Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Go, Nebraska!

For the “Who Knew?” file, here’s the Nebraska legislature, comprised of an adamantine GOP majority, voting to abolish the death penalty: The vote margin in the unicameral Legislature was more than enough to override a promised veto from Gov. Pete … Continue reading

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Gay workers…?

Digby: It’s hard to imagine a country in which it’s legal for gay people to marry but it’s also legal to discriminate against gay workers, but it’s possible. In the past, as miscegenation laws were struck down, in some states … Continue reading

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Gay or go home

The arc of history, etc: Leading law firms are willing to represent tobacco companies accused of lying about their deadly products, factories that spew pollution, and corporations said to be complicit in torture and murder abroad. But standing up for … Continue reading

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‘Texas will put a name on anything’

A sprinkle of constitutional history and a talent for what Walter Matthau’s Russell Long in JFK called pickin’ gnat shit out of pepper — that’s what a reporter needs to cover the Supreme Court.Adam Liptak is almost as good as … Continue reading

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‘We just want to give people market freedom’

Because I don’t have access to the Wall Street Journal, I have to rely on Digby: apparently Paul Ryan has it on good authority from Justice Sam Alito that the Supremes won’t rule against the government in King v. Burwell … Continue reading

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Justice Obama!

Ed Kilgore licks his chops thinking about — get this — Barack Hussein Obama as SCOTUS justice: And here’s the thing that is fascinating about the idea: can you imagine the confirmation fight an Obama SCOTUS appointment would touch off? … Continue reading

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The Roberts gamble

Jeffrey Toobin smelled possible victory for the Obama administration. Alluding to the so-called Chevron deference, named after a 1984 case upholding an administrative agency’s interpretation of statutes, Chief Justice John Roberts asked, “If you’re right about Chevron, that would indicate … Continue reading

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