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On Tuesday, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor appeared on the Daily Show ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 340 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 11:40 AM PST with 706 Recommends
None are more conscious of the vital limits on judicial authority than are the Members of this Court, and none stand more in admiration of the Constitution's design to leave the ...
by GoldnI
Comment Count 123 comments on Sun Dec 12, 2010 at 10:57 AM PST with 222 Recommends
[APhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16668110/] : Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says federal judges are unqualified to make rulings affecting national security policy, ramping up ...
by Rob Cole
Comment Count 165 comments on Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 07:28 AM PST with 180 Recommends
Our Constitution's balance of power provisions have taken a huge hit under Bush: first is the amassing of unprecedented power by the executive ; the second is the reduction of the ...
by miriam
Comment Count 38 comments on Sun Jan 14, 2007 at 01:41 PM PST with 64 Recommends
There are few things that I've read recently, anywhere, that have haunted me more than this post from Naked Capitalism Publisher Yves Smith, from early Friday (republished, below): "[http://www....
by bobswern
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Aug 28, 2010 at 09:02 PM PDT with 60 Recommends
We've learned over the past couple of years, without hyperbole, that Wall Street all but literally runs our federal government's legislative branch (i.e.: "[http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/6/...
by bobswern
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Sep 29, 2010 at 12:23 AM PDT with 58 Recommends
Those who read dailykos.com regularly have doubtless noted that it serves as NPR radio news used to in the 1980s: with a greater or lesser lead time, its content forecasts the narratives that will ...
by slangist
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Jul 26, 2007 at 11:24 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
On the morning of July 23, 1999, ten years ago tomorrow, doors knocked all over the South Side of Tulia, a small town of 5,000 in West Texas. The people knocking at the doors were police officers ...
by ttujoe
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 08:07 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
by PsiFighter37
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Sep 07, 2006 at 09:07 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
With a federal judicary already in crisis, a Mitt Romney presidency could spell the end of the federal judiciary as we know it. Written by Jessica Pieklo for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 11:17 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
"Judicial activism" is in the eye of the beholder. Threatening judges is not. That explains why ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 11:25 AM PST with 9 Recommends
The Supreme Court was established by Article III of the Constitution , ...
by shpilk
Comment Count 90 comments on Sat May 09, 2009 at 10:30 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Perhaps the greatest legacy of George W. Bush and his administration will be that they reminded us, We The People, that it is our responsibility to be vigilant in demanding accountability, ...
by skralyx
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Mar 10, 2007 at 08:46 PM PST with 7 Recommends
It could not be risky for public policy thought leaders, accomplished legal professionals, and/or well-regarded academics to join grassroots legal reform activists in exploring prospects of ...
by The Law Project
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 12:16 PM PST with 6 Recommends
A truly interesting and extensive piece appeared over at the MAINstream Coalition's blog today that discussed an ...
by alicescheshirecat
Comment Count 0 comments on Fri May 09, 2008 at 06:48 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
by Barzileel
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Nov 02, 2006 at 02:23 PM PST with 6 Recommends
As of today, when either chamber of Congress is controlled by the opposing party, the president's recess power ...
by murphthesurf3
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 08:57 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
If nothing else, this self-proclaimed exposé of mine provides an occasion to recall the tremendous power that America’s judiciary undoubtedly wields. Moreover, “(t)hrough their formulations of ...
by The Law Project
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:11 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Cross-posted at Clark Community Network . According ...
by Hogfan
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Jun 21, 2007 at 02:28 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
How many times did we here Mr. Bush say in speeches or press statements that he did not want judges legislating from the bench? This question applies to all situations including campaigns and ...
by judithkratochvil
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Apr 26, 2007 at 02:33 PM PDT with 4 Recommends