Sonia Sotomayor

Jon Queally, staff writer
Police officers gather to remove activists during an anti-death penalty protest in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
"This is not justice," said the liberal Justice after the state murder of Dustin John Higgs as she excoriated the court's conservative majority for essentially rubber-stamping the administration's rushed death penalties.
Julia Conley, staff writer
"Free religious exercise is one of our most treasured and jealously guarded...
Common Dreams staff
 Reversing decisions by lower courts that forced the administration to keep counting until October 31, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesady granted an emergency stay requested by Trump's Department of Justice. There was no explanation for the decision, which required the assent of at least five of the court's eight justices. (Photo: @CensusCounts/Twitter)
Justice Sonya Sotomayor issued a dissent warning the "harms caused by rushing...


In a relatively benign case involving the alleged sale of bald eagle feathers, a court has again raised pretty scary concerns about limits on technology-abetted government surveillance by ruling police can secretly videotape a home without a warrant. Given several similar recent cases, critics argue we shouldn't have to "live under a rock in the wilderness somewhere" to avoid pervasive monitoring. At what point are we making too available "a substantial quantum of intimate information about any...