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Ginsburg Reveals What May Prompt SCOTUS To Step In Sooner On Gay Marriage

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to t...

Want Marriage Equality? Don't Sit Out These Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

As a gay man who has spent the last decade working to advance marriage equality, I cheer "yaaaas" with each new marriage victory. And yet, I know that our momentum will quickly be stunted if we sit out the November elections.

The Manufactured Crisis of Halbig

Elizabeth Taylor | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Taylor

If the D.C. Circuit decision in Halbig v. Burwell became the law of the land, it would threaten to place health insurance once again out of reach for the approximately 4.7 million families and individuals living in the 36 states where the federal government set up the Exchange.

Would You Pass the US Citizenship Test? Take This Quiz!

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

The following questions were taken from the list of 100 civics questions. Admittedly, these are some of the harder ones. Could you pass?

In 49 Years, Some (But Not Enough) Progress

Rep. Joe Garcia | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Rep. Joe Garcia

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the passage of a monumental law which forever changed our democracy. While some argue that the issues addressed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were long ago resolved, for the communities of South Florida, the law still plays a prominent role in our lives.

Obamacare Subsidy Case Could Be Reviewed By Supreme Court

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

July 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for m...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hits Back At Liberals Who Want Her To Retire

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a message for liberals who have be...

Did Those Republican Judges Ever Go to Law School?

Frank Askin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Frank Askin

Six federal judges ruled Tuesday on the legality of subsidies being provided for low-income subscribers under so-called Obamacare. The two with solid Republican credentials found the program illegal.

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Federal Appeals Court Trolls Scalia In Virginia Gay Marriage Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court based in Virginia cited the words of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia when it struck down the state's ban on ...

IUD Inside

Karen Cordano | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Karen Cordano

Would you like to know why I choose an IUD as birth control? Because my husband and I enjoy having sex and we cannot afford another baby. Because I have been on hormonal birth control to manage severe cramps. Because I had a D&C five days postpartum after delivering our first son.

SCOTUS Allows Execution To Go Forward In Contentious First Amendment Case

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over ...

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...

I'm Sad: People Often Choose to Show Their Worst Side, Not Their Best

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

While I love our country, I'm sad my children and grandchildren won't have the same opportunities their ancestors had to succeed in America.

How Hobby Lobby Killed Religious Liberty

Jon O'Brien | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is a disaster for women, and we can lay the blame squarely at the feet of the Obama administration.

Lawmaker Calls Out 'Hypocritical' Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (D) spoke out about the Supreme Court's decision regarding abortion clinic buffer zones during a Wednesday interview ...

'SCROTUS'

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

In answer to the question, "Where's your Hobby Lobby song?"...

Dem Senator Says Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Should Stay As Long As She Can'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg drew raves from liberals with her scathing, 35-page dissenting opinion on the court's Hobby Lobby decision, ...

Working as a Defense Attorney Shouldn't Mean Political Suicide

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.14.2014 | Crime
Michael Shammas

Advising the accused is not a politically popular job. But it is a necessary one. To criticize defense attorneys, the chief checks against prosecutorial abuse, is to promote a judicial system of error by stigmatizing a key motivator for better prosecution.

Women Victorious In U.S. Supreme Court's Harris V. Quinn

Julie Gunlock | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
Julie Gunlock

Women just scored a significant victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. In Harris v. Quinn, decided just last month, the Supreme Court declared that childcare providers and personal care aids (PCAs attend to hygiene, housekeeping, and meal preparation for the elderly and infirm) are not required to unionize.

ENDA: The Nightmare Scenario in Which GOPers Push a Bad Bill That Gay Groups Dropped

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Believe it or not, right now some Republicans are working feverishly to get support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the GOP and try to pass it in the House in this session, with the dangerous religious exemption that caused LGBT groups to withdraw support. The irony here is off the charts.

Watch: Is the Supreme Court Out of Order?

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The latest session of the US Supreme Court was especially contentious, with important decisions on the separation of church and state, organized labor, campaign finance reform, birth control and women's health, among others, splitting the court along its 5-4 conservative-liberal divide.

Why Are We Still Fighting Over Birth Control in the 21st Century?

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Walking home from the Capitol recently, I saw the words engraved above the portico of the Supreme Court: "Equal justice under law." They don't say "equal justice under law except for women." They don't say "equal justice as long as it's OK with your boss." And yet that is exactly what the court majority said in its ruling.

The Reality Of Abortion Clinics Without Buffer Zones

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

It's been just over two weeks since the Supreme Court struck down Massachusetts' abortion clinic buffer zones, which required protesters to stay at le...

American Women, It's Time to Declare a Sex Boycott

The Second City Network | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
The Second City Network

We, all the women in America, refuse to have sex (with men), until all of our elected representatives start actually trying to get our votes.

Corporations as Sovereign

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

"Persons" who are not subject to the same laws as the rest of us, who are able to force their employees to follow the same religious restriction they hold, who can control elections without accountability or transparency, and who can act with impunity sound awfully like the monarchs of old.