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High Stakes For Latinos Amid Record Breaking Hearing

Posted 03.22.2012 | Latino Voices

As the health care debate approaches, a record has fallen amid the constant political bickering and impending oral arguments for and against the Patie...

Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana On Undocumented Immigrants Claim

AP | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down Louisiana's bid to recover the congressional seat taken from the state as a result of the 2010 Ce...

Attacks on Media Coverage of Citizens United's Pivotal Role in Rise of Super PACs Are Misguided and Wrong

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media
Fred Wertheimer

On Jan. 21, 2010, the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case struck down the ban on corporate spending in federal elections and opened Pandora's Bo...

Rise Up Corporations! Don't Hide Behind Super PACs! Democracy Belongs To You!

Murray Hill Inc. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Murray Hill Inc.

Instead of hiding behind Super PACs and campaign committees, why aren't corporations taking the logical next step after Citizens United and running for office themselves?

Supreme Court Rules On Prisoner Miranda Rights

AP | By JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Tuesday investigators don't have to read Miranda rights to inmates during jailhouse interrogations about crimes u...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Justice Robbed | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed at knifepoint last Thursday at his family’s vacation home on the Caribbean island of Nevis, the Asso...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Provides Hint On Potential Same-Sex Marriage Case

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Friday that her predecessors on the high court mistimed the milestone 1973 Roe v....

"Equal Justice Under Law" Should Be More Than Just Words

Stephen Wyse | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Stephen Wyse

Tammy Sutherland believed that a state law that declared 911 calls confidential if they didn't result in criminal charges meant what it said. So she b...

Happy Second Birthday, Citizens United: Now On To Your Terrible Twos

Jessica Levinson | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

I won't wish you many happy returns of the day. I both hope there aren't many more birthdays, and if there are, I trust they won't be happy ones, at least not for democracy.

Court's Decision Will Not Stand the Test of Time and History

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Citizens must and will overcome the damage done to the country by five Supreme Court Justices who valued the right of corporations to influence elections over the right of citizens to be protected from corruption of their government.

Roberts Court: Wreaking Havoc on 2012 Elections

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case is wreaking havoc on the 2012 elections. The Court has opened the door wide to future scandals ...

Supreme Court Rules On Prayer At Public Meeting

AP | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a North Carolina county commission over the mostly Christian prayers offered at the b...

Study Challenges Supreme Court's Image as Defender of Free Speech

The New York Times | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the conventional wisdom goes, is exceptionally supportive of free speech. L...

D.C. Ordered To Pay $1M In Historic Gun Case

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia has been ordered to pay more than $1 million in attorneys' fees as a result of a historic gun case that wa...

A Very Good Day for Human Rights

Leslie Gabel-Brett | Posted 02.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Leslie Gabel-Brett

Just as President Obama released that memo and Secretary Clinton gave that U.N. speech, a federal appeals court in Georgia upheld a ruling that it is unconstitutional for the government to fire a transgender worker because it disapproves of her gender expression.

Scalia, Thomas Dine With Health Care Law Challengers

The Los Angeles Times | James Oliphant | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

The day the Supreme Court gathered behind closed doors to consider the politically divisive question of whether it would hear a challenge to President...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court To Take Up Obama Health Care Law | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an order released on Monday morning, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear more than five hours of oral argument in the chall...

United States v. Jones: D.C. GPS Case To Test Fourth Amendment Rights

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in a District of Columbia case involving police use of a global positioning system...

GOP Base Invokes Clarence Thomas Amid Latest Cain Firestorm

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The lawyer for one of two women who reportedly accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 19...

Health Care Law Case Could Soon Be On Supreme Court Docket

AP | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court could decide as early as Nov. 10 whether to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul this ter...

Mike Sacks

Democrats Try To Overturn Supreme Court's Anti-Consumer Rulings | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not abortion or affirmative action -- or, for that matter, campaign finance -- but a series of recent cases on arbitration has shar...

Arin Greenwood

Challenge To Be Filed On Law Banning Supreme Court Protests | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Over 30 people arrested for protesting the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 plan to file a petit...

Mike Sacks

Justice Kennedy May Swing Case On Strip Searches | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was so much talk of anal cavities at the Supreme Court Wednesday morning that Justice Antonin Scalia asked, "You want us to write ...

Mike Sacks

Justice Ginsburg Left Standing Up For Consumers | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After spending several years clearing a path for corporations to contract away their customers' access to courts generally and class act...

Mike Sacks

Clarence's Questions: The Case Of The Burning Cross | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question at a Supreme Court oral argument since Feb. 22, 2006. Many have commented on the meanin...