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SCOTUS Decision on Health Care Law–Was it Really a Victory?new

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts only said that he found the individual mandate was not supported by the Commerce Clause of the Constitution—since people would be taxed for not engaging in commerce.
Random Lengths News  |  Paul Rosenberg  |  07-02-2012  |  Policy Issues

After Massachusetts, What Will Democrats Do?new

Republicans and conservatives are ecstatic that Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy's seat in the Senate and that the Supreme Court has put the fix in on elections. I'm troubled by both. But I'm also troubled by Democrats who don't seem to know what they want, and who are in a panic over Scott Brown's victory.
City Newspaper  |  Mary Anna Towler  |  02-02-2010  |  Commentary

What the Supreme Court's Decision Means For Younew

Citizens United should not be seen as the death knell of campaign finance reform. Indeed, this decision is so unprecedented and far-reaching that it could be the catalyst that prompts elected officials to start taking money-in-politics reform more seriously.
INDY Week  |  Chase Foster  |  01-28-2010  |  Commentary

Supreme Court Ruling Could Influence Connecticut Campaign Lawnew

The new U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning federal bans on corporate political spending is creating a firestorm of protest, and disagreements here in Connecticut about how it might impact legal challenges to this state's landmark public campaign financing program.
New Haven Advocate  |  Gregory B. Hladky  |  01-26-2010  |  Politics

Cartoon: Corporate Personhoodnew

Corporations are asking the US Supreme Court to declare them persons, with the same civil rights as people. What if they get their way?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-13-2009  |  Cartoons

The Ghost of Bush: How Dubya's Court Can Undo Democracynew

Make no mistake about it. The Supreme Court is the ticking time bomb Dubya left in the executive bedroom. And it's about to blow.
Artvoice  |  Michael I. Niman  |  09-18-2009  |  Commentary

What We Missed in the Sotomayor Hearingsnew

The media hyped the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings as the must-see event of the summer, but they proved to be underwhelming at best. The hearings were also disappointing for their failure to spur discussion on three topics that were important for the country to hear, weigh and digest.
Random Lengths News  |  Bobby Grace, Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.  |  08-03-2009  |  Commentary

Hypocrisy 101: The Vetting of Judge Sonia Sotomayornew

Does Republican US Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have cotton in his brains? I was listening to the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor and was gobsmacked to hear Graham's "lecture" about the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Ellen Snortland  |  07-27-2009  |  Commentary

The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether to Reconsider the Conviction of the Cuban Fivenew

Miami is on trial this month. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide June 15 whether we are scum-sucking Cuba haters.
Miami New Times  |  Chuck Strouse  |  06-08-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Supreme Court Watch: FOX to FCC -- WTF?new

In the case before the Court on Election Day, FCC v. Fox Television Stations, five different networks stood up to the Federal Communications Commission, whose tightening of profanity regulations in recent years has been compared to "a Victorian crusade" by former officials of the FCC itself.
San Antonio Current  |  Martha B. Lackritz  |  11-14-2008  |  Media

The Robes Are On and the Gloves Are Off at the Supreme Courtnew

This week, the justices of the Supreme Court don their robes and reclaim their seats on the bench to open the Court's fall session. The first week alone promises enough controversy and mayhem to rival any TV late-night lineup.
San Antonio Current  |  Martha Lackritz  |  10-08-2008  |  Politics

WMC Already Collecting Dividends from Buying the State Courtnew

The state Supreme Court, state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the big business lobby Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) handed Wisconsin residents a $350 million tax hike—and gave corporations a new tax break.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  07-18-2008  |  Business & Labor

A Right-Leaning Supreme Court Would be Pushed Further Right by McCainnew

Of the moderate four justices, three are thought likely to leave the court in the next few years. John McCain has said that if he wins, he'll appoint judges in the mold of Roberts and Alito. That means we could have a hard right, 7-2 majority on the Supreme Court by 2011 or earlier. How would that make you feel?
Metro Times  |  Jack Lessenberry  |  07-08-2008  |  Commentary

Commie Girl: Happy Birthday U.S.A.!new

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, masters of evil John Yoo and David Addington pop back up, like Jason or a platter of undercooked pork, to tell the U.S. Congress how much they'd really like to take that water and pour it over your blindfolded and Saran-wrapped face.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Rebecca Schoenkopf  |  07-07-2008  |  Commentary

With His Gun-Case Majority Opinion, Scalia Proved He's a Fraudnew

This man who claims to have studied the Constitution his entire life and to have dedicated his professional career to upholding the document exactly as it was written has, through some of the clumsiest legal verbiage ever put down on paper, shown his true stripe, that of an opportunist laying in wait.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tom Danehy  |  07-03-2008  |  Crime & Justice

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