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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.

Ryan J. Reilly

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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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.

I Did Not Come to Praise Richard Mellon-Scaife

Brian Ross | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

Richard "Dickie" Mellon-Scaife the reclusive billionaire publisher and heir of the 19th century Mellon Bank robber barons died at 82 on Friday, the final punctation of a dark biography of political manipulation and democracy demolition equal or greater to his more public friends the Koch brothers.

Supreme Court to Women: Father Knows Best

Nan Aron | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

These three decisions, taken together, are an assault on the rights, health, and economic well-being of women in every corner of this country. But they are also a challenge to President Obama, to Congress, to the political system, and to the American people to take the action necessary to undo the damage.

Dave Jamieson

Union Plows Ahead After Major SCOTUS Setback

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

After being dealt a major setback by the Supreme Court just two weeks ago, the Service Employees International Union is plowing ahead in its efforts t...

Another Contraception Dispute Looms For The Supreme Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN and RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over r...

Hobby Lobby to Improve Work Performance through Biblical Punishments

Chris Michael | Posted 07.05.2014 | Comedy
Chris Michael

Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit businesses with religious objections are no longer required to abide by the laws of an enlightened, first-world society. Emboldened by the decision, Hobby Lobby says it's eager to unleash even more religious freedom on its employees.

A Few Of My Religious Beliefs That Oughta Change The Law

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

If meds and medical procedures related to women's sexual health can be exempt for reasons of religious belief, meds related to men's sexual health must also be exempt.

The Hobby Lobby Decision and the Samson Option

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

The real issue now isn't abortion. By giving a corporation the same civil rights as natural persons, the issue is now how much farther those rights go.