The attorneys arguing for and against same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court today agreed on one thing: the justices have it within their power to decide the issue, and they should do it.
"That is the one thing on which I wholeheartedly agree with my friend Mr. Olson," said Charles Cooper, who argued for the California referendum that banned same-sex marriage, referring to his counterpart, former solicitor general Ted Olson, who was arguing against the referendum.(1)
Sharpton calls for a vote on the "paid sick time" bill, but doesn't mention Quinn. [NationalActionNetwork.net]
NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly said creating an inspector general for his department would make the city "less safe." [Jill Colvin]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was on MSNBC last night criticizing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who draw a parallel between laws outlawing sodomy and murder.(1)
Antonin Scalia is still fine with John Roberts.
“No, I haven’t had a falling out with Justice Roberts,” Scalia told Piers Morgan last night, in a long sit-down to promote his new book on how to properly interpret the Constitution.
Appearing on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" this morning, Mitt Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said his boss agrees with Justice Antonin Scalia and the dissenters from last week's Supreme Court ruling that an individual mandate is a penalty and not a tax.
Amid all the celebration about John Roberts' decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, there is at least a little concern among progressive Democrats about how the chief justice got there.
The Supreme Court went back to basics with Monday’s decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070.
In Arizona v. United States, the justices seemed to put rigid ideology aside to reach a 5-3 decision (Justice Elena Kagan did not participate) that three of four challenged provisions in SB 1070 were unconstitutional because they violated the separation of powers between state and federal government.(2)
Justice Antonin Scalia isn't entertaining questions about the health care law.
In Mineola this morning for a breakfast event hosted by the conservative Federalist Society, Scalia swatted away a long-winded inquiry from an attendee about whether he cared to comment on President Obama's recent remarks that the court would be engaging in "judicial activism" if the justices struck down the Affordable Care Act.
Schumer says the Supreme Court would be 'the most activist in a century' if it struck down Obama health care
Senator Chuck Schumer is trying to reset the expectations for the Supreme Court's ruling on the president's health care law.
"Should the Supreme Court overturn this law, it would be so far out of the mainstream that the court would be the most activist in a century," Schumer said yesterday on "Meet the Press."
To some longtime observers of the Supreme Court, the surprising part of yesterday's oral argument wasn't that Justice Anthony Kennedy critically questioned the individual mandate; it was the harshly skeptical tone from Justice Antonin Scalia.