Supreme Court

Justice Denied – Our Constitution

Current Events        vs.       Founding Documents Entry 135 Current Event According to FoxNews.com, February 06, 2012 Ginsburg to Egyptians: I wouldn’t use U.S. Constitution as a model As Egyptian officials prepare to send to trial nineteenAmerican democracy and rights workers, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Cairo last week where she suggested Egyptian revolutionaries not [...]

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Free Speech and Violent Video Games

Current  Events        vs.       Founding Documents Entry 99 Current Event   According to the New York Times;  June 27, 2011 (full article available on-line). WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down on First Amendment grounds a California law that banned the sale of violent video games to children. The 7-to-2 decision was the latest [...]

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Current Events v. Founding Documents: Westboro and the Supreme Court

Current Events        vs.       Founding Documents   Entry 84   Current Event According to the New York Times;  March 2, 2011 WASHINGTON — The First Amendment protects hateful protests at military funerals, the Supreme Court Ruled on Wednesday in an 8-to-1 decision. “Speech is powerful,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the majority. “It [...]

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Conservatives Have Reservations About Kagan Nomination

After a week of questioning, conservatives and even some liberals, including Senators Arlen Specter (D-PA), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), have reservations about Elena Kagan.  Among them are her penchant for international law, which she says should be referenced in Supreme Court decisions; her lack of judicial experience; her unwillingness to discuss pertinent legal issues; and [...]

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Kagan Nominated to Supreme Court

Last month, PAI reported that John Paul Stevens had announced his retirement at the end of the court’s current term. As a result, President Obama has nominated U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to fill Stevens’ seat.  Stevens’ retirement gives President Obama his second Supreme Court nominee in just two years.  Both Stevens and David Souter [...]

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Times Square Terror Attempt Raises Questions About Miranda Rights

Last weekend, Faisal Shazad, a naturalized U.S. citizen with ties to the Taliban, was arrested by Customs and Border Patrol agents at JFK International Airport in New York City as he attempted to board a plane headed for Dubai.  Shazad was arrested after attempting a car bombing last weekend in Times Square.  The Obama Administration, [...]

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Justice John Paul Stevens Announces His Retirement

Last week this column reported that John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court’s most senior member, was contemplating retirement.  Since then, the eldest justice announced that he will retire in May when the Supreme Court’s term concludes for the year. Stevens’ decision to retire could not have come at a worse time for the Democratic Party.  [...]

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The Supreme Court’s Most Senior Member Contemplates Retirement

Much discussion broke out this week over whether or not the Supreme Court’s most senior member, John Paul Stevens, was going to retire at the end of the current term.  Many of the nation’s leading newspapers, including the Washington Post, Washington Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, all report that Justice [...]

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