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Debtor's Prisons in Kentucky and Other Horrors of the Justice System

Don McNay | Posted 10.14.2014 | Crime
Don McNay

What is going on in Kentucky is apparently going on in various pockets of the nation. It has to stop because it is wrong. It also has to stop unless the rulings of the Supreme Court mean nothing to people charged with upholding them.

Justices Silent Over Execution Drug Secrecy

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one on the Supreme Court objected publicly when the justices voted to let Arizona proceed with the execution of Joseph Wood, wh...

Marriage Equality, But What About Divorce?

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I was with my wife for nearly 10 years before we were married the first time, we had two kids, and I never considered a prenuptial agreement, because I thought it would be forever.

Affirmative Action and My Attachment to the Rainbow

Emily Dievendorf | Posted 06.22.2014 | Detroit
Emily Dievendorf

Affirmative action has helped to provide the diversity that provided truth, even if not perfectly. Until we had a more perfect route to telling the truth of who we are and who we could be as a nation we needed to have something else in place.

No Equitable Tolling in Hague Abduction Convention

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

There are several exceptions to this near-automatic return of a child to her country of habitual residence.

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...

How The DOMA Decision Affects Divorcing LGBT Couples

Frederick Hertz | Posted 09.16.2013 | Divorce
Frederick Hertz

The recent rulings by the United States Supreme Court on same-sex marriage have generated a fair amount of comment, by lawyers, gay activists, and social commentators. Ironic as it may seem, some of the greatest impact of these decisions will emerge in the parallel universe of marriage, i.e. divorce.

Now We Are Stealing American Spouses Too

Prerna Lal | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Prerna Lal

The Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 3 of DOMA as unconstitutional comes as a boon for so many same-sex, bi-national couples similarly situated, who have been separated and borne the brunt of discriminatory immigration laws for far too long.

Hope Will Never Be Silent

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

I remain hopeful that further progressive change is not far beyond our reach. Let us celebrate today but continue to fight for a brighter tomorrow. Do not lose sight of the struggles for equality and justice that persist. We will bring light to places still living in fear, hate, and ignorance.

Gay Rights Spotlight Shifts Back To Obama

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text) * Activists want executive order on federal contracts * White House prefers push for l...

Forgetting the Supreme Court: A Safari Through Kenya

Lisa McElroy | Posted 05.27.2013 | Travel
Lisa McElroy

It was the first time in many years that I had failed to be on my computer at the very moment that a major Court event had occurred. The students and professors and bloggers and journalists with whom I worked had been worried about me. Why wasn't I online? Because, I was in Kenya.

Alito Takes On Critics

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is defending the court's 2010 decision in the Citizens United case that helped fuel hundreds of ...

Another Supreme Court Term Kicks Off Monday

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court's liberals in...

High Stakes For Those With HIV As Supreme Court Considers Health Care Law

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — For many HIV-positive Americans, and those who advocate on their behalf, these are days of anxious waiting as the Supreme Court ponde...

Mike Sacks

Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law Arriving At Supreme Court This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the federal government's challenge to the Grand Canyon state's contro...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court OKs Suspicionless Strip Searches For New Jail Inmates

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday decided that jails may perform suspicionless strip searches on new inmates regardless of the gravity of thei...

Congress Gets Rough Treatment At Supreme Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court left little doubt during last week's marathon arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that i...

WATCH: Supreme Court Health Reform Case Questions -- And Answers

Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act finally come to the Supreme Court on Monday, when the public will learn for the first time what the justic...

Mike Sacks

WATCH: What Happens To Health Care Loser In Supreme Court?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act have spent more than two years battling in federal courts and for public opinion over the constitu...

Jeffrey Young

The Supreme Court Can't Kill All of Health Care Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

Health care reform can't be stopped by the Supreme Court. Next week the high court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable ...

Mike Sacks

Health Care Case Reaches Supreme Court: Courting the Conservatives (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

With the U.S. Supreme Court's four-justice liberal bloc widely expected to uphold the individual mandate in the health care case it will hear next wee...

Mike Sacks

'New And Dangerous Power': Supreme Court To Judge Health Care Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday next week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's "individual mandate," which re...

Mike Sacks

WATCH: As Supreme Court Considers Challenge To Health Care Law, What's At Stake?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Two years after the president signed the Affordable Care Act, the justices of the Supreme Court are poised to weigh in with their opinions about the f...

Supreme Court Looking At NY Rent Control

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.05.2012 | New York

Do you still think it's totally unfair that that West Village dude pays $331.76 a month for that beautiful four-bedroom apartment? Well, it turns out ...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Backs Away From Texas Firestorm

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Time and timing was of the essence Monday afternoon during Supreme Court oral argument over which legislative maps Texas may use in its ...