PostPartisan: Supreme Court


Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 04/22/2014

The Supreme Court affirmative action guessing game

Where is the Supreme Court? It’s still not so clear.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  07:47 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affirmative action, Supreme Court

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/18/2014

‘Inside the fight for marriage equality’

Jo Becker delivers a riveting account of how California’s Proposition 8 went from voter passage in 2008 to Supreme Court invalidation in 2013.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/02/2014

The Insiders: On campaign finance, the Supreme Court should do more

Our campaign finance system is doing a great disservice to the country, but not in the way the usual whiners suggest.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign contributions, campaign finance, Congress, Democrats, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Behind the (animated) scenes of the Supreme Court

Editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes on the scene at the high court.

By Ann Telnaes  |  10:43 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contraception, Hobby Lobby, Supreme Court

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Hobby Lobby: Was Mitt Romney right?

‘Corporations are people, my friend.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Supreme fear of gay marriage should fade

A new Post-ABC News poll shows that more Americans believe gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry than those who don’t.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Chris Christie has an Iowa problem

He may yet figure a way out of this Republican conundrum, but he will be the first.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Romney, South Carolina, Supreme Court

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/09/2013

The Insiders: Campaign finance charade enters Supreme Court

The Supreme Court should acknowledge the obvious and remove campaign contribution restrictions.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, McCutheon v. FEC, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/07/2013

The Insiders: It’s time to end campaign contribution limits

I hope the Supreme Court will be able to do what others have not been able to do and eliminate contribution limits on what parties and campaigns can accept.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, contribution limits, elections, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Invoking the 14th to avoid default on the 17th

As we get closer to that ‘X date’ for destroying the full faith and credit of the United States, divergent paths beckon.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:51 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, economy, Supreme Court

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 09/23/2013

‘Constitutional conservatives’ ignore the Constitution on Obamacare

They can’t accept that they have lost the argument and that elections have consequences

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:47 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare, Republicans, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Four straight black men who led on gay rights

Four straight black men hastened the demise of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and DOMA.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Great judge, terrible political analyst

If she and Stephen Breyer care about the principles they've fought for on the bench, they should resign. Soon.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  judicial nominations, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/26/2013

John Lewis and the continued 'March to Justice'

"There's a lot of pain, a lot of hurt in America," Lewis said. The pain and hurt were palpable during the Q

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  March on Washington, Race, Supreme Court

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Married gay couples getting 'the dignity and respect they deserve'

Excitement over the death of DOMA is giving way to amazement over the actions being taken in its wake.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:18 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/01/2013

When Congress refuses to govern

A do-nothing Congress appears to have given way to a let-someone-else-do-it Congress.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:19 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Republicans, Supreme Court

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Texas Republicans get it wrong on Holder and the Voting Rights Act

Actually, the Supreme Court did allow the attorney general to mess with Texas.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  04:24 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Supreme Court, voting rights act

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/22/2013

An evening with Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan

One suffered an injustice and decided to take on the federal government. The other decided to help her right that wrong -- and they won.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/02/2013

The insiders: Republicans are jeopardizing their long-term brand viability for short-term gains

Republicans jeopardizing long-term brand viability for short-term gains

By Carter Eskew  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act, Bush, medicaid, Mitch McConnell, National Football League, obama, Supreme Court

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Obama comes out for gays in Africa

Obama was direct and clear in espousing American values to the people of Africa. That he is African American only adds to their weight and power.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Why I hope Scalia is right on same-sex marriage

Is Antonin Scalia correct about the inevitability of the court finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage?

By Ruth Marcus  |  04:12 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013

The Insiders: The remarkable Roberts Court

The Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act this week acknowledged the obvious about personal freedom. Chief Justice Robert's court is remarkable and uniquely balanced, and I hope President Obama does not get another Supreme Court pick.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, DOMA, gay marriage, john roberts, Prop 8, Supreme Court, The Insiders, voting rights act

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/26/2013

From the Stonewall Riots to the right to gay marriage

Today should be known henceforth as LGBT Liberation Day.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 06/23/2013

Awaiting SCOTUS: From no recognition to marriage equality

The numerical state of equality for same-sex couples won't change. But the status of various forms of legal recognition for those couples would change dramatically.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:40 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/20/2013

SCOTUS should follow Murkowski's conservative lead on gay marriage

Her powerful statement was a clear expression of her conservative ideals, and it should be mirrored by the Supreme Court.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Republicans, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/27/2013

A Supreme conference on same-sex marriage

What the justices might say to each other behind closed doors.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Supreme Court

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Managing Prop 8 argument expectations

We can't tell how the justices will rule based on the oral arguments.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prop 8, Proposition 8, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: Antonin Scalia, another Republican albatross

Add another choker to the list of those damaging the party's prospects.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antonin Scalia, Justice Scalia, Republican Party, Republicans, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: Same-sex marriage -- it's personal

A debate on Meet the Press this past weekend made me realize my own story matters.

By Hilary Rosen  |  08:29 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay rights, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 03/18/2013

The Insiders: What I find wrong about George Will's argument

Social scientists, according to Will, are notoriously liberal.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:10 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, gay marriage, george will, Supreme Court

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/08/2013

'Sorry' Bill Clinton didn't say more about DOMA

As welcome as Clinton's words against DOMA are, there are two that are conspicuously absent:

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Obama continues to make gay history

Obama burnished his image as "the first gay president" with his amicus brief calling for the invalidation of Proposition 8.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 03/01/2013

No surprise in Obama's gay marriage brief

Anyone surprised by the administration's action hasn't been paying attention to the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:04 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 02/27/2013

The Insiders: Undoing the Voting Rights Act -- careful what you wish for

The Supreme Court review of the Voting Rights Act comes at a terrible time for the GOP.

By Hilary Rosen  |  08:52 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil Rights, Republican Party, Supreme Court, The Insiders, voting

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 02/20/2013

The Insiders: Empowering campaigns and political parties

The Supreme Court should overturn the contribution limits. Our current campaign finance system has it exactly backwards.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:32 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns, Democrats, Political Contributions, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012

The NRA's party stories

What seems like a story about the gun lobby is really about how our political parties work now.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Mitch McConnell, nra, Senate, sonia sotomayor, Supreme Court

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Supreme caution on Court and gay marriage

The more I read about what the court may or may not do, the more I'm growing comfortable with the idea that the court might punt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:42 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 12/10/2012

From ambivalence to 'yes' on marriage equality

Will the Supreme Court's judgment match the changing attitudes of the nation?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:29 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012

The Supreme Court takes up DOMA

We could be in the final days of the discrimination wrought by the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Medicaid mystery at SCOTUS

Why did the liberal justices join Roberts?

By Charles Lane  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health care, Supreme Court