Tag Archives: US Supreme Court

“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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Has Anyone Actually Read the Heller Case?

Advocates for the unfettered sale, carry and use of firearms base in great part their argument for the constitutionality of these positions on the interpretation given the second amendment by the US Supreme Court in the 2008 case of District … 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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The Mixed Legacy of Eric Holder

Certainly, all cabinet members serve at the will of the President and are beholden to follow policies as set by the President, but there is still a measure of discretion inherent in offices of the highest level, including that of … Continue reading

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The Disgusting Disgrace that is the United States Supreme Court

I’ve followed closely the composition, actions, and opinions of the US Supreme Court since the late 1960s when I took an undergraduate course that focused on the politics of the court. Never in my lifetime, and likely not since the … 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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50 Years Since Freedom Summer and Racism Still Trumps the Vote

Almost a hundred years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the fighting of the Civil War, de facto segregation was still the law south of “Mason Dixon” and the right to vote still a mere illusion for millions … Continue reading

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The US Supreme Court Is About To Change The Course of History

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the strong evidence that the current U.S. Supreme Court is perhaps the most conservative in our history. In the past couple of years, the court has done nothing to dissuade that notion, … Continue reading

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