January 27, 2010
Obama's first State of the Union address took on big banks, health care, and job creation. But it won't solve the country's woes—that much is up to the Democrats and Republicans in Congress.
January 24, 2010
The Supreme Court's recklessness in the corporate speech case is in sharp contrast to another decision it issued the same day.
January 21, 2010
For years, federal campaign spending limits prevented corporations from influencing elections. Those days are over...
November 18, 2009
When it comes to appointing federal judges, President Obama shouldn’t try to play center. Centrist judges will not balance judges on the right. Left balances right.
October 6, 2009
The new Supreme Court, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor, will decide just how soon we give up on kids—usually black kids.
September 2, 2009
On the heels of the Sotomayor confirmation, another Supreme Court seat may be in play. The potential appointment of three justices in his first term will make President Obama among the most powerful presidents to influence the Court’s direction in decades.
by Benjamin Todd Jealous onAugust 19, 2009
When I met Troy Davis earlier this year, I was convinced of his innocence. Why did it take the American justice system so long to act?
by Liza Sabater onAugust 7, 2009
The Senate Judiciary Hearings were all about the "politics of humiliation." But Republican Senators also put Sotomayor through her paces because she dared to identify as a proud Latina.
August 6, 2009
Senate votes 68 to 31 for judge who will be first Hispanic to serve on High Court.
August 6, 2009
It's a truly sad state of (GOP) affairs when an underqualified woman of color uses all her empathetic ethnic guile to ascend to the highest bench in the land...
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