#HellerTheHypocrite Working to Pack the Courts with Right Wing Unqualified Judges

After the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice Merrick Garland was nominated for a seat on Supreme Court of the United States. The obstruction of the Republican party made it so Garland wouldn’t receive a fair hearing. Senator Heller told us that would not take a position on the issue of Federal Courts …

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BREAKING: The Biggest Legal Attack On Unions In Decades Is Dead

— by Ian Millhiser When the Supreme Court met last January to hear an aggressive attempt to defund public sector unions, the news looked grim for organized workers. All five of the Court’s conservatives seemed ready to accept the plaintiffs’ legal arguments, a result that would have potentially had catastrophic financial consequences for many unions. Then …

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An Historic Attempt To Kill Roe v. Wade May Backfire Spectacularly On The Anti-Choice Right

— by IAN MILLHISER, ThinkProgress.org It was supposed to be an epic battle over the fate of Roe v. Wade. Next week, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a challenge to Texas’s ambitious anti-abortion law HB2. If this law is upheld — a very real possibility in a conservative Supreme …

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The Supreme Court Just Blew A Gaping Hole In The Wall Of Separation Between Church And State

— by IAN MILLHISER CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK Town of Greece v. Galloway is the case that proponents of the separation of church and state have feared ever since Justice Sandra Day O’Connor left the Supreme Court in 2006. It strikes at the heart of the constitutional prohibition on government endorsement of religious doctrine or belief. And it brings …

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What Does “Conservative Judicial Activism” Look Like

— by Erin Neff, Executive Director, ProgressNow Nevada The majority on the U.S. Supreme Court continues to stridently put politics above justice as it finishes its radical term this week. Today the court upheld the most controversial aspect of Arizona’s immigration law — the portion that all but sanctions racial profiling. While the court did strike down …

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