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Doublex
June 18 2012 10:57 AMA Bill Seeking To Regulate Use of the Word VaginaIt’s time for the government to stop women from using anatomically correct terms.
Jurisprudence
June 11 2012 8:13 AMThe Scales of IntimidationDoes the Supreme Court feel threatened, intimidated, or harassed by the press?
Jurisprudence
June 5 2012 6:42 PMWhat’s the Best Road to Equal Marriage Rights?Superlawyers David Boies and Ted Olson like all the roads that lead to the Supreme Court.
Jurisprudence
May 17 2012 6:54 PMAmerica’s Women Can’t Be TrustedWhen you strip everything away, that’s the root of the GOP’s campaign against abortion, contraception, and laws that protect women from domestic violence.
Jurisprudence
May 11 2012 7:10 PMWhy Obama’s Words Didn’t Go Far EnoughMarriage equality is a federal constitutional right—not a state issue—and it’s time to start acting like it.
Jurisprudence
May 10 2012 4:15 PMIt’s About the Empathy, StupidWhat matters isn’t just Obama’s decision to support gay marriage, but how he got there.
Jurisprudence
April 24 2012 2:56 PMJustice by the NumbersWhen it comes to deciding the future of Obamacare, the Supreme Court should ignore public opinion.
Jurisprudence
April 18 2012 6:56 PMThe Supreme Court’s Bad PrecedentConservative judges increasingly feel free to inject ideology into their decisions. Don’t just look at what they say, but how they say it.
The Chat Room
March 29 2012 4:59 PMScalia’s Liberating Explosion of JoyDahlia Lithwick chats with readers about the Obamacare oral arguments.
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 27 2012 10:47 PMThe Supreme Court’s Dark Vision of FreedomThe court’s conservatives apparently believe in the land of the free. Circa 1804.
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 26 2012 6:17 PMYou Say Tax, I Say PenaltyOn day one of the Supreme Court arguments over Obamacare, the justices did what they do best: argue over boring old 19th-century statutes for the fun of it.
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 20 2012 7:55 PMThe Supreme Court’s Guide to Good ParentingWhen it comes to punishing children, the Supreme Court doesn’t have a clue.
Jurisprudence
March 12 2012 7:02 PMThe Exoneration of Bennett BarbourVirginia knows it has DNA evidence that may prove the innocence of dozens of men convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. Men just like Barbour. So why won’t the state say who they are?
Supreme Court Dispatches
Feb. 28 2012 7:25 PMJustice on the High SeasThe Supreme Court says corporations have a right to free speech. But can they get away with murder?
Doublex
Feb. 16 2012 6:57 PMVirginia’s Proposed Ultrasound Law Is an AbominationUnder the new legislation, women who want an abortion will be forcibly penetrated for no medical reason. Where’s the outrage?
Jurisprudence
June 13 2012 6:32 PMWhy Justice Kennedy Is Just Like AmericaHe may seem mercurial, but he is actually the original independent swing-state voter.
Low Concept
June 8 2012 9:12 AMChaos TheoryA Unified Theory of Muppet Types.
Jurisprudence
May 23 2012 6:26 PMSuppress the Vote!Ohio Republicans want to disqualify voters’ ballots for the mistakes poll workers make.
Jurisprudence
May 15 2012 5:37 PMAnother Virginia DisgraceThe statehouse rejects the judicial nomination of a prosecutor—just because he’s gay.
Politics
May 10 2012 6:57 PMThe Federalist QuestionShould states have a right to decide gay marriage?
Supreme Court Dispatches
April 25 2012 8:10 PMThe Supreme Court Would Like To See Your PapersThe justices say Arizona’s immigration law has nothing to do with race—except when it pleases them.
Doublex
April 20 2012 3:27 PMThe Faux Mommy WarsThere is no such thing as the “women’s vote” and the Mommy Wars were never real.
Jurisprudence
March 30 2012 4:11 PMLights! Cameras! It’s the Supreme Court!If the justices are going to act like Fox News, why not broadcast oral arguments for the world to see?
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 28 2012 10:12 PMA Moment of Silence for ObamacarePrayers, depression, and Latin phrases. Obamacare looks to have had another very bad day.
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 27 2012 4:10 PMPlace Your Bets on ObamacareIt appears we’ll have a photo finish. Obama’s signature legislative achievement will probably rise or fall on the opinion of John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy.
Jurisprudence
March 22 2012 7:58 PMIt’s Not About the Law, StupidForget precedent. Ignore Scalia’s musings. Next week’s health care argument before the Supreme Court is all about optics, politics, and public opinion.
Jurisprudence
March 19 2012 6:25 PMYou Can’t Occupy ThisThe government says the anti-protest bill was just a small tweak of the existing law. Don’t believe it.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 29 2012 9:51 PMNo Cause for CelebrationPro-choice supporters think they got Virginia's governor to cave on the state’s controversial ultrasound law. But he is about to sign a new law that is just as bad.  
Supreme Court Dispatches
Feb. 22 2012 8:13 PMHeavy MedalsSotomayor’s boyfriends lie to her? And the other untruths that worry the Supreme Court.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 9 2012 7:05 PMIs That All You Got?How the proponents of a gay marriage ban just ran out of arguments.

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