Judicial Judo: The Chief Justice and Obamacare

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John Peeler: In handing a defeat to the Republicans, Roberts thereby also handed them a bludgeon with which to attack Obama as a tax-and-spend liberal.

Supreme Court on Trial

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Brent Budowsky: Chief Justice John Roberts is a brilliant and charming man, but he is a man with a hard ideological agenda who is taking the court in dangerous and in some important ways unprecedented directions.

How Koch Industries Manipulates Oil Market

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Lee Fang: Koch along with Enron pioneered a number of complex financial products to leverage its privileged position in the energy industry.

Why Clarence Thomas Owes African-Americans an Apology

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David Love: When Ginni Thomas — the Tea Partying wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — left Anita Hill a voicemail message asking for an apology, she got it all wrong. It’s really Clarence Thomas who owes the apology, to the black community that is.

Voting Rights Act: Have We Changed So Much?

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A key provision of the Voting Rights Act (first adopted in 1965), provides that jurisdictions with a history of racial and ethnic discrimination must get prior federal approval before changing election laws. Many, but not all Southern states, and a scattering of states, counties, and municipalities elsewhere, remain subject to that stipulation. In June, the […]

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