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John Oliver on Elected Judges

We discussed the extremely funny John Oliver in class for a little bit this past week, and coincidentally he did a segment recently covering the elections of state and local level judges. He explains that many states allow their entire electorate to vote for judges … Continue reading

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Reproductive Privacy, Women’s Rights, and the Supreme Court

This week we read three cases on the Supreme Court’s rulings on the right to privacy, and whether or not this right is guaranteed in the Constitution (specifically by the ninth and fourteenth amendments). All of these cases deal specifically with … Continue reading

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The Notorious R.B.G.

In class this week we discussed Justice Scalia’s history and background on the Supreme Court, and we briefly mentioned the oldest member of the current Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. We widely agreed that Scalia is quite the character … Continue reading

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Scalia’s Sassiness and Sarcasm: Hilarious or Inappropriate?

Antonin Scalia is undoubtedly the most charismatic and infamous justice on the Supreme Court today. He is outlandish, abrasive, but still at times very succinct with his views of statutory interpretation. He’s the kind of character that you wouldn’t expect to … Continue reading

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