Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Trump at the Supreme Court

How the courts will view President Trump’s executive order on foreign travel has been the hot topic of discussion the past few weeks. Well, we know how the 9th Circuit feels. That court shredded the order in an opinion that was about … 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 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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McCutcheon is Bad, But for Different Reasons

To say “money isn’t speech,” is like saying “guns don’t kill people, people do.” Paraphrasing comedian Eddie Izzard, it isn’t, but is sure does help. Money lets you amplify your speech, present your speech on different mediums, hire people to help you … Continue reading

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Peeking inside the Court.

A political advocacy group called 99 Rise, who supports tougher campaign finance laws, infiltrated a hidden video camera into the Supreme Court’s deliberations on a potential reversal of the 2010 Citizens United ruling. Click on the below link for the … Continue reading

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Sherbert, Peyote, and Contraceptives: The Right to Free Exercise

Prior to 1990, the standard for Free Exercise claims, known generally as the “compelling interest test” (also known as the Sherbert-Yoder test from the cases that set the precedent), was much more deferent to the religious rights of individuals. This … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Justice

The Supreme Court of the United States has an obligation to promote progress. This statement may come as shocking to those who believe the courts should play a limited role in the political sphere. However what proponents of such a … Continue reading

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