Post Politics: Supreme Court


Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Holder praises Sotomayor’s ‘courageous’ pro-affirmative action dissent

But the attorney general didn’t take a specific stance on the Supreme Court’s decision.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:30 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on affirmative action

“The decision by Michigan voters reflects the ongoing national dialogue about such practices,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:50 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Supreme Court strikes down overall campaign contribution limits

The court did not overturn limits on individual contributions, but it will now allow people to contribute to as many candidates and party committees as they want.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:36 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Supreme Court won’t look at reinstating Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signed the ban into law in April 2012, and nine other states have similar bans.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Not even Justice Kagan is immune from jury duty

The Supreme Court justice showed up for jury duty Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court.

By Bob Barnes  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Obamacare’s employer mandate

It is the second time the court has opted against hearing such a challenge.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:22 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacae, Supreme Court

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Supreme Court lets EPA’s climate authority stand, will review permitting question

Groups including the oil and chemical industry had challenged several aspects of the EPA’s regulatory authority.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Biden pitches Napolitano for Supreme Court

Napolitano is leaving the Department of Homeland Security to become president of the University of California.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:40 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 06/26/2013

The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision: Live updates

The decisions are set to come down shortly after 10 a.m. eastern time. Stay tuned below for all the latest news, reaction and analysis.

By Rachel Weiner and Aaron Blake  |  09:46 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 06/25/2013

The Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act decision: Live updates

The Supreme Court effectively struck down a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:16 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 06/24/2013

What happened in the Supreme Court today

We didn't get the big decisions, but that doesn't mean there wasn't any news. Here's what you should know.

By Rachel Weiner  |  12:35 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Clarence Thomas compares Affirmative Action policies to segregation

Thomas argued that he sides against the University of Texas's Affirmative Action policies, comparing the school's justifications to those of Jim Crow-era segregationists.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:29 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Supreme Court agrees to review controversial EPA air rule

The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule would have reduced pollutants from coal-fired power plants.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:36 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Sri Srinivasan confirmed to judicial seat in unanimous Senate vote

Sri Srinivasan is considered a likely potential nominee to the Supreme Court if a vacancy arises.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  12:25 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 04/29/2013

O'Connor: Maybe Supreme Court shouldn't have taken Bush v. Gore

Ex-Supreme Court justice suggests that the high court probably should have stayed out of the 2000 election.

By Rachel Weiner  |  10:22 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Highlights from Supreme Court arguments on Prop. 8 gay marriage case

Excerpts from Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments California's gay marriage ban.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  04:13 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  same sex marriage, supreme court

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Updates on Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments on gay marriage

Updates from the SCOTUSblog Twitter account as the Supreme Court hears arguments on California's Proposition 8.

By Amrita Jayakumar  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, prop 8, scotus, supreme court

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she's got at least two years left

The justice is the oldest member of the Supreme Court at 79.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:20 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage arguments

A decision is likely this summer

By Robert Barnes  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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