Sandra Day O'Connor

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Since Harvard came out

It was a typical Harvard alumni event, but not a typical, self-congratulatory Crimson “glory days” fest.  
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  October 02, 2008

Score: Constitution 5, Gulags 4

This past week, the Supreme Court rejected the Bush administration’s astonishing claim that it had the power to detain suspected “enemy combatants” at Guantánamo Bay — potentially for life — without fair proceedings or meaningful access to the federal co
The Supreme Court’s decision restored habeas-corpus rights to enemy combatants and gave us one our most important civil-liberty victories to date
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 18, 2008

Kim Ahern

To minimize pre-conceived notions about voters, so there’s less focus on stereotypes and categories.
Almost famous
By FRANK MULLIN  |  February 06, 2008

Alito and Co. deal a bitter blow to American women

April 17 should go down in infamy as the date when the United States Supreme Court made it official: women don’t matter.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 25, 2007

Pardons are forever

Prediction: Before leaving office, President Bush will issue a shockingly large number of presidential pardons to operatives who, with the administration’s blessing, ventured far outside the law to wage Bush’s “war on terror.” Who might need - and get
To get his friends and allies out of the mess he created, George W. Bush is going to have to issue a slew of pardons
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 22, 2006

Genocide today

It was a spooky image. Two women, who look like grandmothers and are identified as Russian Communists, standing in front of the American embassy in Moscow waving pictures of Slobodan Milosevic.
Plus, outlaw prosecutors and Healey’s true colors
By EDITORIAL  |  March 15, 2006


Choice in Court

With two conservative justices joining the bench, and swing-vote justice Sandra Day O’Connor now gone, the US Supreme Court announced early this week that it will consider the constitutionality of a federal ban on the procedure commonly known as “partial
With Alito in place, the high court takes on abortion
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 22, 2006

The High Court

The sky didn’t fall last week when the Supreme Court handed down its first abortion-related decision with Chief Justice John Roberts in the driver’s seat.
Supreme Court leaves abortion alone (for now)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 25, 2006