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February 21st, 2016 - 11:38 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Advise and consent

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February 13th, 2016 - 3:18 pm § in Politics

TWO VIEWS: Justice Scalia is dead!!! Who’s next?

Two Views: ROGER RABBIT: The world just changed. Justice Antonin Scalia has died. I wonder if Republicans will claim the Clintons murdered him? I haven’t checked Drudge yet. President Obama now has the opportunity to switch the Supreme Court majority from conservative to liberal if he can get [...]

November 13th, 2015 - 10:50 pm § in Misc.

Abortion returns to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today it will hear a case involving a restrictive Texas abortion law, which women’s advocates fear may portend reversal of Roe v. Wade.┬áThis is the law that Wendy Davis, then a Democratic state senator, and later a defeated candidate for Texas governor, famous[...]

July 1st, 2015 - 11:01 pm § in Politics

Supreme Court draws a bead on public sector unions

Public-sector unions are the last bastion of America’s union movement that was born of the labor exploitation and abuses of the 19th century. Domestic manufacturing’s decline has contributed to a drastic drop in private-sector union membership — and with it, middle-class prosperity[...]

June 26th, 2015 - 9:31 am § in Politics

Supreme Court rules gay marriage is a constitutional right

It has taken the Supreme Court 150 years to figure out that “equal” means “equal,” and discrimination isn’t equality. What took them so long? But better late than never. The theocrats and states’ righters are pissing and moaning about it. They don’t like thi[...]

June 25th, 2015 - 9:34 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Scalia flunks first-year law school quiz

“The case hinged on the court’s reading of one line in the Affordable Care Act. Section 1311 of the law says the federal government will give subsidies to eligible consumers who buy insurance from an exchange ‘established by the State.’ The plaintiffs argued that, consequentl[...]

June 21st, 2015 - 9:08 pm § in Uncategorized

Clarence Thomas was deciding vote against Confederate license plates

Clarence Thomas is one of the Supreme Court’s most conservative justices, but he’s also a black who grew up in the South’s bitter racial culture, so it’s hardly shocking that he voted for his own people in last week’s 5-4 ruling upholding Texas’ refusal to issue C[...]

June 21st, 2015 - 10:14 am § in Politics

Supreme Court: Agent or enemy of social change?

Answer: It’s ambiguous. Sometimes the Supreme Court goes one way, sometimes the other way. Its justices often “comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted,” writes Ian Millhiser, a think-tank scholar. Which isn’t surprising, considering that until recently all of the Co[...]

June 20th, 2015 - 9:19 am § in Politics

Why Obamacare will win again in the Supreme Court

When the Supreme Court issues its much-awaited King v. Burwell decision this month, possibly as soon as Monday, conservatives hoping to kill off Obamacare will lose again because Chief Justice Roberts, who holds the swing vote, is staunchly pro-business, and huge business interests are at stake in t[...]