U.S. Supreme Court needs a code of conduct

Scuttle SCOTUS’s life tenure

    Herman Schwartz at Politico: Life tenure for Supreme Court justices does not belong in a democracy. It gives an unelected public official immense power for decades over the lives of hundreds of millions of people without any accountability. It should be abolished and replaced with a single, nonrenewable term of approximately 15 years.

  • Posted: 03/08/2012
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.politico.com

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Justice Scalia tells Catholics to brave the scorn of worldly people

How is the Roberts Court unusual? A law professor counts the ways.

U.S. Supreme Justices and EU Court of Human Rights Judges Meet to Discuss Freedom of Expression

An Increasingly Unrepresentative Court

Local governments watching Supreme Court tax case

Obama admin pulls out the stops to win over one conservative Justice

House votes to overturn Supreme Court decision on eminent domain

U.S. Supreme Court rejects National Organization for Marriage lawsuit in Maine

SCOTUS Argument Preview: Tax forgiveness and equality

    SCOTUS Blog: At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear one hour of oral argument on Armour, et al., v. Indianapolis, et al. (11-161), testing whether some taxpayers may be given a break on their tax obligations, when that is denied to others. Arguing for the challenging taxpayers will be Mark T. Stancil of the Washington office of Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber. Arguing for the city of Indianapolis, local officials, and agencies will be Paul D. Clement of the Washington law firm of Bancroft PLLC. This is the only case being argued Wednesday.

  • Posted: 02/28/2012
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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Supreme Court 101 in session at high court

Supreme Court to decide free speech challenge to military medals law

A Troubling trend in the Courts: Americans must demand action from the political branches

Scalia Courted as Unlikely Obama Ally in Top Court Health Battle

High court torn over law banning lie about medals

Supreme Court refuses grandparents case

High court to take new look at affirmative action

How Justice Ginsburg Struck Out in the “Pro-Choice” Movement

Justice Kennedy, Abortion, and Same-Sex Marriage

Congress looks for ways around Supreme Court

Justice Breyer robbed at West Indies vacation home

Noah Feldman: “Ginsburg’s Right, U.S. Constitution Is a Bad Model”

Ginsburg questions 1973 abortion ruling’s timing

Senate Judiciary Approves Bill Requiring Cameras in Supreme Court

Ilya Somin: Ginsburg and Scalia on Foreign Constitutions

    Ilya Somin at the Volokh Conspiracy: Conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby has a good article today on the somewhat overwrought criticism of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for saying, in Cairo, that the US Constitution is not a good model for other countries in 2012. As Jacoby points out, conservative Justice Antonin Scalia recently actually said that “[t]he bill of rights of the former ‘evil empire,’ the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was much better than ours,” without raising any such hackles.

  • Posted: 02/09/2012
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: volokh.com

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Matthew J. Franck: The Ninth Circuit’s Desperate Targeting of Justice Kennedy

U.S. Supreme Court may not hear Prop. 8 appeal due narrowness of the ruling

Contraceptive mandate could face tough sledding in Supreme Court

Georgetown U. Law Center: Moot Court Is Anything But

GW Law School to host four Supreme Court justices

Supreme Court Fails to Communicate Effectively to Public, Law Scholar Argues

Newt Gingrich v. The Nine: Can POTUS Ignore SCOTUS?

Rick Perry’s Supreme Court Idea : 18 Year Terms for the Justices

Man Sues Supreme Court Marshal For Right to Hold Sign on Court Grounds

Supreme Court says no to debate over Elena Kagan health care role

Michael Stokes Paulsen on Roe: SCOTUS has forfeited entitlement to have decisions respected

Scalia: Throw Out Phony Undue Burden Test on Abortion Laws

U.S. Supreme Court throws out judge-drawn Texas electoral maps

Why Justice Kagan May Need to Recuse Herself from Obamacare Case

Does First Amendment protect students’ online speech off-campus?

Paul Clement at Center of Supreme Court’s Blockbuster Cases

Court angst for left over healthcare

Supreme Court rejects appeals in student speech cases

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Order List

Supreme Court to consider educators’ response to cyber-bullying

On health reform, the election will matter more than SCOTUS

Supreme Court Hears Case Of Workers Fighting Union Over Dues Spent On Political Effort

U.S. Supreme Court justices leery of FOX request to relax broadcast decency standards

Is The Obama Admin Trying To Box In Scalia On The Health Care Mandate?

    TPMDC: In its amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court Friday, the Justice Department cited no fewer than 10 times the 2005 Gonzalez v. Raich case, in which Scalia (and Justice Anthony Kennedy) broke with the court’s conservative wing to hand down what scholars viewed as one of the broadest declarations of federal power under the Commerce Clause: a 6-3 ruling decreeing that Congress may ban a medical-marijuana patient from growing cannabis for personal use in California where it’s legal.

  • Posted: 01/11/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com

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High court backs foreign campaign contribution ban

Legal Periodical: Justice Ginsburg and Religious Liberty

Obama administration defends healthcare law in Supreme Court brief

SCOTUS expected to weigh Montana campaign finance appeal

Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Gingrich threats a dark omen for courts?

Supreme Court takes up Idaho wetlands property rights dispute

A Federal Judge Responds Defiantly to Chief Justice Roberts

Chief Justice Roberts defends Justices’ ethics

    Reacting to critics of the Supreme Court who have raised their voices lately about the Justices’ ethical values, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., used his year-end report on Saturday to seek to reassure the nation that he and his eight colleagues are sensitive to the issue, and are entitled to the public’s confidence in their integrity.

  • Posted: 01/03/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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Thomas Messner: ADF Seeks Supreme Court Review for Christian Student Groups | Heritage Foundation

U.S. Supreme Court: February and March calendars — day by day

Challenging college to be ‘marketplace of ideas’ | One News Now

3 days of argument on health care

ADF asks U.S. Supreme Court to reverse ruling that excludes religious groups from college campuses

U.S. Supreme Court redistricting orders create political ‘nightmare’ in Texas

DOJ Memo: Solicitor General Kagan ‘Substantially Participated’ in Obamacare-Related Case

Lyle Denniston: Political Trouble Ahead for the Supreme Court

Can Congress Require Cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court?

Redistricting Orders Throw Texas Politics Into Disarray — Redistricting

    The Texas Tribune: Forget everything. The candidate announcements, the relocations, the decisions not to run again, the who vs. who vs. who and the campaign finance. Poof! With a one-paragraph order on Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court froze the Texas congressional and legislative elections and replaced pre-holiday candidate filings, politicking and fundraising with uncertainty and chaos.

  • Posted: 12/12/2011
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.texastribune.org

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