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Hockey, Patriotism, and Pride: a different kind of immigration ban

Over the past few months we’ve started an important national discussion on immigration, a discussion which has been especially robust here on this blog. But for this post I wanted to look at immigration from a different lens, stepping away … Continue reading

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“Good” Victims and Hot Coffee

At this point we have all heard of both James Kirkland Batson and Clarence Earl Gideon and their respective cases. One person’s name you may have not heard of is Stella Liebeck. Her case may not have been criminal in nature, and her case … Continue reading

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To Fear Crime Over Injustice

I will be honest, until I read Paul Butler’s “In Defense of Jury Nullification”, I had never heard of jury nullification. I think what surprises me the most though, is the fact that I had never seen this topic come … Continue reading

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To Sign, or Not to Sign

In Constitutional Faith, Dr. Sanford Levinson poses a question to the reader that asks whether or not the reader would sign the current Constitution of the United States and the United States Constitution of 1787. This question forced me to … Continue reading

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The Freezing of American Democracy

When Things don’t Add Up In James Morone’s ‘The Democratic Wish’, he outlines a cycle for change occurring in American democracy. The cycle starts at a liberal political stalemate, moves to a popular response demanding action, creates new political institutions … Continue reading

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The body politic

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors” – Plato

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