Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Supreme Court Closely Divided On Same-Sex Marriage In Historic Case

by David Kurtz,  Talking Points Memo

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Justices rattle both sides on same-sex marriage

by Josh Gerstein,  Politico

Historic arguments on same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court Tuesday left both sides with something — in each instance, really, someone — to worry about. Continue reading

Key Expert in Supreme Court Lethal Injection Case Did His Research on Drugs.com

by Annie Waldman,  ProPublica

Tomorrow, when the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the highest-profile death penalty challenge in seven years, the justices will begin ruling on this question: Does Oklahoma’s use of the common surgical sedative midazolam fail to make prisoners unconscious during lethal injections, thus violating the Eighth Amendment’s protection against “cruel and unusual punishment”? Continue reading

Hobby Lobby and the Amusing Meltdown on the Left

davenj1 (Diary),  Red State

The reaction on the Left to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has been colorful if nothing else. Continue reading

Make No Mistake, Risen Case Is a Direct Attack on the Press

Trevor Timm,  Democratic Underground

The Supreme Court today rejected New York Times reporter James Risen’s appeal of a 4th Circuit decision that ruled the government can compel him to reveal his source under oath. Continue reading

Who gets to be a ‘journalist’?

Thomas Lifson,  American Thinker

An important test case on the legitimacy of internet journalism is unfolding, as SCOTUSblog, which has been denied credentials to the Supreme Court press gallery, is going to make its case for an appeal in public on May 23rd, in the Capitol Visitors’ Center. Hannah Hess of The Hill reports: Continue reading

Donors, friends of governors often get state supreme court nod

Rachel Baye,  The Center for Public Integrity

When Justice Champ Lyons retired from the Alabama Supreme Court, the election was still almost two years away, so it was up to then-Gov. Bob Riley to name a replacement. He didn’t look far. Continue reading

Sonia Sotomayor through the looking glass

Rich Lowry,  JWR

All you really need to know about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent in this week’s affirmative-action case is that Attorney General Eric Holder praised it as “courageous.” Continue reading

The States With the Fastest-Growing Wages Are Controlled by Republicans—Coincidence?





Derek Thompson,  The Atlantic

In 37 states today, the governor’s office, senate, and house are all controlled by the same party, whether Democratic or Republican. As Grover Norquist said in our interview at the Atlantic Economic Summit last month,

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on Campaign Contributions

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Ariane de Vogue,  abc NEWS

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court today struck down aggregate contribution limits imposed on individuals wishing to donate to federal candidates and party committees.

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