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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

[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.

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…

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Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS
In The News
259 views
In The News
259 views

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
In The News
290 views
In The News
290 views

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

In The News
283 views
In The News
283 views

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
In The News
223 views
In The News
223 views

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
259 views
259 views

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
In The News
240 views
In The News
240 views

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"?
Recent Cases
186 views1
Recent Cases
186 views1

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”?
320 views1
320 views1

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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In The News
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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"?
In The News
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In The News
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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…

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Search of Student’s Cell Phone Ruled Illegal
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Search of Student’s Cell Phone Ruled Illegal

admin - March 31, 2013

Court issues clearer guidelines for viewing of students' text messages. On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a…

Supreme Court hears arguments on juvenile’s Miranda rights
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Supreme Court hears arguments on juvenile’s Miranda rights

admin - March 23, 2011

Should authorities treat children differently than adults in deciding when to read him or her their Miranda rights?

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Unpaid College Loans?  Beware of Being Sued!
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Unpaid College Loans? Beware of Being Sued!

admin - March 22, 2013

Colleges get tough with graduates who default on student loans. According to a recent TODAY report, Americans currently owe more than $1 trillion in…

Cell phones can be searched without a warrant
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Recent Cases
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Cell phones can be searched without a warrant

Olivia Foster - January 4, 2011

Police can search your cell phone without a warrant

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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

admin - March 1, 2014

This week the Supreme Court heard argument to limit the power of the EPA. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in…

Could a fake handbag cost more than the real thing?
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Could a fake handbag cost more than the real thing?

Olivia - April 28, 2011

New fines for buying fake handbags proposed in Manhattan.

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Facebook status update leads to arrest
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Facebook status update leads to arrest

admin - October 10, 2011

Be careful what you "like" ! (more…)

Teacher suspended for calling students “lazy whiners”
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Teacher suspended for calling students “lazy whiners”

admin - February 17, 2011

English teacher suspended for calling students "rude, lazy, disengaged whiners."

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Law bans private texting between teachers and students
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Law bans private texting between teachers and students

admin - August 8, 2011

  Missouri law limits texting between teacher and student. (more…)

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…

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