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Supreme Court Justices

Putting A Speed Limit On Change

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

Some people are arguing that the movement toward marriage equality is going too quickly. They say that it would be better to go more slowly in granting same-sex couples the right to marry. Should we go slowly in ensuring freedom and equality for all people because it will upset bigots?

God Save This Honorable Court

William D. Blake | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
William D. Blake

I hope my findings will make more Americans aware of how religion shapes a judge's worldview, in a way similar to a judge's race, ethnicity, gender, and past life experiences. However, I hope the next Supreme Court nominee is not subject to a senatorial inquisition over his or her faith.

Supreme Court Justices Sound The Alarm

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Thursday sounded the alarm about the impact of comp...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks Retirement

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

The thought of retirement is on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's mind, she told The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin in an interview for an upco...

Sotomayor Condemns Prosecutor's Racially Charged Remarks

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday condemned racially charged lang...

Scalia Gets Bold Praise From Colleague

AP | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says her colleague Antonin Scalia deserves a lot of credit for getting the high court to divine what l...

Sonia Sotomayor Opens Up In Upcoming Memoir

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.09.2013 | Books

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says in her upcoming memoir that her lifelong battle against diabetes and the fear that she m...

Some Ideas to Limit the 'Supremacy' of the U.S. Supreme Court

Eric Black | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

As I wrap up the judiciary portion of my extended rant about the imperfections in our system, I thought I would list a few of the ideas that have either been suggested or even demonstrated around the world.

Just How Old Are These Guys?

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- The Supreme Court used to be called Nine Old Men. That's nothing compared to the ageless Rolling Stones. The justices on average are the k...

The Supreme Court: The Best Reason to Vote Against Mitt Romney

Lisa McElroy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lisa McElroy

Mitt Romney's intended use of the appointment power to make the court even more conservative is reason enough to vote against him for president.

The Frightening Prospect of a Romney Court

Jamin Raskin | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

A Romney-Ryan-Bork Court would be a dream for the 1% and the far-right, but a nightmare for everyone else in America.

Roberts: Court Isn't 'Liberal Or Conservative'

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

HOUSTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that people shouldn't think the high court's justices make decisions in terms ...

Supreme Court Justices Become 2012 Campaign Issue

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A closely divided Supreme Court. Four justices in their 70s. Presidential candidates with dramatically different views of the ideal high...

Ten Wild and Crazy Facts, a Few Opinions, and One Prediction About the Supreme Court

Eric Segall | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Eric Segall

Every sitting Justice went to either Harvard or Yale Law Schools. This makes the Court the least diverse (really diverse) governmental institution in the United States.

Will Acceptance By The Supreme Court Influence Gay Rights Rulings?

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

* Two major gay-rights disputes are coming before court * Gay clerks and employees now open about orientation * Still, n...

Romney Poses Greatest Danger to the Supreme Court

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The intense fire that Roberts drew from Romney and conservatives for casting the swing vote to uphold the ACA was a stern warning that justices are expected to tow a rigid, conservative line on the court.

Scalia Speaks Out On Supreme Court Discord

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is downplaying reports of discord among the justices following last month's decision to uphold...

It Must be Armageddon

Mike Spradley | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Mike Spradley

June 28 must mark the start of Armageddon, because I agreed with three conservatives.

Two Ways to Make the Supreme Court More Accountable and Democratic

Douglas J. Amy | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Douglas J. Amy

There is growing interest in making the Supreme Court more responsive and accountable to the public. But how could we do that? Basically, there are two reforms that could make it more democratic.

Abolish the Phrase 'Judicial Activist'

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

Calling Justices "judicial activists" is a poor substitute for doing a careful analysis of their opinions and trying to assess whether the decision to overturn a law -- or to let it stand -- was appropriate.

Supreme Court's Approval Rating Only 44 Percent

Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

The American public's faith in government continues to decline. President Barack Obama's job approval rating currently stands at 47 percent, Gallu...

The Supreme Court and Health Care: A Wake-Up Call to Political Reality

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

It is high time that the American voters look behind the wizard's curtain that hides the reality that the judges are making the law to fit their personal political preferences. Once citizens appreciate that reality, they can take the next step.

Constitution Check: Would an Elected Supreme Court Get More Respect?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Among scholars who want the U.S. Supreme Court changed, most want term limits, not elections. The reason seems obvious, given the politics of the day.

Thomas Makes Blunt Assessment Over Colleagues' Style

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Maybe it's Southern courtesy or his introverted nature that keeps him from interrupting attorneys during oral arguments, Supreme Cou...

Let's Talk About Impeaching Supreme Court Justices

Nathan Newman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Nathan Newman

Progressives need to get over their recent attachment to the courts as an institution and recognize that unelected judges have overwhelmingly been the enemy of civil rights and economic justice in this nation.