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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, ...

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."

Republicans Are Stripping Away Rights That Others Fought So Hard to Obtain

Mark Baer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

Since the Supreme Court issued its decision, many people have suggested boycotting Hobby Lobby and other such businesses. While I support such a decision, it misses the bigger issue.

Here's One Issue The Supreme Court Justices Can Agree On

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ru...

Fault Lines Re-emerge In Supreme Court At End Of Term

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - Sometimes there is no middle ground. Through much of the U.S. Supreme ...

Supreme Court's Lack of Religious Diversity

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since religion is a big part of the worldview of any adherent, it doesn't seem too much to ask that future presidents at least consider a wider range of religious diversity when considering equally-acceptable candidates to the highest court in the land.

A Camera in the Court

Josh Lipsky | Posted 06.02.2014 | Media
Josh Lipsky

Unlike Congress or the White House, no cameras are allowed inside the Supreme Court. Every few years C-SPAN dutifully submits a request to the Chief Justice for access and every few years that request is summarily dismissed.

Law Schools That Produced The Most Supreme Court Justices

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.08.2014 | College

Which law schools count the most alumni as members of the U.S. Supreme Court? No surprise Harvard University is the top school, followed by Yale an...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Paul Stevens Says Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sought His Advice On Retirement

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Sunday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought his advice on when she should retire,...

Politics, the Constitution and the Roberts Court

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The "conservative" justices on the Roberts Court are often passionately restrained in their interpretation of the Constitution in precisely the cases in which a more muscular form of judicial review is most appropriate -- those involving discrimination against African Americans, women, Hispanics, religious dissenters, gays and lesbians, persons accused of crime, and denial of the right to vote to minorities and the poor. In these cases, our contemporary "conservative" justices often err on the side of upholding laws that even Philip Kurland would have found unconstitutional. This is, in my view, a sad state of affairs.

Supreme Court Orders Fresh Look At Gun Conviction

AP | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says defendants have to know in advance that their accomplices would use or carry a gun while committing a crime...

Supreme Court: Whistleblower Protections Extend To Some Private Firm Employees

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that employees at private firms that contract with publicly traded companies...

Kagan Celebrates Ruth Bader Ginsburg

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "has done as much as anyone in the last 40 years" to make the country more just and e...

Supreme Court Justice Describes Navigating New Worlds

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who grew up poor in New York City, described Monday how she navigated new worlds of I...

High Court Weighs Gun Law

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a person legally buy a gun for another out-of-state person while telling a gun dealer the weapon is for himself? The Supreme C...

High Court Sympathetic To Difficult Case

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court lent a sympathetic ear Wednesday to a victim of child pornography who wants the court to make it easier for vict...

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical About Obama Labor Board Appointments

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

(Adds White House, Senator McConnell reaction and context, paragraphs 6-11) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reut...

Supreme Court Justices Getting Unusual Gift

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

They are some of the rarest bobblehead dolls ever produced. They're released erratically. They're given away for free, not sold. And if you get a cert...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Throws Cold Water On Retirement Requests

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

RESTON, Va. (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says Supreme Court justices should work as long as they can and shouldn't manipulate their retirement...

Supreme Court Justices To Look At Claims Over Bush-Era Protest

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to consider dismissing free-speech claims against two Secret Service agents for their role in a 2004 ...

Justices 'Flabbergasted' By Law

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — An illicit love triangle that ended with a woman poisoning her pregnant rival spawned a debate over chemical weapons...

John Roberts Is Chief Phrasemaker In Supreme Court Affirmative Action Case

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - As U.S. chief justice, John Roberts has sought to rein in laws he insists have gone to...

46 Years Ago: Thurgood Marshall Sworn In Becoming First African American Supreme Court Justice

Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn into the United States Supreme Court, making him the first African American to hold one of the presti...

Ginsburg Isn't Going Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will serve the court until her body slows and her mind quits, she said in an interview with Public Radio Int...

Biden Thinks Napolitano Deserves Big Honor

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Janet Napolitano? Vice President Joe Biden says outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano deserv...