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  • The Aereo Decision: 5 Likely Scenarios for What's Next

    In the hours after the Supreme Court ruling in Aereo, consumer groups declared a victory for rising cable prices. Public interest groups declared it a win for big media dominance. And Aereo's CEO declared that the decision sends a "chilling message" to...
  • Broadcasters cheer as Aereo loses Supreme Court fight

    In a major victory for the broadcast television industry, the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo — the start-up tech firm that distributes local television signals over the Internet — is illegal. The 6-3 decision in the case of ABC vs. Aereo...
  • A reasonable ruling on presidential recess appointments

    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday that President Obama acted illegally in 2012 when he installed three members on the National Labor Relations Board without confirmation by the Senate. Even at the time, those appointments — made during...
  • Supreme Court sharply limits presidential power on recess appointments

    The Supreme Court on Thursday greatly limited the ability of President Obama and future presidents to use recess appointments to circumvent congressional opposition to their judicial and executive nominees, ruling unanimously that Obama exceeded his power...
  • Supreme Court tells Obama recess is over

    Executive power lost the battle but won its war with the Senate over recess appointments in an important case decided Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court held that the president may make recess appointments during both breaks within sessions and...
  • Aereo's Supreme Loss Doesn't Handcuff Anyone Except Aereo

    There's plenty of hand-wringing in the wake of Aereo's defeat before the U.S. Supreme Court about the ruling's allegedly devastating implications for technology "innovation." But the only people stifled by the narrowly tailored decision are those that...
  • Much depends on Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire from the Supreme Court after the completion of the current term in June. She turned 81 on Saturday and by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue. But only by resigning this summer...
  • What the Hobby Lobby ruling means to people of faith

    To the editor: Reading The Times' disagreement with the Supreme Court ruling, which said corporations like Hobby Lobby don't have to provide their employees with insurance that covers some contraceptives at no extra cost, made me wonder why it was not...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway

    Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway
    Also appended, Stephen Breyer's concurring dissent. As I do from time to time, I generated a plain-text version of this opinion for ease of cutting, pasting and reading, and attempted to insert extra reader-friendly paragraph breaks. For the whole...
  • Note to media: There's no such office as 'female justice'

    Note to media: There's no such office as 'female justice'
    If you read news articles about a post-Hobby Lobby dispute at the Supreme Court over contraception coverage, you might think that there is an official position of “female Supreme Court justice.” Typical was the lead of this July 3 New York...
  • Politics, not justice, in Alabama death penalty cases

    A murder trial is held and the defendant is convicted. After hearing the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of the crime during the sentencing phase of the case, the jury concludes that the death penalty is not an appropriate punishment for the...