Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Religious Reversal

The phrase “freedom of religion” has long been used as a substitute, of sorts, for the protections included in the first amendment to the United States Constitution. As such, it has always been considered to describe a positive concept, a … Continue reading

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Census-ship

As I write this, the media is proclaiming that President Trump has backtracked on his various plans to include a specific question on the official 2020 census form. The item the Trump administration wanted would ask respondents if they were … Continue reading

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Supreme Kavanaugh

The nomination and confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the fifth radical conservative justice on the Supreme Court of the United States is now concluded. Our highest court is now firmly in the hands of the oligarchy. Yes, that’s what … Continue reading

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NFL Witness

Rulings by the United States Supreme Court have myriad effects on our lives; we frequently see echoes of their influence in events many decades after the Court makes its statement. In some cases we don’t even have to strain our … Continue reading

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Filibuster Bust

Is the filibuster dead? Was last week’s Senate move “unprecedented”? Was it “unthinkable”? Did it ever deserve the hyperbolic appellation “nuclear option”? Did the media overreach when they used such language? The event was certainly significant in its effects, but … Continue reading

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Bernie or Bust What?

This has been another eventful election year, which, of course, once again brings to mind the fabled Chinese curse which offers the threat “may you live in interesting times.” The 2016 election cycle has seen the ascendance of Donald Trump. … Continue reading

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Violent Intersections

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, early in the morning on July 5th, a black man selling CD’s in the parking lot of a convenience store is wrestled to the ground and shot by two police officers. In St. Paul, Minnesota, the … Continue reading

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LGBT Success!

On June 26 the United States Supreme Court released a ruling stating that no state government within the country can pass or enforce laws that restrict marriage to “one man and one woman”. In addition, they ruled that every state … Continue reading

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Fundamental Bias

As I write today, history is repeating itself. The bad news: Many human beings are once again demonstrating that they are both (1) capable of gross insensitivity and (2) ignorant of history. The good news is that we seem to … Continue reading

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The Second Term Begins

On Monday, January 21st, we saw the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, his first act in his second four-year term. After the speeches and the national anthem and the benediction, most networks—MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC—moved into discussions of … Continue reading

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