Michael Greenberger, who's argued cases before the Supreme court, talks about the looming battle between the president and the Senate, and Michael Reisch, a leading expert on government social policy, gives his views of the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders.
In the midst of an open-seat presidential election, and with the White House and Senate controlled by opposing — and increasingly polarized — parties, it might seem impossible for President Obama to put a new justice on the bench. The key word there is new. To minimize the chances of a Senate filibuster, President Obama should nominate Sandra Day O'Connor.
The Supreme Court is expected to hear an electric utility case from Maryland this month that could have implications for ratepayers and resolve a national dispute over how far states may go to encourage power generation for their residents.
Although politics and Islamophobia dominated the news of the past two weeks, the Supreme Court may have unwittingly created an important issue for next year's Presidential election as it heard for the second time a case on affirmative action, Fisher v. University of Texas.
Maryland's convoluted congressional districts were once again before the Supreme Court on Wednesday as an attorney for a longtime critic of the maps questioned the constitutionality of the 2011 redistricting as well as the process federal courts have used to review it.
Recent rants by Justice Scalia, who plays politics both on and off the bench, underscore that now is the time look critically at the rules and regulations that structure the court and to seriously consider reform, starting with standardizing the tenure of Supreme Court justices to a reasonable term of 18 years.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.
The Supreme Court's decisive 6-3 vote confirming the right of all Americans to federally supported health-care insurance should end the Republican Party's losing war on Obamacare — but it probably won't.
Advocates of same-sex marriage celebrated the landmark Supreme Court ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the United States but said work remains to protect gay and lesbian Americans from discrimination.
The Supreme Court declared Monday the Constitution gives the president, not Congress, the lead role in setting the nation's foreign policy, including the "exclusive power" to recognize foreign governments and negotiate sensitive disputes.
The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Howard County couple that argued their out-of-state income was being double-taxed in Maryland, a decision that could cost cities and counties in the state tens of millions of dollars.
The legal blogosphere was buzzing last month with the discovery of a major gaffe in a Supreme Court decision that had just been released. What attracted all the attention was not so much the substance of the error — misrepresenting the position of the Environmental Protection Agency in a case decided in 2001 — but its source: Justice Antonin Scalia, the author of the Court's decision in the 2001 case.
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to jump into a growing legal dispute between businesses run by conservative Christians and the Obama administration over whether a company must pay for birth control drugs that conflict with its owner's religious beliefs.
By By David G. Savage and Tribune Washington Bureau
Parents, coaches, schools and youth sports groups should act now to make needed changes to the "tradition" known as youth football and better protect our children. Unlike many brain injuries, which are cumulative and irreversible, the rules of the game can change. And they must.