Tag: Supreme Court
Lauren Kirchner: Wisconsin Court: Warning Labels Are Needed for Scores Rating Defendants’ Risk of Future CrimeJuly 2016
The court said judges can look at the scores – so long as their limitations are made clear.
David Morris: A Long (and Still Unfinished) Road to DemocracyMarch 2016
Women, blacks and men without property once could not vote. Here are the next steps to make America fair.
Gillian Thomas: Because of SexMarch 2016
Nina Martin: A Showdown Year for Reproductive RightsJanuary 2016
Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception
Elizabeth Adams: Romantic DissonanceJuly 2015
Contradictions in the language of love and law.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: Housing Discrimination, the Supreme Court’s Latest Race CaseJanuary 2015
Many fear a Texas case could gut the landmark Fair Housing Act.
Judge Orders NYPD to Release Records on X-ray VansJanuary 2015
The NYPD has a secretive program that uses unmarked vans with X-ray machines designed to detect bombs.
Nina Martin: Pregnancy Discrimination Case Reaches Supreme CourtDecember 2014
Here’s some preparatory reading for the latest gender rights fight.
Robert Reich: An Election Day CarolNovember 2014
“I am Election Day Present,” says the apparition, "and you must come with me."
Lou Dubose: Once Again, the Court Serves the GOPOctober 2014
The Roberts Court's willful ignorance is breathtaking.
Rachel Riederer: Celebrate Corporate Personhood!July 2014
An address to mark the Freedom Summer of the corporate civil rights movement.
Robert Reich: The Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political PowerApril 2014
The Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision exacerbates a preexisting vicious cycle.
Robert Reich: A Time for Harry Reid’s BackboneMay 2013
A president’s court picks shouldn’t require sixty Senate votes.
Anna Vodicka: There’s a Train a’Comin’March 2013
As the Supreme Court prepares to conference on same-sex marriage, a phonebanker reflects on hip-hop lyrics, missionary work, and what a conversation has to do to change a mind.
Robert Reich: The Morality BrigadeMarch 2013
The right regulates the bedroom before the banks.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: Another Race Case for a Hostile Supreme CourtMarch 2013
The court might well have opted to undo the fabric of race-conscious laws and policies thread by thread.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: A Colorblind ConstitutionMarch 2013
What Abigail Fisher’s affirmative action case is really about.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: How the Supreme Court Could Scuttle Critical Fair Housing RuleFebruary 2013
The court's review of a key concept used to enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act could be a major setback for housing rights advocates.
Suevon Lee: The Other Crucial Civil Rights Case the Supreme Court Will be Ruling OnDecember 2012
We're all hearing about the gay marriage case, but the Supreme Court is set to rule on a key piece of voting access legislation.
David Morris: What Will Happen to Equal Protection Under the Law?October 2012
The Supreme Court is poised to decide major issues like voting rights and marriage equality.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: The John Roberts Head FakeJuly 2012
The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare obscures the ruling’s other, deeply conservative result: a road-map for gutting Congressional power.
Robert Reich: PatriotismJuly 2012
There are two competing visions of patriotism in America today.
Robert Reich: Roberts’ SwitchJune 2012
Why did Chief Justice Roberts choose to uphold the Affordable Care Act, alone amongst Republican appointees?
Robert Reich: Why the Supreme Court Will Uphold the Constitutionality of ObamacareJune 2012
Robert Reich predicts that the Supreme Court will come down six to three in favor of the Affordable Care Act.
Robert Reich: A Back Door to the Public OptionJune 2012
Many have said a Supreme Court strike-down of the individual mandate could be the end of Obamacare, but it might be what's needed to revive the public option.
Robert Reich: Why the Public’s Growing Disdain for the Supreme Court May Help ObamacareJune 2012
Less than half of Americans believe that the Supreme Court is doing a good job. Here's what that may mean.