The Supreme Court head argument on March 2 in the case of Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd, questioning whether John Ashcroft is entitled to immunity from charges that Abdullah Al-Kidd was held under the act allowing detention of material witnesses, but was treated as a suspect and
Whether you believe the Constitution is a living document, or whether you believe the Constitution is rigid and should only be interpreted according the expressed intent of the framers, we can all agree that the Constitution protects free speech (except apparently Samuel Alito). The
Is it a problem when a Supreme Court justice chooses not to ask questions at oral argument? Is it a problem when that same justice doesn't seek consensus with others to try to craft majority opinions and guide the law? Do Justice Thomas's
No need to rewrite an already good post. ScotusBlog provides links to all kinds of coverage of the goings-on with Justice Scalia, including his assertion that the 14th amendment does not extend to women's right and his participation in Michelle Bachmann's Constitution course for incoming
The Supreme Court has denied a request by the Log Cabin Republicans that the stay of an injunction barring enforcement of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals be vacated.
Translating this from lawyer-speak into regular-person speak: the ruling by District
It is the height of folly to make hard and fast predictions about the impact of freshly minted Supreme Court decisions, especially when the Court announces a new standard. Yet it is safe to predict that Ricci v. DeStefano, while not as
When he left Congress in 1901, George White, an African American Republican from Tarboro, North Carolina, announced that it was “perhaps the Negro’s temporary farewell to Congress.” Mr. White’s premonition was right. Voters from North Carolina would not send another African