Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016
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Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016

Olivia Foster - June 12, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3469" align="alignleft" width="200"] Judge Gonzalo Curiel was accused by Donald Trump of being biased against him because of the judge's heritage in an ongoing Trump University…

Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79
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Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

admin - February 14, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3413" align="alignleft" width="300"] Associate Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79.[/caption] Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest serving member of the current Supreme Court, died yesterday at…

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…

Souter connects political polarization with civic ignorance
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Souter connects political polarization with civic ignorance

admin - October 27, 2015

[caption id="attachment_3335" align="alignleft" width="300"] Retired Supreme Court justice David Souter recently discussed the urgent need for improved civics education with students in New Hampshire.[/caption] Civic education in…

Citizenship before Trump… or Lincoln
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Citizenship before Trump… or Lincoln

admin - August 30, 2015

[caption id="attachment_3315" align="alignleft" width="300"] Eight-year-old Marlon Delgado is wrapped in a U.S. flag as he participates in the National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice. Many Republican…

Law School admission criteria questioned
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Law School admission criteria questioned

admin - July 23, 2015

[caption id="attachment_3298" align="alignleft" width="300"] Does the LSAT predict success in law school?[/caption] I recently completed my freshman year at Cornell University. Although I have three years remaining in Ithaca, I’m beginning…

Should we consider Supreme Court term limits?
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Should we consider Supreme Court term limits?

admin - March 29, 2015

[caption id="attachment_3237" align="alignleft" width="300"] This week, Mike Huckabee, seen here at the 2014 CPAC Convention, suggested term limits for Supreme Court justices.[/caption] Yesterday, former and prospective presidential…

Who was Terri Schiavo and how could her case affect the next presidential election?
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Who was Terri Schiavo and how could her case affect the next presidential election?

admin - February 17, 2015

[caption id="attachment_3223" align="alignleft" width="298"] CT scans of a normal brain (left) and Terri Schiavo's brain (right) showing severe atrophy of her cerebral cortex.[/caption] On the morning of…

Hooded sweatshirt = $500 fine
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Hooded sweatshirt = $500 fine

admin - January 4, 2015

  [caption id="attachment_3210" align="alignleft" width="179"] Hooded sweatshirts continue to elicit strong reactions. A new proposal would fine people for wearing them in public.[/caption] Oklahoma state senator Don…

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…