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March 06, 2012 2:22 pm ET filed under Blog

Senator Grassley's "Lawsuit Abuse" Bill:  Bad Diagnosis, Worse Medicine

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February 21, 2012 3:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Honoring Our Troops By Denying Them Basic Legal Protections

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December 16, 2011 4:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann's "Biblical" Perspective On The Courts Is Also Inconsistent

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July 11, 2011 10:28 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. McConnell Drags Casey Anthony Into Argument Against Civilian Terror Trials

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July 07, 2011 4:42 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Ayotte Prefers Ineffective Military Tribunals Because We "Don't Have To Worry" About Security Costs

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July 06, 2011 3:40 pm ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Concerns About Recusal & Disclosure Date Back To Clarence Thomas' SCOTUS Nomination

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May 27, 2011 3:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain's Judicial Filibuster Flip-Flop

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February 04, 2011 6:22 pm ET filed under Blog

Santorum: Ninth Circuit Court Is  "A Pox" On The Country

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February 03, 2011 3:29 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Vitter: Health Care Mandate Violates Constitution Because It's Unprecedented

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February 03, 2011 11:19 am ET filed under Fact Check

Experts Tear Down Judge Vinson's Activist Health Care Ruling

In the wake of Judge Roger Vinson's decision striking down the Affordable Care Act, legal scholars and policy experts from across the political spectrum have dissected the ruling — and rejected it wholesale. Both conservative and liberal legal experts find Vinson's interpretation of the Constitution and disregard for precedent unconvincing, while wonks hear echoes of Bush v. Gore in his 'just-this-once tone,' and see Vinson's GOP background in his unabashed shout-outs to the Tea Party and right-wing Family Research Council.

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January 26, 2011 12:06 pm ET filed under Blog

Despite Right-Wing Freakout, Civilian Court Sentences Terrorist To Life In Prison

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January 20, 2011 11:43 am ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Did John Adams Hate The Constitution?

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December 23, 2010 7:02 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Pawlenty Appoints Adviser's Lobbyist Wife To The Bench

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December 22, 2010 2:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Slaughter Fights Back Against Judge Hudson's Health Care Ruling

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December 21, 2010 12:32 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. McCain Suggests Only Rationale For Terror Trials Is To "Employ A Lot Of Security People"

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December 21, 2010 12:31 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain Suggests Only Rationale For Terror Trials Is To "Employ A Lot Of Security People"

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December 17, 2010 10:08 am ET filed under Fact Check

REPORT: "Perhaps It Was Ego": Judge Hudson's Quest For Glory

On December 13, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled that a key provision in the Affordable Care Act requiring individuals to own health insurance is unconstitutional. However, even conservative legal scholars have identified major defects in Hudson's opinion, leaving many to question whether the judge was actually motivated by politics. In fact, Hudson credited "twenty years of active service to the Republican party" with helping him land a federal judgeship. Perhaps more important than partisan loyalty, though, is Hudson's lifelong drive for the spotlight. In his 2007 memoir, Quest for Justice, Hudson chronicles his path from the commonwealth's attorney's office to the bench, including detours in electoral politics and the entertainment industry. Throughout the book, he boasts of his ability to generate media coverage; describes relationships with celebrities in Washington and Hollywood; and recalls the boredom of legal work removed from the public eye. ("Perhaps it was ego," he remarks.) At one point, Hudson acknowledges that he was gunning for "a full-time gig as a network legal commentator." Hudson ultimately accepted that he "was never going to make it big in the broadcasting field," but he never lost his appetite for attention. And, if his ruling against President Obama's landmark health care law stands, Hudson might have finally completed his lifelong quest for glory.

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December 15, 2010 6:43 am ET filed under Blog

Judge Who Struck Down Health Care Law Recalls "20 Years Of Active Service To The Republican Party"

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December 14, 2010 3:02 pm ET filed under Blog

Senate Obstruction Of Obama Nominees Overloads The Courts

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December 13, 2010 1:46 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Hatch Calls Ruling Against Mandate He Once Sponsored "A Great Day For Liberty"

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December 01, 2010 5:52 pm ET filed under Video

Memo To Rep. Steve King: We DID Try Bin Laden's Driver — In Military Court — And Today He's Free

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December 01, 2010 9:30 am ET filed under Blog

Memo To Rep. Steve King: We DID Try Bin Laden's Driver — In Military Court — And Today He's Free

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November 22, 2010 4:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Gingrich Lies About Torture In Call For Holder's Resignation

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November 22, 2010 9:57 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 21, 2010

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November 22, 2010 9:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 21, 2010

On Meet the Press, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) accused the Obama administration of coddling terrorists when in fact we have killed nearly 30 Taliban and al Qaeda leaders since the president took office, and military commissions have produced weaker results than did the much-discussed civilian trial of Ahmed Ghailani last week. Jindal rounded out his performance by dipping into dishonest right-wing rhetoric about Obama seeking to "apologize for America." Meanwhile, on Fox News Sunday, another southern Republican governor told some very different tall tales. Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) repeated his claim that Social Security amounts to "a Ponzi scheme," and when host Chris Wallace pointed out the basic dishonesty of Perry's rhetoric — far from a massive fraud, Social Security is a long-successful and honest system that is in some long-term trouble because of changing demographics — Perry smiled and claimed Wallace had just proven the program is a criminal enterprise.

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November 18, 2010 11:52 am ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Sen. Graham Lauded Light Sentence Bin Laden's Bodyguard Received In Military Tribunal

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October 19, 2010 4:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Right-Wing CT Attorney General Candidate Uses Confederate Apologist To Defend Nullification Views

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July 20, 2010 5:09 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Graham On Kagan: "President Obama...Chose Wisely" (Pt. 1)

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July 20, 2010 5:08 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Graham On Kagan: "President Obama...Chose Wisely" (Pt. 2)

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July 15, 2010 3:33 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republican Policy Committee's Attack On General Kagan Lacks Substance

In a "policy paper" titled "Vacuity, Farce, and the Kagan Hearings," the Senate Republican Policy Committee (RPC) attacked Solicitor General Elena Kagan with a series of debunked myths, falsehoods, and distortions.

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