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How Big Corporations Buy Access To The Supreme Court

www.nytimes.com | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

The United States Supreme Court decides cases involving the nation’s most pressing legal issues, affecting the daily lives of hundreds of millions o...

Gay Marriage Cases Teed Up For Supreme Court Justices' Action

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay marriage cases are on the Supreme Court's agenda with enough time for the issue to be argued and decided by late June. ...

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.

Dave Jamieson

Clarence Thomas Suggests Amazon Warehouse Workers Should Unionize

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court came down unanimously against a group of temporary workers in Amazon warehouses. The workers were required to under...

Elite Group Of Lawyers Receive Unprecedented Advantage At Supreme Court

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

(This is part 1 of a 3-part series, "The Echo Chamber: A small group of lawyers and its outsized influence at the U.S. Supreme Court." The full packag...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Back On The Bench Following Heart Procedure

AP | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is questioning lawyers in Supreme Court arguments in her usual exacting fashion, five days after she h...

U.S. Law and Policy Should Uphold and Support a Woman's Personal Decisions About Her Pregnancy

Ann M. Starrs | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Ann M. Starrs

Policymakers and the courts should ensure that women like Young who want to achieve a healthy pregnancy are reasonably accommodated by their employers without sacrificing their economic security.

Here I Wait

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Funny what a difference time can make in one's life. When I first came out of the closet 20 plus years ago, marriage really wasn't something I was concerned about or even really interested in.

Supreme Court Weighs The Role Of Race In Alabama Redistricting

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a dispute over the use of race to redraw political districts that turns the usual argume...

Kansas Watches Sotomayor After Temporary Block On Gay Marriage Licenses

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Civil liberties attorneys are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that delaying gay marriage in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Crisis Pregnancy Center Case

AP | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a portion of a New York City law aimed at regulating crisis pregnancy centers that are run b...

Dave Jamieson

SCOTUS To Decide If Pregnant Workers Can Be Forced Off The Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Peggy Young became pregnant in 2006, she had every intention of continuing to work delivering packages for UPS in Maryland. At the ...

Judicial Abdication in Virginia: Judge Rubber-Stamps Health Care Cartel

Evan Bernick | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Creating health care cartels is not merely bad policy -- it is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has held that legislation designed to further the interests of entrenched local businesses violates the Constitution.

Supreme Court Weighs Another Big Fight Over Obamacare

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over Pre...

What Would An All-Female Supreme Court Bench Look Like?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Is this a radical notion? Considering how male-dominated the Supreme Court has long been, yes. Is this an outlandish notion? It shouldn't be.

Raising Our Voices When Others Try to Silence Them

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 12.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

Forcing voters to use photo ID and perpetuating the myth of rampant voter fraud is nothing more than a strategy to keep growing minority communities on the sidelines. And unfortunately, it works.

Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID Law

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A ma...

A Review of SCOTUS: Why Your IRA May Not Be a Retirement Account

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Mike Branch, CFP

This summer, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously that inherited IRAs are NOT retirement accounts, and it is now the law of the land. To learn more about why your IRA may not be a retirement account and what it means for you, read on.

Opponents Ask Supreme Court To Block Texas Voter ID Law

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Civil rights lawyers on Wednesday asked a U.S. Supreme Court justice to block a Texa...

Don't Settle For A Sad 8%

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

In what other part of our society would we accept 8% approval without demanding change - change that we control?

Why You Need To Read 'This Is A Book For Parents Of Gay Kids'

Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Manners Matter

Soul Dancer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As an out gay monk, reverend and private-practice counselor/social worker, I daily witness the impact of Windsor v. United States.

As a Minister My Religious Freedom Changes with SCOTUS

Rev. Marie Siroky | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Marie Siroky

Media has been woefully silent on the countless large faith communities that affirm marriage between couples of same sex. Many for decades. Thus facts are a beautiful thing.

How Your Rights Get Lost in the Fine Print -- and How to Fight Back

Nan Aron | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

Facing off against a powerful company in arbitration is like playing a baseball game in which the other team hires and fires the umpires. So it's no wonder that, in consumer disputes, one study found that arbitrators rule for companies over consumers 94 percent of the time.

Changing Marriage Laws Won't Change the Hearts and Minds of Evangelicals

Brandan Robertson | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

More and more evangelical conservatives are rethinking their position on gay marriage because they've discovered that, no matter what their theological convictions may be about marriage and sexuality, these beliefs need not dictate legislation over our pluralistic nation.