| Jun 27, 2013
For people wondering why the U.S. Supreme Court refused to decide the issues in the appeal of California's Proposition 8 case (Hollingsworth vs. Perry), here is a summary in lay person's terms.
1) Article III of the U.S. Constitution allows federal...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:49 AM
One of the most annoying habits of some of my liberal friends is their casual derogation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Thomas is derided not just as an extremist, which is true when you plot the legal philosophies of the justices along a...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:48 PM
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down a law that defined marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one woman. But what part of the Constitution did Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act violate? It’s surprisingly...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:18 PM
WASHINGTON -- Not all the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court were in agreement with the decision Friday that will force California to remove more than 9,000 inmates from its overcrowded prisons by the end of the year.
Though the court’s...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Currently, all federal judges are required to obey a Code of Conduct for United States Judges. There's just one exception: the Supremes.
For Supreme Court justices, following the code of conduct is voluntary. Or, as Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. put...
| Jul 6, 2013
Re "Supreme justice," Opinion, June 30
Michael J. Klarman states that "none of the [U.S. Supreme Court] justices takes a consistent position on whether important social and political controversies ought to be resolved through democratic decision-making....
| Jun 28, 2013
Re "Justices rein in Voting Rights Act," June 26
The decision to effectively invalidate the Voting Rights Act is the Roberts court's most hypocritical ruling.
The Supreme Court's conservative justices have said that nine unelected judges should not...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:56 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court handed down a surprisingly tentative decision on affirmative action Monday, saying universities may adopt admissions policies that consider a student’s race only if they can show it is necessary to achieve...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Americans who are badly hurt by a generic drug may not sue the drug maker for compensation, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, giving manufacturers a shield from liability for the medications taken most commonly in this country.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:10 PM
I have read that there were gasps in the Supreme Court during arguments last February when Justice Antonin Scalia described the 1965 Voting Rights Act, one of the great achievements of the Civil Rights era, as a “racial entitlement.”
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Monday marks the 42nd anniversary of the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, which says: “The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any...