Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS
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Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS

Olivia - February 9, 2017

[caption id="attachment_3526" align="alignleft" width="300"] Comments by White House advisor Kellyanne Conway in support of Ivanka Trump's clothing line are a clear ethical violation.[/caption] What does ethics mean? Different…

Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century
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Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

Olivia - October 11, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3496" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Supreme Court heard its first design patent case in more than a century today as Samsung and Apple argued over damages previously…

What is a "natural-born citizen"?
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What is a "natural-born citizen"?

Olivia - January 14, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3387" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ted Cruz (left) and Donald Trump (right) may be asked tonight to give their opinions on the meaning of natural-born citizenship.[/caption] Donald Trump…

Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer's name
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Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer's name

Olivia - December 30, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3197" align="alignleft" width="300"] What does it take to get beyond the Supreme Court steps?[/caption] This week, The New York Times Opinion page highlighted the secrecy and…

America's 10th "Supreme" Justice?
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America's 10th "Supreme" Justice?

Olivia - September 7, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3138" align="alignleft" width="300"] Last week, Judge Richard Posner's opinion made clear why he is the most important Judge who does not sit on the Supreme Court.[/caption]…

Climate change deniers adopt similar strategies to tobacco industry of the 1950's
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Climate change deniers adopt similar strategies to tobacco industry of the 1950's

Olivia - March 1, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3042" align="alignleft" width="300"] This week the Supreme Court heard argument to limit the power of the EPA.[/caption] On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in…

Juvenile Lifelong Prison Terms Still Occur Despite Court’s Verdicts
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Juvenile Lifelong Prison Terms Still Occur Despite Court’s Verdicts

Olivia - January 20, 2014

[caption id="attachment_2984" align="alignleft" width="300"] Shimeek Gridine, a 14-year-old, was sentenced to 70 years in prison for attempted murder. Is this equivalent to a lifetime sentence?[/caption] In 2010,…

Driving with Google Glass leads to lawsuit
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Driving with Google Glass leads to lawsuit

Olivia - January 16, 2014

[caption id="attachment_2970" align="alignleft" width="300"] Judge to decide if Google Glass is allowed while driving.[/caption] In October, a California woman, Cecilia Abadie, was pulled over by a police…

"The Four Justices" unveiled at National Portrait Gallery
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"The Four Justices" unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

Olivia - October 28, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2866" align="alignleft" width="235"] A new portrait of the four women who have served on U.S. Supreme Court is now on display.[/caption] Today, a painting of the…

School board reverses ban on "Invisible Man"
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School board reverses ban on "Invisible Man"

Olivia - September 30, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2832" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" again available to students in one North Carolina County.[/caption] Earlier this month, TeenJury reported on how the Randolph County…