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Father Of Dead Marine Ordered To Pay Legal Fees Of Westobro Baptist Church Protesters

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Newsmax reports that Bill O'Reilly will pick up the tab for the legal fees, calling the situation an outrage: That is an outrage," he said. "I will...

The next justice

Richard Albert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Albert

President Barack Obama's next nomination to the Supreme Court, his second in as many years, may come as early as this spring, followed shortly by Sena...

Supreme Court Justices Breyer And Scalia Explain Their Opposing Views

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia tends to see things as black or white. Justice Stephen Breyer sees a lot more gray. When contentious decisi...

First Corporate Campaign Ads Appear After Supreme Court's Citizens United Decision

The Huffington Post | Michael Falcone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Texas company recently took out a political ad in several local newspapers, making it one of the first corporations to do so in the wake of a landma...

On Campus, "Tolerance" And Faith Collide | Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Should a student religious group at a public university be allowed to bar a certain group of students from membership -- gay students, to be precise -...

Promoting Work Life Balance in the Public Square

David Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Gray

Those who care about lexibility in the workplace should involve, ask and learn from successful conservative women with thriving careers and larger than average families.

Sandra Day O'Connor Talks Civics In Chicago

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With more Americans able to name the judges on "American Idol" than those of the nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, retired Justice Sandra Day O...

A History of Jewish Appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court

Steven L. Pease | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven L. Pease

Since Louis Brandeis was the 67th Supreme Court justice named court's history, one might argue it was not really statistically overdue -- Jews did not represent even 2.2 percent of the population until 1910.

Break Up the Harvard/Yale Monopoly on the Supreme Court

Susie Hoeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susie Hoeller

As part of the "advise and consent" power, the Senate could require that nominees be selected on a rotating basis from each of the twelve federal judicial circuits.

No More Life Without Parole - It's About Time

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Reginald Dwayne Betts My story was in...

Supreme Court Bans Life Sentences Without Parole For Some Teen Criminals

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole if they haven't killed anyone. B...

Restoring Democracy After Citizens United

Daniel J. H. Greenwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel J. H. Greenwood

All that's required to fix the United Citizens decision is a statute that demands that politically active corporations be what Justice Kennedy myth claims they are: associations of citizens.

The San Francisco Marriage Case, Part Two: The Supreme Court

Matt Coles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Coles

2013 may seem like a long way off to the folks who brought the San Francisco marriage case. But in terms of making the kind of progress that might help us win at the Supreme Court, it's tomorrow.

The New Normal

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

The nomination of Elena Kagan to replace John Paul Stevens as a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court is historic. The great thing about a historic first is that it begins the process of transforming what came before into an outdated anachronism.

Hey, Union-Busters: We'll Give You a Supermajority

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's great that Sen. Johnny Isakson and his fellow conservative Republicans in the U.S. Senate now back the supermajority concept that the Employee Free Choice Act achieves through "card check."

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S WOMEN: The Tale of Elena Kagan's Nomination

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelle Kraus

The tale of Elena Kagan's nomination to the highest court of this nation reveals the under belly of prejudice in this country against women. The very ...

Elena Kagan: Getting to Know Her Through the Loss of Her Parents

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

We've already learned that Elena Kagan is a remarkable woman with outstanding professional credentials. Something else, however, may be even more revealing about her character.

Bank Of America To Publish Political Donations

Wall Street Journal | By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL and DAN FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu has scored a coup in an ongoing national effort to increase corporate transparency after the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Thieves Take Controversial Mojave Desert Cross

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A cross erected on a remote Mojave Desert outcropping to honor American war dead has been stolen less than two weeks after the U.S...

The San Francisco Marriage Case, Part One: Possible Outcomes

Matt Coles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Coles

Several people have asked me questions recently about the marriage case in federal court in San Francisco (the case brought by Ted Olson and David Boi...

Will Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Experience Sexist Attacks?

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I would bet dollars to donuts that Kagan will be raked over the coals and accused of lacking experience -- simply because she's a woman.

John Roberts: Scene At Obama's State Of Union Was 'Very Troubling'

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the scene at President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address was "very...

Student PIRGs In Naive, Pointless Effort to Thwart Corporate Persons

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

A new video contest sponsored by Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups) is seeking entries that "show Congress that corporate persons should ...

Chicago Handgun Ban: Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In McDonald v. Chicago Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

**HuffPost Chicago has a reporter covering this case in Washington. Check back for updates as arguments begin.** Chicago's longstanding ban on handgu...

USA's Open Season on Chemical Dumping

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

With so much progress over the last 50 years, who'd have thought we may soon be reliving the fictional life of young Lucy Lynch in mid-20th century Thomaston. I am filled with nostalgia at the thought.