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

HuffPost Radio | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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?'

The Myth of States' Rights

Leon Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leon Friedman

The assertion of states' rights really means resistance to progressive federal laws designed to alleviate the inequality in our society. We must look more closely at the real reason why States rights are asserted to block action by the federal government.

The Roberts' Court's Shelby County Power Play Could Backfire

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Black Voices
Bennet Kelley

Roberts' Shelby County power play may only make them more determined to fight for their right to vote. It is a tragedy, however, that as we approach the 50th anniversary of Selma, the Chief Justice is comfortable with an America where they still have to.

Can You Oppose Gay Marriage and Not Be Anti-Gay?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Whatever the outcome of this week's historic Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage, one thing has become crystal clear: there is no longer, if there ever was, a rational argument to ban it. Are there any grounds for holding that position beyond simple prejudice?

God Save This Honorable Court

William D. Blake | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
William D. Blake

I hope my findings will make more Americans aware of how religion shapes a judge's worldview, in a way similar to a judge's race, ethnicity, gender, and past life experiences. However, I hope the next Supreme Court nominee is not subject to a senatorial inquisition over his or her faith.

The Dust Settles: Roberts Protects Obama

Richard Brodsky | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The real impact of the Roberts decision is to deal a real body blow to a conscious and continuing attempt to read Obama out of the American mainstream. There really is a vast, right-wing conspiracy, at least on this issue.

Conservatives Continue Attacking Roberts

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

In the aftermath of John Roberts' surprise majority opinion to uphold President Obama's health care law, many right-wingers continued their attack on ...

Did Justice Roberts Read My Blog?

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Justice Roberts made somewhat the same argument that I made about the health insurance mandate, namely that a law that's constitutional when written in one language needs be constitutional when written in a different language.

Can Occupy Overturn Citizens United? "Dear 99%ers..."

Mark Green | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Mark Green

Nothing could enhance American democracy more than if Occupy Wall Street helped enact the 28th Constitutional Amendment to end the pretense that corporations are people who speak with money. The 99% can stop the privatization of government.

Arizona Free Enterprise V. Bennett Explained

Jessica Levinson | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

In a 5-4 ruling authored by Chief Justice Roberts, the Supreme Court told legislators on all levels of government that they do not have the power to design public campaign financing programs that best meet the needs of candidates in their jurisdictions.

John Roberts Stepping Down? 'RadarOnline' Claims Supreme Court Chief Justice Considering Quitting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 4:55 AM ET -- Anatomy of a rumor. So, it turns out that the rumor of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts's resignation was all a prank sta...

Supreme Court about to Gut Campaign Finance Laws...and Democracy?

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

How did we get to the flashpoint where today's Supreme Court might ignore law and overrule long-standing precedent to allow corporations again to dominate our politics?

Umpires, Perspective, and the Supreme Court

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The claim that any human is able to remain unaffected by their background or have a purely objective view of any case is to claim a quality that belongs only to God: omniscience.

Supreme Court DNA Ruling: Once Again Roberts Court Allows "Procedural" Issues to Trump Justice

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that convicted inmates do not have the constitutional right to DNA testing, even though it could, as Justice Stevens said in his dissent, "ascertain the truth once and for all."