Judicial

Zubik v. Burwell: A win for women and religious liberty

This week the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Zubik v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate, remanding the issue to lower courts and instructing them to find a compromise that accommodates...

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If you’re going to meet with Merrick Garland

Slowly but surely, more Senate Republicans are agreeing to meet with President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. They’re right to do so, if for no other reasons than to show respect for Garland, the chief judge on the country’...

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Ending the decade long battle over special access reform

It’s no secret that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler arrived on the job under the mantra of “competition, competition, competition.” And with accomplishments like the Open Internet order and the rejection of the merger...

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A Supreme Court above politics and above reproach

Eight Supreme Court justices took their seats last week to hear arguments on whether President Obama’s executive action on immigration is legal. While advocates hope Chief Justice John Roberts can wrangle a five-vote majority to their side, a...

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Torture is not the answer

Too little, and much too late. CIA Director John Brennan this week declared that the CIA would refuse to engage in waterboarding in the future, even if ordered to do so. This was the latest in a recent string of headline-grabbing proclamations...

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At the Supreme Court, the GOP doesn’t speak for me

Today, the Supreme Court will hear one of the most significant immigration cases in years. This case will shed light on the importance of having immigration policies that protect families, and it will shed light on the fact that no matter how our...

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