Friday Aug 29
Friday Double Poll: Best and Worst SCOTUS Writers
The topic of the week for me seems to be legal writing. And my favorite type of post is the "poll the audience" post because it means I can be a spineless scribe and take no stance whatsoever.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Checking In on the Town of Greece
When last we left the town of Greece, New York , the Supreme Court had just blessed its legislative prayer policy, announcing that expressly sectarian prayer, which persisted over many years, prior to town council meetings does not violate the storied tradition of nonsectarian legislative prayer and is therefore acceptable under the First ... (more)
Tue Aug 26, 2014
The Second Amendment's Defining Moment
I am a bestselling author and a freelance journalist who concentrates on man's struggle to keep the state in balance with the American dream.
Surprise: The public prayer crowd welcomes only certain types of prayer
In a case arising in Greece, N.Y., the U.S. Supreme Court upheld opening public meetings with prayer .
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Who Watches America's Executions?
After Joseph Wood's botched execution in July, journalists and other observers gave us grisly details about the convicted murderer's final moments.
National Review Online
Justice Ginsburg as Chatty Cathy - Part 2
NLJ: As the senior justice in dissent, you assigned to Justice Sotomayor the dissent in the court's decision upholding Michigan's constitutional amendment prohibiting the consideration of race in higher education.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
On Top Magazine
Gay Marriage Rulings Have Reduced Freedom, Virginia Clerk Says In SCOTUS Appeal
A Virginia clerk on Friday asked the Supreme Court to review an appeals court's ruling striking down Virginia's ban on marriage.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
The Twilight of Antonin Scalia
When the Supreme Court reassembles in October, the same nine justices will gather in the robing room, but the Court itself will be different.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Resetting federal courts on a more neutral path requires GOP wins in 2014 and 2016
Conservatives who worry about the U.S. Supreme Court shouldn't worry about if and when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg steps down and how the GOP will respond to that vacancy, but rather when Justices Antonin Scalia or Anthony Kennedy hang up their robes and call it quits.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Did President Obama engage in 'wishful thinking' when he suggested upcoming Supreme Court vacancies
President Obama caused a stir during a fund raising speech this week when he suggested that there would soon be vacancies on the Supreme Court.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Should Hillary Be the 2016 Democratic Nominee for President?
There has been much talk about Hillary Clinton being the inevitable Democratic nominee, unbeatable not only in the primary but also in the general election, and if Democrats know what's good for them, they'll unite behind her & nominate her.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
On Top Magazine
Brian Brown Claims Justice Anthony Kennedy Will Uphold Gay Marriage Bans
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage , said this week that he believes Justice Anthony Kennedy, often considered the court's swing vote, will uphold state bans on gay marriage.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Talking Points Memo
The Enormous, Unbelievable Stakes For The Supreme Court In 2016
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Obama's Planning on More Supreme Court 'Appointments'
Speaking at a private home in Tisbury, Massachusetts, Obama said he is dealing with a faction of Republicans motivated only by ideology.
McDonnell case shows Virginia is not above corruption
For many years, opponents of restrictions on the role of money in politics have held out the state of Virginia to legitimize their opposition to campaign finance reform.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The Daily Advance
Douglas Cohn: Court vacancy will not be an issue if GOP takes Senate
The odds are better than even that the Republicans will take the Senate in November, and if that happens, the Supreme Court should become an issue, but it won't.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
After 20 years, Breyer is high court's raging pragmatist
Justice Stephen Breyer becomes the fifth member of the Supreme Court to reach the 20-year mark next week, and the pragmatic liberal remains an eternal optimist about the good that government can do.
Katie Couric last week that the Supreme Court has a "blind spot" when it comes to women's issues.
Sonia Sotomayor's 5th anniversary on Supreme Court
President Obama walks alongside his Supreme Court nominee, appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, and Vice President Biden prior to introducing Sotomayor in the White House on May 26, 2009.
The 6th Circuit's Marriage Equality Cases Are Virtually Meaningless
We'll admit it: We were pretty excited for yesterday's marathon oral arguments at the Sixth Circuit.