"Events in the past few weeks have made clear that the judicial branch is not immune" from workplace sexual harassment, Chief Justice John Roberts writes.
One way dictators take over democracies is by threatening the independence of a nation’s courts. Donald Trump is doing just this.
With congressional Republicans in the majority and unwilling to cross the president, the job of containing his incipient tyranny falls to three groups.
If corporations are people, then they should count toward the carpool lane, argues Jonathan Frieman of San Rafael, Calif. The cop who ticketed Frieman didn't buy it, but Frieman is of course really looking for an opportunity to challenge the judiciary's plainly absurd rulings on corporate personhood.
As a result of a grotesque confluence of cultural iconography celebrating the virtues of an armed citizenry, political cowardice in the face of pro-gun lobbies like the NRA, and a judiciary that has redefined the meaning of the Second Amendment, we have become a nation bereft of effective gun control, reduced to waiting for the next firearm fueled massacre.The question arises with renewed urgency: When and how will the madness stop?
Egypt’s highest court has accused President Mohamed Morsi of staging an “unprecedented attack” on the judiciary by granting himself extensive new powers, including a ban on revoking presidential decisions and a prohibition against dissolving the legislative assembly.
The idealistic left might be willing to gamble away the judiciary, but the right never will.
I'm hoping for the moment when a federal judge picked by a Democratic president strikes down the health care law. Or when a Republican-appointed judge upholds it.