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Supreme Court Topples Precedent to Hobble Public Unions In a major blow to labor, public-sector unions will have to represent nonmembers without compensation.
How Neil Gorsuch Became the Second-Most-Polarizing Man in Washington So much for the hope that he might be a mild-mannered, semi-moderate justice.
Gorsuch Sides With Court Liberals — But Follows Scalia — in Deportation Case If someone can explain to Trump that his pet SCOTUS Justice was just following Scalia, he may remain calm about a decision stopping deportations.
Denying Merrick Garland a Hearing Biggest Accomplishment of McConnell’s Career McConnell knows conservatives will forgive him — and Trump — almost anything in exchange for Supreme Court appointments.
Labor Movement’s Worst Nightmare Heads Back to the Supreme Court Public-sector unions dodged a bullet last year when SCOTUS deadlocked on suit denying them fees for collective bargaining. But the threat is back.
Senate Confirms Gorsuch Big questions now include Gorsuch’s impact on the Court, the fight’s impact on the Senate, and the possibility Trump will get to fill another vacancy.
Why the GOP Is More Protective of the First Amendment Than They Used to Be Threats to jail flag-burners were standard for conservatives a generation ago. Today Trump is more of an outlier.
Antonin Scalia Might Have Saved Sanctuary Cities His ruling in a 1997 gun-control case could prevent Trump from punishing cities that refuse to cooperate with mass deportation.
SCOTUS Is Back in Session But Still Deadlocked The Court has already rejected several big cases thanks to its 4-4 ideological deadlock. Expect more of that until a ninth justice is confirmed.
Antonin Scalia School Renamed Due to Acronym If it weren’t for Twitter, the ASSoL at George Mason University would have been a beautiful reality.
Scalia-less SCOTUS Gives Surprise Reprieve to Public-Sector Unions An anticipated 5-4 decision that would have gutted union membership rolls did not happen.
Trump Campaign Manager Bruises Breitbart Writer After Corey Lewandowski bruised a Breitbart reporter, the pro-Trump site may have helped him escape a difficult interview.
Justice Clarence Thomas Asks His First Question in 10 Years Two weeks after Antonin Scalia fell silent, Thomas makes himself heard.
Justice Scalia Died While Vacationing With a Secret Society of Elite Hunters Who keeps gerrymandered districts on the maps? Who keeps the liberals under wraps? We do, we do!
Law Students ‘Traumatized’ by Anti-Scalia Email “All we can do, really, is convey our solidarity with our wonderful students. We share your pain. We share your anger. We stand with you. You are not alone. Be strong as Justice Scalia was strong.”
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Will the Supreme Court Just Disappear? Its power is derived from custom and deference. How old-fashioned.
Supreme Court Opening Creates ‘Battle of a Different Order’ Ideological and partisan polarization plus availability of the filibuster could mean an epic Court fight that could go on well past the elections.
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Scalia’s Death and the Republican Party of Strict Obstructionism The lovers of the Constitution now want to block any Supreme Court nominee President Obama puts forward.
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The Battle for the Supreme Court Is About to Go Mainstream Scalia’s death means the shape of the Court will be a campaign issue for the first time.
Judge Discloses Scalia’s Health Problems He had heart problems and high blood pressure, but the way his death was investigated was still odd.
Exact Cause of Scalia’s Death Still Unclear His family didn’t want an autopsy performed.
How the Republican Plan to Replace Justice Scalia Could Backfire Whether they obstruct Obama’s nominee or not, there are a lot of ways for the GOP to lose this fight.
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How Scalia’s Death Will Change the Supreme Court, America, and the Planet In this era of activist judges, Scalia’s absence will reshape the Court whether the Senate confirms a replacement or not.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dead at 79 The conservative legend, who apparently died in his sleep, had served on the Court since 1986.
A Diner’s ‘Antonin Scalia Is a Douche’ Brunch Sold Out in Two “People were just loving saying it — ‘I’ll have the Scalia Is a Douche, please.’”
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Marriage Equality and the Modern Social Revolution A period of cultural transformation as rapid and deep as anything since the 1960s.
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Scalia, Roberts Think Having Two Cell Phones Is Very Strange, Suspicious The Supreme Court continues its streak of not knowing much about technology.
Justice Scalia Learned the Difference Between TV and HBO Today During the Supreme Court arguments on Aereo, Scalia was informed about premium cable.
Antonin Scalia Says Chicago Deep-Dish ‘Shouldn’t Be Called Now all we need is for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to weigh in on the virtues of New York’s taco scene and we’ll be set.
Justice Scalia Knew This Was Going to Happen He warned us about “the so-called homosexual agenda” in his sodomy dissent ten years ago.