Really? NYT's Liptak Sees 'Clash Between Religious Freedom and Women

July 4th, 2014 12:53 PM
There was loaded language right from sentence one in Adam Liptak's lead story for Friday's New York Times, "Birth Control Deepens Divide Among Justices." Liptak, the paper's Supreme Court reporter, covered the emergency injunction issued by the Supreme Court on behalf of a Christian college in Illinois related to religious freedom and Obama-care. Briefly, the majority…

Surprise, Surprise: Hobby Lobby Wins, New York Times 'Dismayed

July 1st, 2014 8:52 AM
The Supreme Court on Monday delivered its verdict in the closely watched Hobby Lobby case, ruling 5-4 that the Christian-run craft store doesn't have to obey the Obamacare mandate that requires health care plans to pay for birth-control drugs that may induce abortion. Justice Samuel Alito's majority opinion stated that requiring such closely-held corporations to provide such coverage…

NYT's Liptak Leads With Dissent in Supreme's 6-2 Race Ruling, Laments

April 23rd, 2014 8:31 AM
Even though the Supreme Court voted 6-2 to uphold Michigan's ban on affirmative action, New York Times's Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak in his lead story in Wednesday's paper first quoted Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent, the "most passionate and most significant dissent of her career." Liptak also promoted liberal ex-Justice John Paul Stevens's tirade against…

Huh? NYT's Liptak Claims Hobby Lobby Case 'Pits Religious Liberty Agai

March 25th, 2014 8:35 AM
The Supreme Court today hears oral arguments in a highly charged case, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, which will decide whether private corporations under Obama-care have the right to exercise religious objections to covering certain forms of emergency birth control, like morning-after pills, that the company believes are tantamount to abortion. The chain of arts-and-craft stores is…

Is the NYT's Real Concern 'Disproportionate' Small-State Power, or Pas

March 12th, 2013 1:34 PM
On the front page of Monday's New York Times, Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak presented readers with the proposition that "Smaller States Find Outsize Clout Growing in Senate." It's part of "Unequal Representation," a Times series "examining challenges to the American promise that all citizens have an equal voice in how they are governed." But Liptak…

Conservative Arguments Against ObamaCare 'Misguided, If Not Frivolous

June 29th, 2012 1:16 PM
New York Times legal reporter Adam Liptak used his Friday lead (five other reporters contributed research) on Obama-care being upheld at the Supreme Court to take another crack at the argument by conservatives and libertarians, the so-called broccoli argument "as misguided, if not frivolous." Conservatives took comfort from two parts of the decision: the new limits it placed on…

Liptak's Latest Odd NYTimes Attack on the Supreme Court Before a Cruci

June 12th, 2012 1:43 PM
Another Tuesday, another out-of-nowhere attack by New York Times reporter Adam Liptak on the Supreme Court, as it waits to hear a case important to liberals. With a vital decision looming on Obama-care, Liptak last week wrote a front-page story on the results of an unusual poll question from the Times asking people what they thought of the Supreme Court. Liptak linked the public's alleged…

As Obama-Care Decision Looms, NYTimes Fronts Odd Poll Saying Conservat

June 8th, 2012 3:22 PM
Is the New York Times trying to soften up the Supreme Court before its Obama-care ruling, which may come later in June and could see the law declared unconstitutional? An unusual poll conducted by the Times and poll partner CBS News and plastered on Friday's front page is food for thought. Friday's off-lead by Adam Liptak and Allison Kopicki insisted, "Approval Rating For…

'Terse, Old' Constitution Outdated for Failing to Guarantee 'Entitleme

February 7th, 2012 1:07 PM
Sorry, Founders: The “terse and old” U.S. Constitution has been ruled out of date by Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak for failing to provide such “rights” as free health care. Liptak made the front of Tuesday’s New York Times “Sidebar” news analysis, “‘We the People’ Loses Followers,” the paper’s most e-mailed and…

Front-Page Embrace at NY Times for Free Speech of 'God Hates Fags' Fol

March 3rd, 2011 3:36 PM
Thursday’s New York Times led with the Supreme Court’s 8-1 decision in the case pitting Westboro Baptist Church, the notorious roaming enclave that pickets funerals holding signs bearing messages like “God Hates Fags,” against the family of a Marine who died in Iraq, Matthew Snyder, whose funeral was picketed. The top of Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak’s…

'Conservative Bent' of Justice Stevens? An Overview of NY Times Covera

April 13th, 2010 7:28 AM
The front pages of the New York Times over the weekend were dominated by the announced retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, with stories looking back at his legacy as well as looking toward the upcoming political battle over replacing him.The upcoming-battle story was provided Sunday by Peter Baker and Carl Hulse, "G.O.P. Weighs Political Price Of Court Fight,"…

Great Minds Think Alike, and So Do New York Times Legal Reporters

April 11th, 2010 9:38 AM
New York Times legal reporter Charlie Savage's original online report on the long-expected retirement of liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (filed Friday afternoon) had a familiar ring to it which went beyond the usual effusiveness the paper bestows on liberal justices. While noting Stevens held down the left wing of the Supreme Court, Savage twice emphasized the court's "…

NY Times Dismisses First Amendment Victory at Supreme Court, Sees 'Str

January 22nd, 2010 3:44 PM
As the nation's leading newspaper and a beneficiary of the American tradition of free expression, the New York Times would of course celebrate a First Amendment victory at the Supreme Court, right? Well, not exactly. Friday's lead slot was dominated by the Supreme Court's expected but still momentous decision rejecting limits on corporate campaign spending in elections.But the subhead to Adam…

Papers Play Up 'Bold' Turn to the Right at High Court, Suggest Sotomay

July 1st, 2009 4:37 PM