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Time to Fix the Obamacare Mistake
There's no shame in making a mistake. Henry Ford had the Edsel. Coca Cola had New Coke.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
High Court Contract-Case Ruling Draws Mixed Construction Reaction
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in a case dealing with contract clauses that determine in which courts a dispute may be heard.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Access online today's rulings in argued cases of the U.S. Supreme Court
Access online today's rulings in argued cases of the U.S. Supreme Court : The Court issued two rulings today in argued cases.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Right's Misconstrued Constitution
The five right-wingers on the U.S. Supreme Court may soon recognize the "religious freedom" of corporations so that these artificial constructs can then dictate to female human citizens restrictions on the kinds of contraceptives that they can get through their work-place health insurance plans.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
High court to hear Obamacare birth control case
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on October 8, 2010, at the Supreme Court.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Inside Bay Area
E.J. Dionne Jr.: A nuclear end to denial
Those who lament the Senate Democrats' vote to end filibusters for presidential nominations say the move will escalate partisan warfare and destroy what comity is left in Congress.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
2008 Democratic Convention Watch
The Impact of the Filibuster Precedent
This past week, on a procedural vote, the majority of the Senate decided that a simple majority could end debate and schedule a vote on nominations for executive branch positions and lower federal courts.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
National Review Online
Jonathan Chait's Litany of Errors
In an essay objecting to the Senate Republican filibuster of three nominees to the D.C. Circuit, New York 's Jonathan Chait contends that Republicans have "adapt[ed] [ sic ] a novel tactic that essentially nullifies the results of the presidential election."
The Austin Chronicle
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Intervene in HB 2 Lawsuit
The U.S. Supreme Court this afternoon declined to intervene and stay a provision of controversial House Bill 2 that requires abortion-performing doctors to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of each facility where they provide care.
Alito Fires Warning Shot Over Judge's Racial Hiring Requirements
Justice Samuel Alito agreed with his colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court to deny an appeal challenging a judge's racial guidelines for lawyers in class-action cases, but made it utterly clear how he felt about the practice.
Bush Must Talk Sense to Republicans on Immigration
Much as he reached out last week to former secretaries of State and Defense on Iraq policy, President Bush should call in his radio talk-show supporters for a frank chat about immigration.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
U.S. justice airs concerns about using race in pic...
A U.S. Supreme Court justice expressed concerns on Monday about how a federal judge required plaintiffs' lawyers to take race and gender into account in picking their legal team.
Courthouse News Service
Justices Question Habeas Relief in Murder Case
The Supreme Court improperly refused to consider the award of habeas relief to a convicted murderer based on a misunderstanding of precedent, dissenting justices said Monday.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
The Hartford Courant
U.S. justices to hear Halliburton securities class action
The U.S. Supreme Court , which has in recent years issued many rulings favorable to businesses, on Friday agreed to revisit a 1988 decision that made it much easier for shareholders to sue companies for alleged securities fraud.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Finding and Citing the 'Unimportant' Decisions of the U.S. Courts of Appeals
A Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure that took effect at the end of 2006 overturned past policies in several circuits that banned or severely limited citation of unpublished or nonprecedential opinions.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Ramesh Ponnuru and Rich Lowry present an excellent argument . Our political system demands the often difficult, usually lengthy, task of persuasion.
Appeals court rehears Texas race-admissions case
A federal appeals court asked lawyers for the University of Texas on Wednesday to explain how they would decide when affirmative action for minority students is no longer necessary as it considered a lawsuit seeking to eliminate the school's current policy.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Another six SCOTUS clerks to join Jones Day
Jones Day has hired six Supreme Court law clerks from the 2012-13 term, repeating last year's six-clerk hiring feat.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
For the Love of Pete, Always Vote! Virginia AG Election Edition
Mark D. Obenshain. Tea Party Darling, Virginia Scalito Federalist Society-type Edition.