Supreme Court Justice
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has said that she has doubts about whether the court should have taken up Bush v. Gore. Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for the New York Times, explains what her comments tell us about public opinion and the Supreme Court, the decision in Bush v. Gore, and what it means for potential future cases.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
"We are heading up to one of the greatest crises, I think, in modern history." This prediction about oil and the Middle East was made in 1951 by none other than Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas at a Books and Authors Luncheon.
Friday, March 30, 2012
This week, the big players in American democracy, media players, candidates, politicians, even passionate voters got a lesson in intelligent civic democracy from the quiet intensity of measured debate and smart talk from nine justices and a couple of top notch lawyers. John Hockenberry reflects on the week of debates in the Supreme Court. It wasn't just about the health care law this week, argues Hockenberry. It was the way the Court handled the issue – regardless of your political persuasion. The court made a real point about the value of a civic space free of noise and full of intelligence.
Friday, March 30, 2012
In the biggest Supreme Court cases, Justice Anthony Kennedy, more often that not, is the key swing vote. As the Supreme Court deliberates over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, once again all eyes are on Justice Kennedy. Adam Liptak is the Supreme Court Correspondent for The New York Times.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
By John Hockenberry : Host, The Takeaway
The Supreme Court has ruled 7-2 that a California law restricting the purchase of violent videogames by minors represents a breach of their First Amendment rights. Members of the U.S. media elite know that the impetus for this decision is most likely the fact that the current Court is packed with videogame-ophiles.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
"We've been regulating campaign contributions since 1907," The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin reminds us at a time when it seems like many of the regulations may be overturned. The Supreme Court has had some flare ups recently over the string of cases brought in front of the court. With Justice Elena Kagan, the Court not only has the largest number of female Justices on board, but also a four to five weighting of Democrat versus Republican appointments. Although the court looks different, says Toobin, the rule of five still applies.
Friday, January 21, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
On the one year anniversary of the Citizens United campaign finance decision, the ruling remains as contentious as ever, with efforts under way to alternative mechanisms to fund campaigns, and attempts to change the law itself.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Yesterday the Supreme Court announced that it would hear the biggest work discrimination lawsuit in American history. The suit’s plaintiffs accuse Walmart of having discriminated against hundreds of thousands of women across the country for pay and for promotions. Walmart says the suit has too many aspects to be deemed a single class-action.
Even though the immediate stakes are very high for both the plaintiffs and the defendant in this case, the long-term ramifications of the case could be long lasting, particularly for future class-action lawsuits.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
By Julia Corcoran : Associate Producer, The Leonard Lopate Show
- Gail Collins, columnist for the New York Times on the The Leonard Lopate Show,.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Reporter by Marianne McCune and Zila Acosta
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor captured the attention of millions of Americans during her confirmation hearings this week. Twenty-year-old Zila Acosta comes from a part-Puerto Rican, part-Dominican family. Her mother is a ...