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SCOTUS Seeks to Avoid Overly Burdening Police, Roommates With Warrant Requirements

Andrew Woodman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

The problem is that the Court sees a warrant as a burden to the police rather than as a protection to the defendant. Civil liberties are about protecting the accused from an overbearing and significantly more powerful police force. So what does this mean?

Supreme Court Makes Big Decision On When Cops Can Enter Your Home

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police may search a home without a warrant when two occupants disagree about allowing officer...

LOOK: Chick-Fil-A President Tweets Controversial Response To Gay Marriage Rulings.. Then Deletes It

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Seems like not much has changed in the world of Chick-fil-A. After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, the restaur...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision: Sends UT-Austin's Race-Conscious Admissions Back For Review | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

By a 7-1 vote on Monday, the Supreme Court told an appeals court that it misinterpreted the justices' precedent when reviewing the University of Texas...

Court Makes Workplace Ruling

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday decided to make it harder for Americans to sue businesses for retaliation and discriminat...

Court Passes On Major Decisions Again

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court did not make major rulings on voting rights, affirmative action or gay marriage Thursday. The court has two days left in June to ...

Court Sides With Obama In Rejecting Appeal

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected a First Amendment challenge by tobacco companies to a 2009 law that restricts how they can market th...

Scalia Denies 'Falling Out' With Roberts

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday he hasn't had a "falling out" with Chief Justice John Roberts over the Supreme Court's landma...

How CNN, Fox News Initially Got It Wrong

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

As the Supreme Court released its ruling on President Obama's landmark Affordable Care Act, media networks scrambled to digest the complicated decisio...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty
Ai-jen Poo

When President Obama was elected, 88 percent of Americans -- including my 87 year-old grandmother -- agreed that we needed to do something to fix our ailing health care system... That's why, for millions of seniors, the Affordable Care Act was a very welcome solution.

Sam Stein

Romney: Individual Mandate 'Is A Tax' | Sam Stein | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Contradicting his own top campaign adviser, Mitt Romney on Wednesday declared that the individual mandate contained in President Barack ...

Women and Girls Win Big With Healthcare Ruling

Emily Moto Murase | Posted 09.02.2012 | San Francisco
Emily Moto Murase

The Affordable Care Act is a giant step in the right direction for healthcare access for women and families. And it allows us at the local level to focus our attention on pressing needs here at home.

It's Not Over 'Til It's... Oh, Screw It, It's Never Over

Chez Pazienza | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

Hungover from all that celebrating in the wake of the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act? Well, with the cold light of a new day, hopefully, comes the realization that this little victory doesn't in any way mean that the battle is over.

The Taxing Power and the ACA: Cravenness Is Not Unconstitutional

Edward D. Kleinbard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Edward D. Kleinbard

The Supreme Court held up the individual mandate of the ACA as a constitutionally valid exercise of Congress's taxing power. The "mandate" is not a requirement that you do anything. Stripped of labels, the only "mandate" is to pay your tax bill.

WATCH: Maddow Feels For CNN, Fox News

Posted 07.01.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow spent a good portion of her MSNBC show on Thursday discussing the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the individual mandate clause withi...

What's Next

Steven J. Corwin, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2012 | New York
Steven J. Corwin, M.D.

The constitutional question is over. Now, hospitals and medical leaders must continue to resolve the issues of access, affordability and quality. A lot has been done but we have more to accomplish and the problems transcend politics.

Affordable Care Act Helps Working Families

Laphonza Butler | Posted 08.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

The Supreme Court's ruling upholds something that we have all known: a person's ability to stay healthy should not be a privilege for the few but a right for all.

PHOTOS: How The Media Covered Obamacare Ruling

Posted 06.28.2012 | Media

The Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision on health care on Thursday, upholding the individual mandate to the surprise of many observers. Th...

Obamacare Predictions Roundup

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

On Thursday, just after 10 a.m., the big moment will finally arrive: The Supreme Court will hand down its ruling on the Affordable Care Act, President...

Jeffrey Young

Supreme Court Holds The Fate Of Millions Of Americans In Its Hands | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

An odyssey that began during the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt and dominated much of President Barack Obama's first term in the White House could conc...

SCOTUS Decision Could Encourage Racial Profiling

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats and Republicans scrambled for election-year gain from the Supreme Court's ruling Monday that threw out key provi...

Local Police Face Questions After SB 1070 Court Ruling

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 08.26.2012 | Latino Voices

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona's police chiefs and county sheriffs hoped a U.S. Supreme Court ruling would settle their long-running debate on what role, if...

Health Care Ruling Looms

AP | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will issue its last opinions on Thursday, with its decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul exp...

Loren Berlin

Citigroup Settlement Tossed: Judge Tells SEC To Get It Together | Loren Berlin | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

In a potentially precedent setting ruling on Monday, a federal judge in New York tossed out a settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commissio...

Laura Gottesdiener

Do California's Prisons Punish Inmates Based On Race? | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The overcrowding in California's state prison system constitutes cruel and unusual treatment, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that focused on...