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In 2014, Still Not Independence Day for Women

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Irene Monroe

America's need to showcase her indomitable spirit of heroism this July 4th celebration arrives mired by the two recent Supreme Court -- both highlighting a "war against women."

Thank You for Your Service, But It's Time to Go Justice Ginsburg

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

If either Ginsburg or Breyer resign this summer we can expect a contentious, drawn out, and divisive confirmation battle. But that is nothing like we are bound to see if they wait until after November when odds are the Republicans will take the Senate.

Slipperiness Behind Aereo Ruling: Solving Riddles of Legislative Intent and Separation of Powers

Clay Calvert | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

Fathoming legislative intent simply is too subjective and too slender of a reed to support such an important decision and to divide the winners from the losers that others have already sorted out.

Terminal City: A Talk with Linda Fairstein

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Linda Fairstein needs no introduction. For more than two decades, this former prosecutor was Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

For the Roberts Court, Facts Are Malleable

Paul Gordon | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

Government advocates have watched with dismay as the Supreme Court has systematically dismantled campaign finance laws, all while making it harder for individual Americans to secure their right to vote. This pattern isn't just the result of the conservative justices' misreading of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court's McCutcheon Decision and the 'Appearance' of Corruption

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

As in Citizens United, five conservative Justices, led by the good ole' "umpire" John Roberts, decided that they know better than the nation's elected representatives whether one individual contributing millions to campaigns and parties creates the "appearance" of corruption. If that's not judicial activism, I don't know what is.

Did A Supreme Court Justice Just Admit To Being An Atheist?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case about the constitutionality of a New York town's practice of beginning local legislative me...

Scalia Mocks Argument In Testy Hearing

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

(Repeats with no change in content) By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - When the U.S. Supreme Court talks ab...

WATCH: The Rule Of Law On The Move: Challenges And Disasters

The Aspen Institute | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm EST On Tuesday, July 2, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman interviews Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on the latest sess...

Supreme Court Justice Released From Hospital

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been released from a Washington hospital, two days after undergoing surgery for injuries suffer...

Justice Has Shoulder Surgery After Bike Accident

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is in a Washington hospital after shoulder replacement surgery following a bicycle accident. Court...

Ryan Grim

Obama Administration Argument In Marriage Equality Case Confuses Justices

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, which made its own argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, offered a line of reasoning that was just...

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.

Mike Sacks

Justices Strike Down Life Without Parole For Teens Convicted Of Murder

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday abolished the imposition of mandatory sentences of life without parole for all juveniles convicted of murder...

Supreme Court Justice A Victim Of Crime Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

People apparently like to steal things from Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Breyer's Georgetown ho...

Supreme Court Justice's Silver Stolen

Posted 05.18.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's home in Georgetown was robbed earlier this month, according to The Washington Post:...[T]he burgl...

2 Justices Could Be Key In Health Care Law Case

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The fate of President Barack Obama's health care law appears to rest precariously in the hands of two justices. After three days o...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Takes On Life-Without-Parole Sentence For Teens Convicted Of Murder

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2005, the Supreme Court banned the death penalty for minors no matter how heinous the crime. In 2010, the justices drew the same line...

Mugging in Paradise

Ed Koch | Posted 04.23.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Today, crime no longer the number one issue on people's minds, pressure has been building to reduce sentences and eliminate mandatory minimums imposed for many violent crimes.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Justice Robbed

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Mike Sacks

Warrantless GPS Tracking Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The installation of a GPS tracking device onto a suspect's car constitutes a search -- and therefore could require a warrant -- the Supr...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Fusses Over Indecent TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "There's a bare buttock there, and there's a bare buttock here," said Seth Waxman, pointing up to the historical and mythical figures th...

Supreme Court Justice Wades Into Ethics Debate

AP | By JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer waded into a recent debate over ethics on the nation's highest court Saturday, defending the way he...

Mike Sacks

Justice Kennedy Hints At Change Of Heart In Sixth Amendment Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday morning, Justice Anthony Kennedy turned a constitutional inquiry he once derided as "formalistic and wooden" into one of his ...

Mike Sacks

What 'Citizens United' And A Case Tuesday Have In Common

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy doesn't always cast the decisive swing vote. He too can be found in dissent, aggressively lobbying the law to tu...