Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS

February 9, 2017 - No comments

What does ethics mean? Different people have varying views of its definition. Clearly, what is ethical and what is lawful are not always the same.  For instance, prior to the Civil War, slavery was legal, yet many people rightly and passionately believed that it was unethical. Ethical behavior is partly determined by society.  Therefore, it can […]

Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

November 10, 2016 - Comments Off on Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

Justice Scalia died nearly nine months ago.  His seat remains vacant.  Republicans have denied [...]

Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

October 11, 2016 - Comments Off on Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

In 1894, the Supreme Court heard two parties argue over a patent for a new rug design.  In Dunlap v [...]

Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall

June 14, 2016 - Comments Off on Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall

It has been four months since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the Supreme Court still has [...]

Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016

June 12, 2016 - Comments Off on Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016

Judicial disqualification, or recusal, occurs when a judge abstains from participating in a legal [...]

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