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George W. Bush's Supreme Court Strikes Another Blow for the .01 Percent

Jason Sattler | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

In exchange for helping Bush win the presidency, Scalia got two justices even more eager than himself to gnaw away at the ability of the government to temper the power of monied interests.

Presidents Day Special: Three Books on America's Founding Era

Steve Clemons | Posted 02.17.2014 | Books
Steve Clemons

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito makes a habit (hope sharing this doesn't ruin it) of attending most years a special tribute dinner at George and ...

Conservative Justice Shrugs Off Popularity

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should never concern itself with popularity and must remain above the fray when there is strong ...

Sweet Seventeen: The Significance of New Mexico's Gay Marriage Ruling

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

The state -- at least the state of New Mexico -- does not privilege marriage as a way to make impulsive young men stick by their kids. It sanctions marriage to help strengthen the commitments of couples and families -- real families. And that includes gay ones.

The Difference Between Conservative and Liberal Justices

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

What is really going on here is a combination of intentional insularity and ideological patronage. Instead of wanting to have their ideas tested and challenged by their clerks, the conservative Justices apparently want their law clerks to applaud and affirm their views.

Paul Blumenthal

Justice Alito Is Wildly Off The Mark On Campaign Finance

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Samuel Alito called the central point made by the government during Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal E...

Alito Release Clears Up Big Mystery

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Samuel Alito bowed out of roughly six dozen matters that came before the Supreme Court in the past 10 months with no explanation...

Justice Alito's reported wealth soars in 2012

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Reity O'Brien July 17, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, ...

Alito's Dissent: The Problem Began With 'The Idea That Romantic Love Is a Prerequisite to Marriage'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The logical conclusion of this reasoning is that if the government could have enforced arranged marriage with a federal law, it should have, since no one could predict the outcome of these newfangled romantic-love marriages, which altered the institution of marriage forever.

Samuel Alito Rolls Eyes While Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reads Dissent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito broke from the high court's usual decorum on Monday morning, rolling his eyes and shaking his head as his senior co...

Are DNA Profiles the New Social Security Number?

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 08.04.2013 | Crime
Brandon L. Garrett

First, although Maryland's law was limited to collection from those arrested for "serious" offenses, nothing in the opinion suggests that this limitation is of constitutional importance. In fact, the opinion's reasoning suggests the contrary. What is a "serious" offense, anyway?

The Corporations Have Won: Comcast, SCOTUS and the End of Class Actions

Jonathan Valania | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Jonathan Valania

A study recently found that the Roberts Court is the most business-friendly of any court in at least the last 65 years. More alarmingly, the top two justices most likely to vote in favor of big business -- out of all justices since 1946 -- are Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.

The Most Pro-Business Supreme Court Since World War II

The New York Times | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

NOT long after 10 a.m. on March 27, a restless audience waited for the Supreme Court to hear arguments in the second of two historic cases involving s...

Is the Supreme Court Going to Settle for 'States' Rights' on Same-Sex Marriage?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Should the states decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans? In 1967, the nation's highest court knocked down state anti-miscegenation laws. Now the nation -- and the Supreme Court -- confronts a very similar situation, only this time the issue is same-sex marriage.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Can the GOP Change on Gays and Guns? Not This Week

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIts "Autopsy" notwithstanding, Reagan & Frum discuss a possible Grand New Party" on gay rights or guns post-Sup Ct and Newtown. Can it escape Evangelical and NRA stridency? Then: North Korea & North Dakota are both bluffing like crazy.

Is the Supreme Court Charged With Constitutional Interpretation or Soothsaying?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Byron Williams

Can we at least agree that so-called traditional marriage is a phenomenon of Western civilization? Those who oppose marriage equality based on biblical teachings must know that the notion of traditional marriage ends in the 4th chapter of Genesis.

Hey, SCOTUS, I'm Not Getting Any Younger

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Fifty years from now, the logic goes, people will look back at this time and this issue and will wonder what all the fuss was about. Well, 50 years from now I will be 98. I do not want to be a 98-year-old blushing bride. So here's my message to the Supreme Court.

Prop 8 Likely to Be Repealed Narrowly; Court Hears DOMA Today

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Paul Hogarth

It is never wise to predict U.S. Supreme Court decisions on oral arguments, or else Obamacare would have been repealed. Based on the Justices' line of questioning, however, it appears that they will overrule Proposition 8 -- but on narrow grounds that will only affect California.

Robert Bork Leaves Legacy for Right and Left

Hans Johnson | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

The death of influential former judge Robert Bork marks the conclusion of a career in conservative advocacy, on and off the bench, and the closing of an era in American politics.

Is Samuel Alito a Tenther?

Nan Aron | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Roberts Court, Alito included, has transparently become the judicial outpost of a political movement with political goals.

Alito Takes On Critics

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is defending the court's 2010 decision in the Citizens United case that helped fuel hundreds of ...

Judicial Fundamentalists

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We are one Supreme Court appointment away from the extremist Republicans' dream becoming the nation's nightmare.

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove's $300 Million Machine

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The independent group American Crossroads, a super PAC, and Crossroads GPS, a social welfare non-profit, set a goal to raise and spend $...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #24, Supreme Court Appointments

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Electing Romney would be devastating to the future of the Supreme Court and the country. If Romney is elected and Ginsburg retires, over the next four years a real shift in power would occur.

Want to Get Past Romney's Lies About Women's Rights? Look to the Supreme Court

Michael Keegan | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Romney's dangerous agenda, whatever it is, would last for four years. His right-wing Supreme Court could last for forty years. That's a scary thought for anyone who cares about the rights of women.