes to issues of race. Will he seize the moment?

Justice Kennedy: Prop 8 Hurts Children Of Same-Sex Parents

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.26.2013 | San Francisco

During Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments over the constitutionality of Proposition 8, Justice Anthony Kennedy--who is widely considered the swing vote...

The Constitutional Case for Marriage Equality

Doug Kendall | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Doug Kendall

For us, marriage equality cases aren't a matter of politics or ideology; they are a fight for the true meaning of one of America's most sacred constitutional rights.

Ryan J. Reilly

7 Justice Kennedy Quotes That Have Progressives Worried About The Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy is likely the only hope that voting rights advocates and the Obama administration have for the Supreme Court to ...

A Gay Dad's Invitation To A Supreme Court Justice: Come To Dinner With My Family

Rob Watson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

The future of our family rests in your hands. You have the power to make it devastatingly difficult. You can make it confusing and convoluted. Or you can do the right thing. Please, Justice Kennedy, please, please, do the right thing.

Pivotal Justice Stands Alone On Critical Issue

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

* Justice could cast deciding vote in Texas case * Curbing affirmative action, but maybe only somewhat * Most of the arg...

The Supreme Court Dodges a Bullet?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Now that the dust is settling around the Supreme Court's decision upholding national health care, it's possible that the justices saved themselves as well as the Affordable Care Act.

BOTH SIDES: SCOTUS 'Hearts' POTUS on Health & Hispanics, But Confuses Metaphor With Reality on Personhood

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Ryan Grim

Excerpts Of The Dismissive Dissent From Four GOP Justices

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney, reacting to the Supreme Court's health care ruling Thursday, said, "I agree with the dissent." The dissent tosses out t...

Senator McConnell "Pounds the Table" in Opposing Campaign Finance Disclosure Long Upheld by Supreme Court

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Senator McConnell doesn't have a constitutional leg on which to stand when he argues against the right of citizens to know the identity of secret donors funding campaign expenditures to influence their votes.

Clues From Arizona Immigration Ruling on Individual Mandate Fate

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Court has already handed opponents of the law all the tools they need, i.e., Citizens United, to repeal the law through elections while leaving themselves the option of overturning it in 2014 if the right-wing is unable to purchase the Congress and president it wants.

WATCH: Montana Gov Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling On Political Spending Limits

Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) and Lt. Governor John Bohlinger (R) voiced opposition to the Supreme Court decision issued Monday striking down ...