SCOTUS takes on the First Amendment case of The Slants, a band crying foul over a U.S. patent office refusal to trademark its name by Amber Healy The Supreme Court of the […]
Congressional honor? A breeder of hope? Hold not your breath …
As honor dwindles, so does hope. Is hope a descendant of honor? If if is, perhaps a little hope can be derived from recent statements of members of Congress in response to […]
Asian-American band to SCOTUS: review our trademark victory
by Amber Healy It’s not often a winning party in a long-fought legal battle asks the Supreme Court in the United States to review a lower court’s ruling that had been made in […]
The Slants, or Washington’s NFL team, might soon go to SCOTUS over their names
By Amber Healy Just as The Slants prepare to release a new album with a new singer, it might be time to prepare to face the U.S. Supreme Court. Sadly, this won’t […]
In wake of #SCOTUSnom, political warfare beckons. We’ll all be losers in the end.
If your taste in politics runs toward the hardball, then you’re about to be sated. President Obama today nominated the chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia […]
Supreme Court “Friend of the Court” brief challenges EPA’s climate change, greenhouse gas regulations
It will take more than bad science, worse logic, and fanciful claims of climate expertise to convince the Supreme Court that the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations are unconstitutional.
Prediction: Supreme Court will strike down gay marriage bans, and it won’t be close
Gay marriage will finally get its day before the Supreme Court. The issues are legally and culturally complex and the outcome uncertain in the eyes of many observers. I’m no Constitutional scholar, […]
Libertarians and engineers should embrace industrial climate disruption, not deny it
Libertarians and engineers should both engage and work to address industrial climate disruption instead of fleeing to the illusory safety of science denial.
DC appeals court ruling will prove difficult to overturn, largely ignored by conservatives
The recent appeals court ruling that the EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases will stand until the Republicans control the Presidency and have a filibuster- proof majority of the Senate, or until a liberal Supreme Court Justice is replaced by a conservative.
DC appeals court says EPA's interpretation of Clean Air Act "unambiguously correct"
The states and industry groups tried to argue that the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations went against the Clean Air Act in multiple ways. But the DC appeals court strongly disagreed, finding in every instance that the EPA was “unambiguously correct.”