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Friday’s Jobs Report and the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon Debacle

What does the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision this week have to do with Friday’s jobs report, showing 192,000 new jobs for March?

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McCutcheon and the Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power

If wealth and income weren’t already so concentrated in the hands of a few, the shameful McCutcheon decision by the five Republican appointees to the Supreme Court wouldn’t be as dangerous.

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On Our Highest Court, a Former Lobbyist Guts Campaign Finance Reform

For a large and bipartisan majority of Americans, the increasing power of money in politics is deeply troubling. But not for the conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court, whose members appear to regard the dollar’s domination of democracy as an inevitable consequence of constitutional freedom—and anyway, not a matter of grave concern.

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Money Votes

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Sheldon Adelson’s Menagerie

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Corporate Religion

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Viagra Coverage

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Religious Liberty for Corporations

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What You Need to Know to Follow the Hobby Lobby Cases

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on the religious exemption cases. Here’s how to get up to speed.

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 READ MORE



Revisiting John Roberts’ Decision Gutting Voting Rights

In a decision that will take its place alongside Citizens United as the worst of the Roberts court, the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act last year.

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 READ MORE


Why Hillary Clinton Should Fear Bernie Sanders

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: If the socialist senator runs, he might find an electorate hungry for radical change. Also: Starving students, the Supreme Court’s campaign hypocrisy, and Google owes you $500.

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 READ MORE


Why Hillary Clinton Should Fear Bernie Sanders

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: If the socialist senator runs, he might find an electorate hungry for radical change. Also: Starving students, the Supreme Court’s campaign hypocrisy, and Google owes you $500.

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Recess Is Over: What the Supreme Court Has in Store for Us Now

If you’ve been wondering what has happened to the Supreme Court and all those transformative decisions it was supposed to issue during its 2013-14 term, you’re not alone.

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 READ MORE



In Defense of the Mega-Rich

As food stamps were cut, millionaire Tom “Kristallnacht” Perkins explained the plight of the wealthy; athletes are looking to unionize; and how will Supreme Court justices believing in “natural law” affect their legal decisions? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 READ MORE



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Binational Gay Matrimony Recognized by U.S. Immigration

Tom Knutson and Phan Datthuyawat were married in Sacramento five years ago; now, thanks to the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage on a federal level, Datthuyawat can finally visit his family in Thailand without worrying about being unable to return to America to live with his husband.

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Death for the Disabled: Should We Kill Freddie Lee Hall?

The U.S. Supreme Court now faces what may be the most important legal challenge to the death penalty in years.

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Abortion’s Back on the Supreme Court Docket

Two new cases regarding abortion rights in the U.S. are coming up before the high court. Let’s just hope SCOTUS doesn’t further limit access to reproductive health care as many states are finding ways to do just that.

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 READ MORE


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Supreme Court Preview: A Storm Is on the Horizon

As the war clouds gather over Washington in preparation for airstrikes against Syria, the nine justices who sit on the Supreme Court have returned from summer break and are preparing to kick up a legal storm of their own as they resume their quest to radically transform federal law and the Constitution.

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First SCOTUS Member Officiates at Gay Wedding

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg conducted the marriage ceremony between her close friends Michael M. Kaiser and John Roberts. The wedding took place in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, only a few months after the Supreme Court overturned DOMA and California’s Proposition 8.

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MLK Under Construction

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Racism

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Let Freedom Ring

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GOP Dream Speech

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I Have a Dream

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North Carolina Voter Suppression Laws

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Voter Suppression

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So You Think You Can

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North Carolina

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Kathleen Kane

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California Doomed After Prop 8

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Scalia and Uncle Sam

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Equality

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Voter Rights Act

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A Most Political and Activist Court

The week’s judicial work leads to the question of which way the Supreme Court is looking and how the nine justices are using their enormous power, some of it unchecked even by public needs and wishes.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 READ MORE


The Summit

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Supreme Court Voter ID

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Wedding Bells

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