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Justices Scalia and Ginsburg say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA surveillance

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities. The two justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made the comments during a public event at the…

Plane with Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg evacuated

WASHINGTON — A plane carrying 179 passengers including US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was evacuated Wednesday after an engine problem that led the pilot to deploy emergency chutes, officials said. Ginsburg, 78, was “fine” after sliding down the chute in the evacuation at Dulles International Airport outside Washington,…

Supreme Court rejects global warming lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a global warming lawsuit against five big power companies, its most important environmental ruling since 2007 and a victory for the utilities and the Obama administration. The justices unanimously overturned a ruling by a U.S. appeals court that the lawsuit now…

Court hears arguments on violent video games

Supreme Court hears arguments on whether violent video games should be government-regulated The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying ultra-violent video games in which players maim, kill or sexually assault images of people. But several justices said the law…

Shorter Michael Gerson

I will put in context Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s word about the racial dynamics of Roe v. Wade by taking them wildly out of context. I wish every conservative commentator had to spend a week working in a public defender’s office and another week in a public health clinic. Either they’d…

And another thing

Right wingers are up in arms about this quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was…

Way to go, Mark Halperin!

I’m sure y’all have seen this at this point, but who cares? It’s an insta-classic in the art of acting like a super-entitled prick. This is an official Time.com blog. It’s hard not to boggle at the nerve that it takes to declare white men an oppressed group because they’ve…

Dude Nation turns Supreme Court stupid

One of the major problems with lack of female representation in Congress and the courts is that even when men are generally liberal and try to get it, the boys club mentality seems to set in and infect their ability to act like compassionate adults who grasp that women are…

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