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But the fact that five justices were nearly willing to strike it down shows just how conservative this Court truly is.

Could the Supreme Court's ruling on healthcare be a major victory for those who want to limit the social safety net?

 Mitt's reaction to today's decision was feeble, and telling.

Contrary to many claims, the Supreme Court did not uphold the “show me your papers” provision of SB-1070—the decision is a near-complete victory for immigrants’ rights.

Health Care: Give the People What They Want

Most Americans want pretty much the same outcome from healthcare reform, and it’s not what either major-party candidate is offering.

The Supreme Court

A GOP win in November would move the most conservative bench in history even further to the right.

Handcuffed suspect

The Supreme Court—as well as the Obama administration—upholds the right of the world’s biggest jailer to strip everyone who comes into its grasp.

Blogs

Conservative Super PACs are outraising and outspending the liberal ones. And they are spreading lies. 

May 22, 2012

Does Arizona’s immigration law go too far?

April 23, 2012

What if the justices scrap healthcare reform as the Obama administration imagines it? What if they don't? Nurses say the healthcare crisis will still demand real reform.

March 27, 2012

The Republican base is just as likely to be outraged by a decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. 

September 28, 2011

Rejecting international pleas, domestic protests and evidence that Troy Davis was innocent, the state of Georgia put him to death under a process that former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has referred to as “unconstitutional.”

September 21, 2011

The real credibility problems in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case shouldn’t make us forget how many women lose out in a justice system that suspects them of lying, or out for money, fame or “attention.”

August 25, 2011

Under Wisconsin state law, it is a felony to touch a judge, making it quite possible that David Prosser will be forced to resign.

June 28, 2011

A sheriff who has stood up to Governor Walker and defended the rule of law is called in to investigate allegations that a Walker ally attacks a state supreme court justice.

June 28, 2011

With a decision barring matching funds to counter attack ads from privately funded candidates, the court has undermined one of the last tools for fair elections.

June 27, 2011