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Breaking now : WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada.
by turkmen
Comment Count 89 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 07:41 AM PDT with 66 Recommends
The "revolutionary" Justice Anthony Kennedy The transformation of our federal government by FDR was made possible because the Supreme Court made a dramatic shift in view of how it should review ...
by Armando
Comment Count 61 comments on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 04:30 PM PDT with 65 Recommends
In 2002, the Supreme Court held in /Atkins v. Virginia/ that it's unconstitutional to execute someone with an intellectual disability. Florida interpreted that meant that if your IQ is 70 or less, ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 64 comments on Tue May 27, 2014 at 08:21 AM PDT with 56 Recommends
How do justices decide? In an earlier diary, Who Can Put A SCOTUS Justice In A Box? , I questioned the reasoning of TPM's Salil Kapur, who sees Chief Justice ...
by Armando
Comment Count 104 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 04:30 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
Actually it was the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights act that brought this home... The Civil Rights Act among many other things enforced the role a Federal Government should ...
by kavips
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 10:08 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Conservatives on the Supreme Court try to explain away gutting two important employment discrimination protections. Like toddlers with their fingers stuck in their ears, the opinions in both Vance ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 08:02 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
At TPM, Salil Kapur writes regarding the U.S. v. Windsor DOMA case: Kennedy also wasn’t sympathetic to treating married gay couples differently under federal law, charting out a compromise that ...
by Armando
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 08:06 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
by Dr Christopher Boerl
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 07:31 AM PST with 12 Recommends
If nothing else, today's Supreme Court Affordable Care Act decision demolished a long standing myth about the political ideology of this highly conservative court: Justice Anthony Kennedy is no ...
by liveatleeds
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
I write here in support of the notion that Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion in Arizona ...
by Jim3K
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 10:26 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Compare: Justice Kennedy, majority decision in Citizens United, January 21, 2010, with Tom Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, State of American Business address, January 11, 2011.
by Robert Weissman
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jan 13, 2011 at 06:35 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Sure, they call it Obamacare. But hey, he borrowed the idea from Romney’s healthcare law in Massachusetts, so let’s honor the original inventor of this law at least while the law is being ...
by healthy
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 05:41 PM PDT with 3 Recommends