Tag Archives: Antonin Scalia

“Why Students Lie” Article Misses the Political Point

This past week, the New York Times published an interesting but ill-conceived article written by a high school teacher entitled “Why Students Lie, and Why We Fall for It”. The article discussed the author’s preoccupation with the fact that her … Continue reading

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Most Conservative Supreme Court Ever Is Too Liberal For Some

The backlash among right wing extremists and your run-of-the-mill Obama haters to today’s Supreme Court ruling that correctly interpreted the intent of the Affordable Care Act to validate federal health care exchange subsidies has been breathtaking to observe. The criticism … Continue reading

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Judicial Ethics Rules – Only Nine Judges in US Are Exempt

And just guess who they are. Every judge in the United States, including all state judges under individual state ethics’ rules, and all federal judges under the Code of Conduct for United States Judges must follow specifically delineated rules of … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby and Stupidity, as the Supreme Court Session Nears its End

As the 2014 session of the United States Supreme Court is about to come to a close, three things seem abundantly clear: The decision in the most important, far reaching case of the year, Burwell v Hobby Lobby, will not … Continue reading

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John Paul Stevens, Marijuana, and the Politics of the Supreme Court

As with the issue of gay rights, measurable public opinion has been changing and continues to change dramatically with regards to the legalization of marijuana. Polls this year in fact show for the first time ever that a majority of … Continue reading

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George H. W. Bush’s Legacy: Clarence Thomas

I really don’t feel like re-hashing the Supreme Court career of probably the most right wing zealot the court has ever seen, Clarence Thomas. The facts are clear that his career has been a political, social, ethical, and religious disaster … Continue reading

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