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  • Supreme Court shuts its (front) door as security claims another symbol of democracy (text of Breyer dissent)

     
    It was the last symbol of a free society. Now it is the latest victim of terrorist threats. For generations, Americans looking to the U.S. Supreme Court as their last judicial appeal could climb the 44 marble steps leading to......
  • How Elena Kagan lost a key campaign finance case

     
    In her debut as solicitor general for the Obama administration, Solicitor General Elena Kagan lost the first big case on the docket. On a 5-4 vote in January, the Supreme Court overturned 100 years of jurisprudence that had banned corporate......
  • A question for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan

     
    "Good morning, Solicitor General Kagan. Before we begin this hearing's inquiry into your substantive judicial views, I'd like to begin with another important question. It's about the genuine power of meaningful symbolism. "Eight days ago, the front...
  • Laurence Fishburne has found a joy supreme

    Laurence Fishburne has found a joy supreme
    The first thing you notice is the assured bearing and the deep, authoritative voice (this guy did play Morpheus, after all). Then the judicious observations, the strategic dropping of a timely anecdote, the eyes that calmly take your measure, like a...
  • Audio: 10 moments from the Supreme Court debate on healthcare

    Audio: 10 moments from the Supreme Court debate on healthcare
    WASHINGTON -- Solicitor Gen. Donald Verrilli Jr., representing the government, makes his opening statement, arguing that insurance has become the predominant way that Americans pay for healthcare. But Verrilli argues the system is broken because people...
  • Was Ted Kennedy right about Scotus?

    So was Ted Kennedy right after all? A year ago, the liberal lion in winter wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post in which he accused Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. of having misled the Senate (but not,...
  • Michelle Triola Marvin dies at 75; her legal fight with ex-lover Lee Marvin added 'palimony' to the language

    Michelle Triola Marvin dies at 75; her legal fight with ex-lover Lee Marvin added 'palimony' to the language
    Michelle Triola Marvin, a former nightclub singer whose claims as the onetime live-in girlfriend of actor Lee Marvin led to a landmark ruling that established the legal concept of palimony, has died. She was 75. Marvin, who had fought lung cancer for the...
  • A U-turn on abortion

    THE U.S. SUPREME Court on Wednesday executed an unconscionable U-turn on abortion, upholding a restrictive federal law that is virtually indistinguishable from a Nebraska statute it struck down only seven years ago. For all his paeans to precedent during...
  • The Supreme Court's habeas hearing

    Afew months after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. government transported almost 700 suspected terrorists who had been captured abroad to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, where the Bush administration assumed -- wrongly -- that they would have no...
  • The 5-4 court

    WHEN THE Supreme Court in its 2005-06 term handed down unanimous decisions on two controversial subjects — abortion and campaign finance — it seemed possible that newly seated Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., an exponent of "judicial...
  • The wrong lesson

    ON THE SAME DAY it expanded free speech in the political process, the Supreme Court needlessly narrowed it in the nation's public schools. In upholding the suspension of an Alaska high school student for unfurling a banner declaring "BONG HiTS 4 JESUS"...