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  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    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...
  • Noah Feldman: Why judicial elections are idiotic and bad for law

    Judicial elections are idiotic, but 38 states (including Pennsylvania) 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...
  • Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

    Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns
    If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason. The Supreme Court's 2010...
  • Justice Elena Kagan gives an inside look at the U.S. Supreme Court

    Justice Elena Kagan gives an inside look at the U.S. Supreme Court
    Here's a story most don't know about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. As she planned to leave the Clinton White House in 1999, she wanted to return to the tenured faculty position she had given up at the University of Chicago Law School, but...
  • Ginsburg 'wasn't 100 percent sober' at State of Union

     Ginsburg 'wasn't 100 percent sober' at State of Union
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a confession: She "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she fell asleep at the president's State of the Union address last month. Ginsburg told an audience Thursday that she drank some wine at dinner before...
  • Top city prosecutor, O'Malley aide join AG's office

    Attorney General-elect Brian Frosh named his two top deputies Tuesday, tapping Gov. Martin O'Malley's chief legal adviser and a city prosecutor who coordinated major investigations. Elizabeth Harris, O'Malley's chief legal counsel since 2008, will...
  • Supreme Court hears arguments in Amazon warehouse dispute

    Supreme Court hears arguments in Amazon warehouse dispute
    — Is a warehouse worker passing through a security check after he's clocked out similar to a casino or bank employee securing her cash drawer at the end of a shift? U.S. Supreme Court justices weighed that and other comparisons Wednesday during...
  • High court considers if state boards serve public or limit competition

    High court considers if state boards serve public or limit competition
    States have the power to license doctors and lawyers, and prevent others from offering consumers medical or legal services at a lower cost. But what about the licensing of floral designers, cosmetologists, hair braiders, interior designers or casket...
  • Supreme Court considers if state board serves public or limits competition

    Supreme Court considers if state board serves public or limits competition
    The Supreme Court could rein in state licensing boards that critics argue have become antitrust "cartels" that hurt consumers and hinder competition. The high court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving dentists who used their control over a state...
  • How to diversify the Ivy League club that is the Supreme Court

    How to diversify the Ivy League club that is the Supreme Court
    Easy for them to say, since they’re already on the Supreme Court, but three justices agreed the other day that the court isn’t diverse enough. In a forum at their alma mater, Yale Law School, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor and Samuel A....
  • Supreme Court appears sharply split on Jerusalem passport issue

    Supreme Court appears sharply split on Jerusalem passport issue
    The Supreme Court justices sounded sharply and closely split Monday over whether the president or Congress has the power to decide whether passports of American children born in Jerusalem may be stamped with “Israel.” The outcome could...