• Tempers Fraying on Supreme Court

    Things haven’t been this snippy between the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative and liberal factions since the December 2000 ruling that gave George W. Bush the presidency. The conservatives are impatient with the pace of rightward change, while...

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  • Reform The Supreme Court, Says Yale Law Professor

    Ordinary citizens are increasingly mistrustful of the Supreme Court. They view it as more partisan and political than judicial. Yale law Professor Bruce Ackerman thinks he has a solution to this problem in the form of some...

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  • Supreme Court Will Severely Restrict Abortion – With Or Without Kavanaugh

    In the only case Brett Kavanaugh decided involving abortion, he vacated an order directing that a young woman who found out she was pregnant while in government custody be allowed to access abortion. A federal court had...

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  • Kavanaugh’s Views Alarm the Far Right

    Democrats fret that a Justice Kavanaugh on the high court means the death knell for a number of progressive agendas – meaningful legislation to address climate change; efforts to help low-paid workers and labor in general make...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Saved By the Whistle

    Last February the U.S. Supreme Court threw out an anti-retaliation suit brought by a former employee who was fired after reporting alleged securities violations. The Court ruled that because the employee reported the wrongdoing internally instead of...

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  • Justice Thomas Wants To Abolish Exclusionary Rule

    According to an opinion by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the most important legal rule that protects Americans from illegal searches by police has no historical basis and the Supreme Court no authority to require states to...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Supreme Court Deals Blow To Workers’ Rights

    In a five to four decision, with Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch tipping the balance, the Supreme Court ruled that employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. The...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Scalia Must Be Turning In His Grave

    Justice Antonin Scalia’s three-decade tenure on the Supreme Court left very little imprint on the law in terms of majority opinions that bear his name. His admirers point to the influence of his insistence on originalism in...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • SCOTUS Nominee Continues Prepping Despite Senate Blockade

    Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, is continuing to prepare as though the Senate will hold hearings, despite many Republican vows to stave off any actions until a new...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Supreme Court Finances Remain Under Wraps

    For the first time since John Roberts was appointed Chief Justice in 2005, the Supreme Court may adjourn for the summer without releasing their annual financial reports. The Administrative Office of U.S. Courts claims the reports are...

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