Pandora’s Supreme Court
What the SCOTUS historically has not engaged in since the days of the Robber Barons, though, seems to be pattern and practice of the Roberts SCOTUS: Libertarian pro-corporate, anti-government, anti-citizen rulings that serve the most narrow and wealthy of interests.
The Supreme Court Rules With a Caveat in the Wings: Is Your Smartphone Public or Private?
It appears that Chief Justice Roberts feels that if a social media company states that they have access to view and analyze your posts, content, and relationships, then that ought to be fair game for the government (and law enforcement), too.
Of Overstated Claims of Religious Freedom and Judicial Integrity: Chief Justice John Roberts
The Roberts Court has been characterized as pro-business. It is, but this is not surprising in a country where 99 percent of the wealth is held by a t…
And Marriage Makes Three: A Gay Rights Trilogy Secures a Legacy
The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this week in U.S. v. Windsor invalidating Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act follows a path carefully forged by Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Why a Gay Marriage Backlash Is Unlikely
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Few pundits think that the justices will legalize gay marriage across the board, if for no other reason than the Court’s anxiousness over a potential backlash from the public. I believe these fears the justices may hold are misguided.
Ready for Progress
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Denying people the right to marry who they love denies them equal protection under the law because the court has already ruled that the right to marriage is a fundamental right. It’s not a complicated issue.
Prediction: 6-3, DOMA and Prop 8 Both Fall; Opinion by Chief Justice Roberts
Is it improper for the Chief Justice to join a majority to control the tone and scope of the opinion?
Chief Justice Roberts Is Devilishly Clever
Most people knew Roberts was a smart guy. If this set of thoughts has any merit, he is a lot smarter and cleverer than most people ever imagined. But, that is not all that he was being clever about.
The Supreme Court Dodges a Bullet?
Now that the dust is settling around the Supreme Court’s decision upholding national health care, it’s possible that the justices saved themselves as well as the Affordable Care Act.
Chief Justice Roberts Did Not ‘Call Balls and Strikes’ in His Health Care Decision
Any appellate judge will tell you that there are some decisions “that just won’t write”. A judge will vote for a particular outcome, be assigned the opinion, and then find that he or she is unable to support the outcome and switches sides.
Has America’s Fire Been Contained?
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I’ve been intending to share a sketch of the itinerary I’m planning for my drive around the USA this fall for my next book, but that keeps getting overtaken by events. I’m http://jesusbrown074.yolasite.com/jesusbrown074 starting to get used to the idea that this might be the way it goes for any of us from now on.
The Affordable Care Act, Yogi Berra, and a Tax Is Not a Tax
Remember, too, achieving and maintaining the health of a person in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Romney provided its citizens when he signed into law “Romneycare” is no different than what every citizen wants to see related to his or her health!
BOTH SIDES: SCOTUS ‘Hearts’ POTUS on Health & Hispanics, But Confuses Metaphor With Reality on Personhood
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See Something, Say Something
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On June 25th, the U.S. Supreme Court in Miller v. Alabama banned mandatory sentences of life in prison without parole for juveniles. This is a major victory for children and for America and a giant step forward for justice for children. Until this week, America was the only country in the world to routinely condemn children as young as 13 and 14 to die in prison. Now about two thousand people who were sentenced to die in prison as juveniles have hope for a new hearing and a new sentence. While it is disappointing that the Court did not ban the practice outright, we must keep working toward justice for children and end the devastating Cradle to Prison Pipeline crisis that leads to marginalized lives, imprisonment, and premature death.
Hope Rules! On the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Obamacare
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Chief Justice Roberts demonstrated that one person’s out-of-the-box, thoughtful approach to a complex problem can change an outcome and save lives. The decision offers hope at three levels.
The Obamacare Surprise: Chief Justice Roberts’ Brilliance as Institutional Strategist
Of the many dozens of predictions I had heard, many foresaw a 5-4 vote, but I know of no one who expected a 5-4 vote in favor of the individual mandate that would align Chief Justice John Roberts alone with the Court’s four more liberal justices.
Justice Roberts’ Extremely Conservative Obamacare Opinion
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This ruling may be a disappointment. However, if we are serious about having the courts exercise greater respect for the separation of powers, then we have to embrace that philosophy even when it’s politically inconvenient.
‘The Broccoli Horrible': Ginsburg Shreds Roberts
When all the dust settled, the individual mandate is constitutional. But it is nonetheless worth understanding the disagreement about the reach of the Commerce Clause.
The U.S. Supreme Court: Health Care, Immigration, Juvenile Justice and More
Today, in a long and complicated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. This is an important victory for millions of uninsured people in our country and ultimately a triumph of the common good.
Clues From Arizona Immigration Ruling on Individual Mandate Fate
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The Court has already handed opponents of the law all the tools they need, i.e., Citizens United, to repeal the law through elections while leaving themselves the option of overturning it in 2014 if the right-wing is unable to purchase the Congress and president it wants.
Baseball 2012 Has Started, With Chief Justice Roberts as Umpire in Chief
Dear Chief Justice Roberts, aka, Umpire in Chief: Let the elected Congress play the game. Precedent holds that Congress has acted within its power; changes should come from Congress revising or keeping a law, not a court creating new rules.
President Obama Locks Horns With Chief Justice Roberts
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WASHINGTON — Looking to a Supreme Court decision in the health care case months away, President Barack Obama has locked horns with Chief Justice John…
A True Limiting Principle for the Supreme Court Justices
If one looks at where the federal government has intervened in commerce under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, it’s primarily in situations involving very significant market failure.