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Why Is the US Supreme Court Afraid of TV Cameras?

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Dean Obeidallah

The United States Supreme Court -- the highest court in the land -- one of the most powerful institutions in the world -- is afraid of something most of us would relish: being on television.

May the Supreme Court Declare Actions Unconstitutional?

Brad Reid | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Brad Reid

Whatever the Supreme Court decides in the current health care cases will be controversial. The resulting commentary concerning the Supreme Court's powers will doubtless sound familiar.

'Government Is Always Violating Your Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Monday in the case challenging President Barack Obama's health care reform law. HuffPost's ...

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum Says Mitt Romney Can't Get Rid Of Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum stepped squarely into the national debate over President Obama's health care law on Monday, traveling to the steps of the ...

House Boat Case Goes To U.S. Supreme Court

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 03.25.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Court documents refer to it as "that certain unnamed gray, two-story vessel approximately 57 feet in length." To Fane Lozman, it was a floati...

Babies in the New Economy

S. Lochlann Jain | Posted 05.23.2012 | Comedy
S. Lochlann Jain

Want to make some extra cash in a depressed economy? All you may need is a young terminally ill man and a good dose of American entrepreneurial spirit.

John Celock

States Delay Insurance Exchanges, Hoping Supreme Court Strikes Down Health Care Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's lieutenant governors were advised to focus on the quality of health care delivery, along with potential insurance challenge...

SCOTUS and Health Care Reform: We Are Arguing Over the Wrong Things

David M. Walker | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
David M. Walker

Instead of a health care system, we have a "sick-care" system that provides perverse incentives and inadequate accountability. This misaligned incentive system encourages costly and sometimes unnecessary procedures that drive up our health care bill, and can even harm patients.

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...

High Stakes For Latinos Amid Record Breaking Hearing

Posted 03.22.2012 | Latino Voices

As the health care debate approaches, a record has fallen amid the constant political bickering and impending oral arguments for and against the Patie...

Mike Sacks

Cheney Case Gets Day In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared to line up, more or less, against a man arguing that Secret Service agents violated his First Am...

Mike Sacks

Absurdly Bad Plea Bargain Advice Violates Constitution, Supreme Court Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defendants who receive deficient or absurdly bad plea bargaining advice from their lawyers have had their constitutional rights violated...

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...

The Rule of Law on the Line

Kathie McClure | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Kathie McClure

The United States Supreme Court has given an implicit "thumbs down" to television coverage of next week's three days of oral argument on the legal challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court Has Multiple Options On Health Care Ruling

AP | MARK SHERMAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has several options in ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, from upholding the law to strikin...

Is It Just Another Tuesday?

Sonja Sohn | Posted 05.20.2012 | Crime
Sonja Sohn

Today the Supreme Court hears the cases of two young men who were sentenced to die in prison as 14-year-old children. The Court should find that young people sentenced to life without parole as children cannot be deemed beyond hope of rehabilitation. Kids can, and do, change.

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...

Fate Of Health Care Reform In Hands Of Few

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Here's a thought that can't comfort President Barack Obama: The fate of his health care overhaul rests with four Republican-appoint...

Mike Sacks

Why Supreme Court Conservative Majority Doesn't Mean Health Reform Smackdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court will not overturn health care reform. At least if the five-justice conservative majority that brought the country Citizens United an...

Voters on Tilt

Annie Duke | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Annie Duke

Whenever a voter casts their vote for a candidate that will hurt their economic interests just because they are pro-life or anti-gay marriage they are on tilt -- just as if they lost some really ugly hand at the poker table.

Constitution Check: Did the Supreme Court Give Us Super PACs?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

In the midst of a lively political campaign, with big spending a big issue, even the media can get the Constitution wrong. There is a link, but it is only indirect, between the Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and the rise of super PACs.

It's Not Just Citizens United

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

For those who think that our election system is fundamentally on the wrong track, the only option is to amend the Constitution to allow Congress and the States to do what is necessary to restore some level of sanity to campaign finance rules.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Expands Corporate Human Rights Case, Avoids Corporate Liability Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Monday afternoon took the unusual action of ordering reargument in the case heard last week that has been brought against a multi...

President Obama: Render Unto God the Things that Are God's

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 05.03.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Jesus is often quoted for his saying to "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's." The rest of the quote could be a message to the Obama Administration: "Render unto God the things that are God's."