| May 21, 2012
| 11:01 AM
"While American democracy is imperfect, few outside the majority of this Court would have thought its flaws included a dearth of corporate money in politics."
That penultimate sentence in now-retired Justice John Paul Stevens' brilliant dissent in the...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It should come as no surprise that in the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll, less than half of Americans surveyed -- 44 percent -- said they approve of theU.S. Supreme Court. Furthermore, three-quarters said they believed individual personal and...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Seventy-five years ago, Franklin Rooseveltlaunched a crusade against the Supreme Court, angry that it was overturning important New Deal initiatives.
Though his "court packing" plan went awry, the court (and particularly Justice Owen Roberts) did swing...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Another supposed conservative Supreme Court justice has turned to the left. Chief Justice John Roberts has joined the ignominious list of Republican Supreme Court appointments who betrayed the conservative movement. The Supreme Court Justice Hall of Shame...
| Mar 30, 2012
The Supreme Court's three days of arguments on the constitutionality of the Obama health care law have triggered a guessing game, replacing for the moment the 2012 presidential campaign as topic A on the nation's nonstop talk shows. Did the justices'...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Yup, I won a game for the Cubs when I was 9 years old, a kind of pre-pubescent reverse-Bartman deal. The next day's Chicago Tribune called the anonymous fan who interfered with a critical eighth-inning play "the fourth outfielder," which. with its...
| Nov 28, 2010
Interviews with former justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are unusual, but "60 Minutes" offers one tonight with John Paul Stevens....
| Nov 26, 2010
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Airport security screenings: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas.). (N) 3 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Cyber Monday; apologizing; apples. (N) 6 a.m.......
| Dec 15, 2010
Any discussion about televisionâs greatest hit always comes back to one show: "60 Minutes."...
| Jan 3, 2011
It reads like a feature story, or maybe the voice-over for a documentary on the History Channel: "In 1935 â in the midst of the Great Depression â many Americans sought respite from the nationâs economic troubles at their local......
| May 3, 2011
CBS News Tuesday made it official and named Scott Pelley anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News."I covered Pelley in the 1980s in Dallas when he was a star reporter at WFAA-TV's outstanding news operation and I was the TV critic/columnist for...