Supreme Court

Unfair Voting Restrictions are a Nationwide Problem Now
Not that the Supreme Court's decision will fix this
June 25, 2013

Today, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which identifies the areas covered by federal preclearance under Section 5.

Welcome to South Carolina, John Roberts
June 25, 2013

Two days before Christmas in 2011, Dr. Brenda Williams, who together with her husband runs a small family-physician practice in Sumter, S.C., was on the road with him and their daughter when they got word that the U.S.

Affirmative, Sir! (And Ma'am!)
The U.S. military needs affirmative action now more than ever

By not striking down the University of Texas’s affirmative action program on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to preserve some legal room for using racial and gender preferences to create diversity in public education.

Debating the Court's Affirmative Action Decision
An exchange
June 24, 2013

Lawyers from left and right pick apart the court's non-ruling in the Fisher case (and each other, too).

Is DOMA Headed for Disaster?
A limited ruling would be a constitutional trainwreck
June 19, 2013

A limited ruling would be a constitutional trainwreck.

The Supreme Court Reveals its Ignorance of Genetics
June 13, 2013

The Supreme Court decided today that human gene sequences cannot be patented, invalidating some of Myriad Genetics's patent claims on the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Show Me the Memo
Obama should share his legal justification for collecting Verizon's phone records
June 06, 2013

Obama should share his legal justification for collecting Verizon's phone records.

A Damning Dissent: Scalia's Smartest, Wittiest Ruling of All Time
Justice Antonin Scalia was at his finest in criticizing the Court over its approval of DNA swabs
June 04, 2013

Justice Antonin Scalia was at his finest in criticizing the Court over its approval of DNA swabs.

The Right to Evade Regulation
How corporations hijacked the First Amendment
June 03, 2013

How big business hijacked the First Amendment.

Julius Genachowski: The Exit Interview
The outgoing FCC boss on net neutrality, political polarization, and free speech
May 23, 2013

In a lengthy conversation, the outgoing FCC boss sounds off on net neutrality, political polarization, and free speech 

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