TV coverage of the Supreme Court is hampered by the longstanding ban on cameras inside the highest court in the land. News shows have been forced to make do with sometimes-shoddy artists’ renderings of the Justices, and John Oliver’s sick of it. So here’s his alternative proposal: Let’s just use this footage of dogs in robes instead.Read more…
Continue reading All Rise for John Oliver’s All-Dog Supreme Court
The Supreme Court ruled early Saturday morning that Texas could enforce its voter ID requirement law, SB 14, in upcoming elections in early November, Dallas News reports. The decision comes in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling last week that the law was unconstitutional. An appeals court has since put that ruling on hold.Read more…
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The Supreme Court heard arguments today in a case about whether or not Amazon employees should be paid while company security people search them after their shifts. Paid?? When being searched by company security is so fun? Read more…
Continue reading Controversial: Should Workers Be Paid For Time They Spend at Work?
By refusing to hear appeals from lower courts, the Supreme Court moves equality forward in five states. What will it do next though?
Continue reading Justices to Gay Marriage Foes: Get Lost
In a somewhat surprising move, the Supreme Court this morning issued orders denying appeals in all seven of the same-sex marriage cases before it. They made no comment in the order as to why they were denying certiorari.Read more…
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The Supreme Court delayed the start of early voting in Ohio today in a 5-4 vote. Early voting in the Buckeye State was supposed to begin on Tuesday but was shut down by the high court’s decision to postpone it, despite civil lawsuits that argued reducing voting days would make it difficult for low-income families to vote. Read more…
Continue reading Supreme Court to Ohio: No Early Voting for You
Keep one eye on the Supreme Court today and tomorrow, as it holds its “Long Conference” about all the petitions it got over the summer. In the mix are five cases asking the same question: Are bans on same-sex marriage constitutional? Join me below as I split into multiple personalities to explain it.Read more…
Continue reading What’s Happening In This Week’s Secret Supreme Court Meeting?
A court’s heartless decision Tuesday would strip people of health insurance thanks to a smudge in the law. It’s possible the Supreme Court could agree.
Continue reading Could a Typo Kill Obamacare?
From Bin Laden skepticism to forecasting Sonia Sotomayor’s rise to the Supreme Court, the Clinton Presidential Library’s latest trove of release documents sheds new light on the inner workings of the Clinton White House.
Continue reading 5 Biggest Reveals From Clinton Doc Dump
Still reeling from the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling and its implications for creeping religious exemptions on civil rights, LGBT groups pulled their support for the bill Tuesday.
Continue reading ENDA Killed by Friendly Fire
Often overlooked in the debate over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is the fact that oral contraceptives serve several purposes other than birth control.
Continue reading Hobby Lobby Ignores The Pill’s Many Uses
In a huge shift, the Supreme Court evaluated the whether a religious belief is valid. Does the right really want government to play high priest?
Continue reading Hobby Lobby Win Hurts Religious Liberty
The Supreme Court upheld the right of abortion clinics to impose buffer zones, as long as they don’t infringe upon public spaces. And that’s a good thing, writes Sally Kohn.
Continue reading The Court’s Abortion Clinic Compromise
The business model used by Aereo—the ‘Uber for television’—was ruled illegal by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Continue reading What the Aereo Decision Means for You