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Supreme Court to Deliberate on the Death Penalty

This November may prove pivotal in life and death, punishment and mercy. The United States Supreme Court is currently in the midst of two proceedings with the potential to uproot essential tenets for the continuation of capital punishment. The first is that of Madison v. Alabama. The case of Vernon Madison questions whether states can execute mentally-disabled inmates who no longer remember their crime. The defense argues that killing Madison would be unconstitutional as his


Why Women Are Afraid of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

It’s September 2018 and there are men screaming at feminists on Twitter about how women have equal rights, and that we are just whiny babies. I have run out of energy to defend my views because I feel like a broken record every time I say that women often face adversity, harassment, and unequal treatment compared to their male counterparts. Right now, I can have my feminist views, and the men screaming on Twitter can


Why the Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case Is Such a Big Deal

Earlier this week, the case Masterpiece Bakery Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission was heard by the Supreme Court. For those who aren’t aware, this case comes from an event which occurred in 2015 when Charlie Craig and David Mullins walked into Masterpiece Bakery to purchase a cake for their upcoming wedding after the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. Upon entering, the men were met with the owner, Jack Phillips who, when asked


Supreme Court Allows Part Of Trump’s Travel Ban

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a part of President Trump’s infamous travel ban would be enacted as a means for national security, hindering the entrance of citizens from six Muslim-dominated countries who lack a “bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States.” The travel ban, originally proposed in January and revised in March after immense disapproval, is meant to restrict travel from six Muslim-dominant countries, including Iran, Libya, Somalia,


The Efforts of the Legendary Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“hen I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough ? And I say ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.” When struck by adversity and gender discrimination, trailblazer Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought whatever challenges were thrown her way, and always managed to resist and persist. As the second woman appointed as a Supreme Court Justice, following Sandra Day


Judge Neil Gorsuch: An Overview

On Monday, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination, Judge Neil Gorsuch, headed to the Senate floor for his first confirmation hearing. With the Senate Judiciary Committee voting on Gorsuch’s confirmation on April 3rd and the outcome not far away, here’s an overview of the potential justice: Background: Neil Gorsuch is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and has considerable experience. He attended Columbia University, Harvard Law School and


Sessions Spoke With Russian Officials During Campaign

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, met with Russian Diplomats in Washington last year during the 2016 election and is currently under fire for not disclosing those interactions in his Senate confirmation hearing, according to a story first reported by the Washington Post. On Wednesday Night, Sessions issued a statement: “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the Campaign.” However, the Department of Justice acknowledged on Wednesday that the two instances where Sessions


Neil Gorsuch is Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court Justice vacancy. Gorsuch, originally from Colorado, attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School. He also graduated from Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar. If approved, Gorsuch will replace the late Antonin Scalia, who passed away in February of 2016. Since Scalia’s death, the Supreme Court has been operating with only eight justices, presenting a challenge since multiple court cases have resulted in a 4-4 decision.

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What Could The Nomination of Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court Mean For Women’s Reproductive Rights?

Last night, Donald nominated Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice. There has been a lot of talk and conspiracy aroud this pick and what it could mean for the country. This pick has the potential to affect the lives of everyone in the US, and especially today’s youth. Teens will be growing up under the influence of this new justice and by what Trump has said in the past, so we have justifiable reason

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