Supreme Court Trashes Latest Legal Attack On Obamacare

DON RYAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS – Yes, the Affordable Care Act is still constitutional. THE HUFFINGTON POST The justices already ruled the law constitutional. They’re done for now. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has snubbed yet another Obamacare case. The justices on Tuesday declined to take up the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act —… More Supreme Court Trashes Latest Legal Attack On Obamacare

Justice Ginsburg’s Ominous Warning About Creeping Corporate Power

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/JACQUELYN MARTIN THINK PROGRESS If you’re a business looking for new ways to squeeze money out of your consumers without having to worry about whether doing so is illegal, than you had a very good day in the Supreme Court on Monday. In its first divided decision of the current Supreme Court term,… More Justice Ginsburg’s Ominous Warning About Creeping Corporate Power

Welcome to our new plutocracy: Citizens United has effectively destroyed the First Amendment

SALON In today’s so-called “democratic” election process, Big Money doesn’t talk, it roars — usually drowning out the people’s voice. Bizarrely, the Supreme Court decreed in its 2010 Citizens United ruling that money is a form of “free speech.” Thus, declared the learned justices, people and corporations are henceforth allowed to spend unlimited sums of… More Welcome to our new plutocracy: Citizens United has effectively destroyed the First Amendment

Justice Kennedy Says Public Officials With Religious Objections To Marriage Equality Should Resign

THE NEW CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT “The rule of law is that, as a public official in performing your legal duties, you are bound to enforce the law.” – Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Justice Kennedy thinks Kim Davis should quit. Though he never mentioned her by name, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative jurist appointed by Ronald… More Justice Kennedy Says Public Officials With Religious Objections To Marriage Equality Should Resign

Two Major Voting Rights Victories From The Supreme Court’s Last Day

THINK PROGRESS On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to uphold the right of states to set up independent, non-partisan committees to draw the district maps that determine seats in Congress. Writing the opinion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said allowing voters to choose how the maps are created follows “the animat­ing principle… More Two Major Voting Rights Victories From The Supreme Court’s Last Day

Antonin Scalia lives in a fairy-tale world: His delusional Obamacare theories will make people die

SALON “Intellectual” justice thinks Congress will fix ACA. Really? If exchanges fall apart, people will lose coverage By now the nine justices on the Supreme Court have reached their decision on the King v. Burwell lawsuit. It remains a secret until the court hands down its opinion in June. The plaintiffs are four Virginia residents who have… More Antonin Scalia lives in a fairy-tale world: His delusional Obamacare theories will make people die

Jeb Bush’s Favorite Author Rejects Democracy, Says The Hyper-Rich Should Seize Power

THINK PROGRESS At the height of 2011’s debt ceiling crisis, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered a candid explanation of why his party was willing to threaten permanent harm to the U.S. economy unless Congress agreed to change our founding document. “The Constitution must be amended to keep the government in check,” McConnell alleged.… More Jeb Bush’s Favorite Author Rejects Democracy, Says The Hyper-Rich Should Seize Power

The Supreme Court Will Hear An Almost Comically Egregious Case Of Race Discrimination

THINK PROGRESS If a man’s life was not potentially at stake in Foster v. Humphrey, a case the Supreme Court announced that it will hear on Tuesday, and if the case did not involve what appears to be complete and utter disregard of the Constitution’s prohibitions on race discrimination, then the facts of this case… More The Supreme Court Will Hear An Almost Comically Egregious Case Of Race Discrimination

Supreme Court’s grand ruse ends: Finally, Americans see the justices for the political hacks they are

SALON It’s great that we’re no longer pretending the Supreme Court is immune to politics Cue up the sad David Brooks violin playing softly in the corner of a dark alley at 3 a.m., because Americans have no faith in powerful institutions anymore. One of those institutions would be the marbled shrine atop our third… More Supreme Court’s grand ruse ends: Finally, Americans see the justices for the political hacks they are