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Conservative U.S. Justices Prepared To Deliver Blow To Unions

A ruling allowing non-union workers to stop paying “agency fees” equivalent to union dues, could strip public sector unions of millions of dollars.

January 11, 2016

Get Government Out Of Marriage Altogether

What is it about this thing called marriage that justifies a grab bag of legal benefits?

July 28, 2015
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Why The GOP Has The First Amendment Upside Down

When it comes to gay marriage, millions of aggrieved GOP voters appear to have gotten the First Amendment upside-down.

July 1, 2015

Supreme Court Hands Down Landmark Ruling For Marriage Equality

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of plaintiffs, LGBT activists, and marriage equality throughout the nation Friday morning.

June 26, 2015

Antonin Scalia Defeated — By Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia did not simply lose today’s key ruling on the federal health insurance subsidies for the Affordable Care Act — he had his own previous arguments turned against him.

June 25, 2015

Obamacare Subsidies Upheld By Supreme Court Ruling

The highest court handed down a ruling upholding one of the crucial tenets of Obamacare.

June 25, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Hears First Argument In Landmark Gay Rights Case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday morning in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which links together four cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in states that do not recognize the right of gay couples to marry.

April 28, 2015

Toxic Law: How Corporate Power And ‘Religious Freedom’ Threaten Democracy

Corporations are valuable and useful vehicles for creating wealth. But they are not and never should be political and religious actors.

April 4, 2015

Challenge To Affordable Care Act Hinges On 4 Words In Isolation, Not The Full Law

Is John Roberts too good a lawyer to kill Obamacare?

March 2, 2015

Judging The Supreme Court

How the Supreme Court got so broken — and how we can fix it.

January 5, 2015

How To Make The Supreme Court More Accountable

It’s time to reel in America’s most powerful, least accountable public institution.

December 3, 2014

Cartoon: A Toast To Justice Ginsburg’s Health

The conservative justices drink to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health.

December 1, 2014

Boehner’s Lawsuit Is Betrayal Of Congress

House Republicans are committing institutional treason.

November 21, 2014

The Best Part Of Being A Justice

Roberts, Scalia, and Thomas have it good.

October 23, 2014

Supreme Court Conservatives Are Playing A Long Game

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writing opinions that move the law in small but steady steps in a conservative direction. At first glance, many of its decisions appear modest, […]

July 7, 2014

Former FEC Chairman: McCutcheon An ‘Open Invitation To Corruption’

Few Washington operatives know the ins and outs of election and finance laws as well as the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, Trevor Potter. Now at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit he founded, he has continued the fight for campaign finance reform by tracking legal cases related to the issue at all […]

April 7, 2014

Supreme Oligarchy

WASHINGTON — An oligarchy, Webster’s dictionary tells us, is “a form of government in which the ruling power belongs to a few persons.” It’s a shame that the Republican majority on the Supreme Court doesn’t know the difference between an oligarchy and a democratic republic. Yes, I said “the Republican majority,” violating a nicety based […]

April 7, 2014

U.S. Court Removes Limits On Overall Campaign Donations

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday removed the overall limit on contributions a donor can make to political candidates or campaign committees, in a rebuff to President Barack Obama. But the top court, in a ruling read by Chief Justice John Roberts, retained limits on the amount of money an individual donor […]

April 2, 2014