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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

The new sentence is three times as long as the one she received in 2012. 

March 3, 2014

A challenge to North Carolina’s sweeping new voting restrictions will be heard in court next summer.

December 12, 2013

Affirmative action survives, for now, but the Court erects new hurdles for employment discrimination suits.

June 24, 2013

Recipients of AIDS/HIV funding from the United States may soon be free of the harmful anti-prostitution requirement. 

June 12, 2013

The drama about the leaks shouldn't overwhelm the drama in the leaks themselves

June 6, 2013

If you witnessed war crimes, what would you do?

June 6, 2013

If Pfc. Manning were magically transported into the civilian justice system, he would be just as screwed.

June 5, 2013

It has been three years since US Private Bradley Manning was arrested—and he’s only now getting the chance to defend himself.

June 4, 2013

By the end, several Justices appeared skeptical at best over whether their decision should reach the merits.

March 26, 2013

Republicans know they must turn toward supporting gay marriage—evidence of how much progress LGBT activists have made.

March 19, 2013