Judge Brett Kavanaugh is not only a threat to a woman's right to choose and to LGBTQ equality. He is a danger to the government's ability to regulate pretty much anything. Judge Kavanaugh (not to … [Read more...] about SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Other Radical Views
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Here's how it's going to go down. Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh, a radical right conservative, to the Supreme Court. If the Republicans in the Senate rubber stamp the nominee, as is expected, … [Read more...] about The Right’s Plan to Take Away Our Rights
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring. Donald Trump, aided by a pliant and hypocritical Senate Republican caucus, will fill his seat, likely with someone even more conservative than … [Read more...] about Will We Miss Justice Kennedy?
I have a lot of feelings about Justice Kennedy's retirement. I'm angry. Angry at Republicans who stole a seat away from President Obama. Angry at those who said there was no difference between … [Read more...] about Justice Kennedy Retires. That Means One Thing.
The Supreme Court's decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop has to be described as narrow. It answered none of the major doctrinal questions raised by the baker's claims. Justice Kennedy did not say whether … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why Even The Narrow Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision is Bad
Today, the Supreme Court got it wrong. In a 7-2 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, with Justices Breyer and Kagan joining all five conservatives, the Court ruled in … [Read more...] about Gays Can’t Have Their Cake, SCOTUS Rules: ANALYSIS
Oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission recently concluded. Many commentators are already suggesting that the argument went poorly for pro-equality forces. … [Read more...] about Masterpiece Cakeshop Arguments: A Divided SCOTUS on What Should Be an Easy Case
Yesterday, we discussed some of the legal issues that will likely come up during today's oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop. Today I want to talk more broadly about the implications of this case … [Read more...] about Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado: A License to Discriminate with Echoes to the Past
Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Masterpiece Cakeshop is one of a number of recent cases in which owners of small … [Read more...] about The ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop’ Case Isn’t About Cake: What To Expect at the Supreme Court
Yesterday, I responded to conservatives' legal argument that the Second Amendment, which the Supreme Court has read to sort of create a right for individuals to own some firearms for the sole purpose … [Read more...] about The False and Insulting Argument About Hitler, Guns, and the Jews