web analytics
Home » Posts tagged with » Supreme Court

Antonin Scalia: Constitution Doesn’t Prohibit Torture

Justice Antonin Scalia says as far as our Constitution is concerned, torture is permissible. In an interview with Radio Television Suisse this week following the release of Senate Intelligence Committee’s CIA torture report, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he doesn’t “think it’s so clear at all” that the U.S. Constitution prohibits torture, especially in […]

I read with interest that the Supreme Court was going to take the case Elonis v. United States, 13-983, which is about free speech in the age of social media. The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media. The justices will hear arguments […]

Obamacare Death Panel Found

Taegan Goddard points to Dana Milbank who found out where the death panel is located. It has nine members and it operates out of a marble building directly across the street from the Capitol.When the Supreme Court on Friday announced that it would take up another challenge to the Affordable Care Act in March, it […]

The high court has decided to hear a case focusing on how much the government can extend subsidies to buyers of health insurance. “By adding the case to its decision docket at this point, without waiting for further action in lower federal courts, as the Obama administration had asked, the Court assured that it would […]

The Supreme Court ruled this weekend that a Texas voter I.D. law which has been ruled “deliberately discriminatory” can be used to restrict voting rights in this year’s midterm elections, which is just the latest of the Roberts Court’s injuries to voting rights. That court famously gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act a little over […]

Law and order conservative Mike Huckabee doesn’t like how the Supreme Court is ruling, so he is urging governors to ignore its rulings. In an interview with Iowa-based conservative talk show host Steve Deace on Monday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee repeated his recommendation that governors simply ignore the Supreme Court’s decision to let stand lower […]

Justice Anthony Kennedy has blocked the ruling that allows gay marriages in Idaho. Nevada and Idaho had joined the growing number of states where same-sex marriage is legal when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that gay couples’ equal protection rights were violated by the gay marriage bans in both states. In […]

Because the Supreme Court remanded decisions on gay marriage back to the states, refusing to hear cases on the issue, Ted Cruz would like a constitutional amendment allowing states to ban gay marriage. Never mind that letting states decide for themselves, without federal intervention, is what Cruz and many conservatives claim to stand for. The […]

The Supreme Court has decided not to hear any of the proposed cases  on gay marriage. The decision lets gay marriage stand in five states where it had been denied pending a high court decision. By rejecting appeals in cases involving Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana, the court left intact lower-court rulings that had […]

It’s surprising Anthony Scalia would say such a thing given his reputation as a constitutionalist. Scalia said Wednesday that secularists are wrong when they argue the Constitution requires religious references to be banished from the public square. Justice Scalia, part of the court’s conservative wing, was preaching to the choir when he told the audience at […]

Page 1 of 212