Tag Archives: United States Constitution

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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Balkin: Linking the Past, Present, and Future

In class when we talked about whether we liked Brennan or Balkin more, I believe I said that I disliked Brennan because I thought his concept of “human dignity was too sappy.” After saying that, I realized that my comment … 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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Inconsistencies With the Tea Party Ideology

“The Tea Party movement spontaneously formed in 2009 from the reaction of the American people to fiscally irresponsible actions of the federal government, misguided “stimulus” spending, bailouts and takeovers of private industry. Within the first few weeks of the movement, … Continue reading

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Dred Scott v Sanford

Dred Scott The Dred Scott v. Sanford Decision  As we all know, during the creation of our nation’s government, the Founding Fathers did very little to end slavery.   In fact, during this country’s conception, the future of slavery flourished because … Continue reading

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