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Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 139: What's your senator up to this holiday weekend?

It's Thursday, June 30 and Day 139 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 102 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Clarence Thomas Has His Own Constitution

This year’s Supreme Court term abounded in so much drama—the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the tie votes among the remaining Justices, the liberal victories in the final days—that it was possible to miss a curious subplot: the full flowering of Justice Clarence Thomas’s judicial eccentricity.

Supreme Court Session Promised Much, Delivered Little To Business

A Supreme Court session derailed by the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia delivered little certainty to businesses.

The Supreme Court Closes a Complicated Term with a Few Quiet Surprises

The plan, hatched by Senate Republicans after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February, was to make the presidential election into a referendum on the future of the Supreme Court. But the court has not cooperated. Given multiple chances to stir up a ruckus at the end of the term, the eight Justices…

-Supreme Court Rejects Washington Pharmacists’ Religious Liberty Suit

The current makeup of the US Supreme Court, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, now puts American religious liberty in jeopardy. The court voted not to hear an appeal of a Washington State law that forces pharmacists to dispense abortifacients regardless of religious conscience and convictions. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: The […]

New York Times: Right-Wing SCOTUS Disappoints Conservatives

Um, no conservative really expected sweeping victories after the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Get the narrative right, New York Times. Photo by synthvisions

Supreme Court Breakfast Table

Friends: When this Breakfast Table was launched last week, I expected that we would be talking an awful lot about Justice Antonin Scalia and his death’s influence on the court and the term. It’s been striking, in retrospect, how little...Show More Summary

Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia’s death

Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death transformed the Supreme Court's term, shifted power to its liberal wing and started a transition that will be greatly affected by who wins the presidency. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia’s death appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 136: Who do Republicans want to fill this court seat, again?

It's Tuesday, June 28 and Day 136 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 103 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Antonin Scalia’s Absence Felt as Court Ends Term

The Supreme Court of the United States ended its first term after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia Monday with three decisions on the hot button issues of abortion, gun rights and public corruption. Scalia’s absence was not felt on any of the issues, as a clear majority of the court came together in each…

Justices Alito and Thomas Throw Hissy Fits Over the Abortion Decision

With the late Justice Antonin Scalia no longer on the Supreme Court, it was up to Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas to object passionately to Monday's decision that invalidated a Texas law imposing onerous restrictions on abortion clinics. Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 132: Republicans duck Trump but want to hand him the Supreme Court

I t's Friday, June 24 and Day 132 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 99 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Affirmative Action Won, But Now It Faces a Far Bigger Threat

Samuel Alito knows how to play the long game. The Supreme Court justice might find himself increasingly authoring dissents for the minority side of the eight-member court, following the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but that doesn't keep him from trying to move the ball on ideological issues he cares about. Show More Summary

Antonin Scalia's death had a profound impact on the ruling in favor of affirmative action in college admissions

On Thursday, the US Supreme Court upheld race-based decisions in college admissions in the landmark Fisher v. University of Texas case. The court ruled 4-3 in the university's favor, with Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg,...Show More Summary

In Upholding UT's Affirmative Action Program, Supreme Court Brings Closure To The Issue - For Now

In a 4-3 ruling broken down on ideological grounds, the Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action program used by the University of Texas. With the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat still unfilled and Elena Kagan sitting out because of her previous work on the case as Solicitor General, Justice Anthony Kennedy [...]

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 131: The fallout from a deadlocked court

It's Thursday, June 23 and Day 131 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 98 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 130: The Fourth Amendment not further chipped away, for now

It's Wednesday, June 22 and Day 130 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 97 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Scalia on the Second Amendment

In the majority decision in the SCOTUS case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia writes, “Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any [...]Show More Summary

Antonin Scalia and the Clear and Present Danger of Second Amendment Fundamentalism

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The late Supreme Court justice, having bestowed the Constitution’s blessing on personal gun rights, bears responsibility for our collective impotence in response to the madness of gun violence in America.

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