He says the agency’s domestic spying violates the constitution
Court Debates Whether Pledge of Allegiance ‘Under God’ is Form of Discrimination
Boston judge to weigh in on the heavily litigated phrase
Kenyan Man Tries to Overturn the Death Sentence of Jesus Christ
Kenyan lawyer Dola Indidis is on a mission: to get the International Court of Justice at the Hague to overturn the conviction and death sentence of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago.
Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy, Guilty of Espionage
The military leaker could still face life behind bars.
States Eye Voting Obstacles in Wake of High-Court Ruling
Less than a week after the Supreme Court watered down the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a handful of states seemed poised to roll back the protections afforded to minorities by the 48-year-old law
High Court Rolls Back the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Racially-troubled counties no longer need federal ok to change local election laws.
Justice Anthony Kennedy may hold the key vote in four major cases next month.
What Will Justice Kennedy Do?
For decades the country’s top lawyers have tried to come up with a unifying theory for Justice Anthony Kennedy’s jurisprudence in hopes of winning over the closely divided Supreme Court’s key swing vote. Sometimes siding with …
Sued: DOJ Brings E-Book Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple, Publishers
Just like that, Apple is officially on the receiving end of a major antitrust lawsuit filed this morning by the U.S. Justice Department for alleged e-book price-fixing. The suit, filed in New York district court, includes …
The Lone Star Way: Why Texas’ Legal War with the Federal Government Could Be the Biggest One Yet
The debate over what has come to be called Obamacare moved into the eye of a political storm last week as the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the law’s constitutionality. With its civilized tone, the legal discourse was akin to the …
Is Obamacare Constitutional?
Two interesting columns this morning on the Supreme Court’s upcoming consideration of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. Jonathan Cohn, one of the very best writers on this subject, cuts to the chase: If the individual mandate — the requirement that everyone purchase health insurance — is unconstitutional, then Medicare and …
The 2nd Circuit Slams Occupy Wall Street ‘Hero’ Judge Rakoff
Remember how last fall that “heroic” Manhattan-based U.S. district court judge Jed Rakoff “ripped the SEC a new one” by blocking a massive settlement the agency had proposed with Citigroup for the bank’s allegedly knowing and …
The Gay Marriage Decision: Is It Too Narrow to Reach the Supreme Court?
Tuesday’s ruling striking down California’s ban on gay marriage marks the first time a federal appellate court has squarely rejected a state decision to limit marriage to straight couples. In so doing, it scored big for the two …