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  • Discrimination is discrimination even if it's not intentional

    In an ideal America, it might be appropriate for the law to concern itself only with racial discrimination that is overt, conscious and deliberate. In the real America of entrenched racial inequality, Congress and the courts rightly have recognized that...
  • Noah Feldman: Why judicial elections are idiotic and bad for law

    Judicial elections are idiotic but 38 states have them in some form. The U.S. Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with the contradiction inherent in using the electoral process to select public officials whose primary obligation is to be impartial. The precise...
  • Supreme Court asked to scale back landmark fair housing law

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may be about to chip away at  another 1960s-era civil rights law. At issue is the Fair Housing Act of 1968, passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The law makes it illegal to refuse to...
  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination. Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday appeared at times to side with the...
  • Supreme Court asked to free judges to personally seek campaign money

    Supreme Court asked to free judges to personally seek campaign money
    In a clash between the 1st Amendment and judicial ethics code, the Supreme Court debated Tuesday whether to free elected judges to personally ask for campaign contributions from voters, including lawyers and others who might one day find themselves in...
  • Supreme Court appears divided on judges seeking campaign money

    WASHINGTON Conservative Supreme Court justices sounded skeptical Tuesday about Florida's ban on judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions, setting up another closely divided decision over money and political speech. While some...
  • On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights

    On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights
    When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy spoke for the Supreme Court in 2013 in striking down part of a federal law that denied benefits to legally married gay couples, he cited two reasons: states' rights and equal rights. Throughout American history, Kennedy...
  • The complexities of keeping judicial candidates appearing impartial

    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will be asked to overturn a modest rule designed to minimize the reality and appearance of corruption in judicial elections, which increasingly are attracting the sort of special-interest money that gravitates to elections...
  • Supreme Court set to decide national debate on gay marriage

    Supreme Court set to decide national debate on gay marriage
    Setting the stage for its most significant ruling on gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that it would resolve the two-decade legal battle over same-sex marriage. The justices agreed to hear cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee,...
  • Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act

    Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act
    Justice Antonin Scalia was missing from the bench Tuesday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two statutory interpretation cases — apparently he was stuck in traffic. But even in his physical absence, Scalia's presence was looming. It'...
  • Supreme Court upholds bank robbery law from John Dillinger era

    Supreme Court upholds bank robbery law from John Dillinger era
    The Supreme Court warned would-be bank robbers Tuesday that taking a hostage will send them to prison for an extra 10 years or more, even if they merely move a few feet across a room. In a 9-0 decision, the justices upheld a 1934 law passed in...