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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

Comments by White House advisor Kellyanne Conway in support of Ivanka Trump's clothing line are a clear ethical violation. What does ethics mean? Different…

Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court
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Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

Olivia Foster - November 10, 2016

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…

Louis Brandeis' record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall
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Louis Brandeis' record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall

Olivia Foster - June 14, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3479" align="alignleft" width="210"] In 1916, Justice Louis Brandeis waited a record 125 days after President Wilson nominated him to the Supreme Court before the Senate confirmed…

Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall
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Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall

Olivia Foster - June 14, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3479" align="alignleft" width="210"] In 1916, Justice Louis Brandeis waited a record 125 days after President Wilson nominated him to the Supreme Court before the Senate confirmed…

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…

What is legal "standing"?
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Recent Cases
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What is legal "standing"?

Olivia Foster - April 19, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3449" align="alignleft" width="300"] Demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the day of arguments in United States v. Texas. April 18, 2016. Photo by Diego M.…

What is legal “standing”?
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What is legal “standing”?

Olivia Foster - April 19, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3449" align="alignleft" width="300"] Demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the day of arguments in United States v. Texas. April 18, 2016. Photo by Diego M.…

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.

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

Ted Cruz (left) and Donald Trump (right) may be asked tonight to give their opinions on the meaning of natural-born citizenship. Donald Trump…

What is a “natural-born citizen”?
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What is a “natural-born citizen”?

admin - January 14, 2016

Ted Cruz (left) and Donald Trump (right) may be asked tonight to give their opinions on the meaning of natural-born citizenship. Donald Trump…

Can states ignore children when drawing voting districts?
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Can states ignore children when drawing voting districts?

admin - December 20, 2015

How the Court defines "one person-one vote" will affect the representation of all U.S. children. On December 8, 2015, the Supreme Court heard…

Children Sue Government Over Climate Change
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Children Sue Government Over Climate Change

admin - November 17, 2015

Victoria Barrett discusses her participation in climate change lawsuit on The Weather Channel. Although many of them cannot vote or drive a car, dozens have…

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

admin - October 27, 2015

Retired Supreme Court justice David Souter recently discussed the urgent need for improved civics education with students in New Hampshire. Civic education in…

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

admin - August 30, 2015

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?

I recently completed my freshman year at Cornell University. Although I have three years remaining in Ithaca, I’m beginning…

Affirmative action… again
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Affirmative action… again

admin - June 29, 2015

After the Supreme Court agreed to hear Abigail Fisher's case for the second time, affirmative action supporters are worried. The Supreme Court has…

Roy Moore takes on Ginsburg (and Jefferson, Adams, and Madison)
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Roy Moore takes on Ginsburg (and Jefferson, Adams, and Madison)

admin - May 30, 2015

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore is angry that Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at a same-sex wedding. This month, Supreme Court Justice Ruth…

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

admin - March 29, 2015

This week, Mike Huckabee, seen here at the 2014 CPAC Convention, suggested term limits for Supreme Court justices. 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

CT scans of a normal brain (left) and Terri Schiavo's brain (right) showing severe atrophy of her cerebral cortex. On the morning of…