Demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the day of arguments United States v. Texas.  April 18, 2016.  Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

What is legal “standing”?

April 19, 2016 - 1 Comment

In order to bring a suit to court, a person, or plaintiff, must demonstrate that they have been harmed, or will be harmed, and therefore, the court must take corrective action.  Standing, or locus standi, limits lawsuits to those individuals who have suffered actual harm.  In other words, a court will not hear a case brought by […]

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79.

Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

February 14, 2016 - 1 Comment

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest serving member of the current Supreme Court, died [...]

Ted Cruz (left) and Donald Trump (right) may be asked  tonight to give their opinions on the meaning of natural-born citizenship.

What is a “natural-born citizen”?

January 14, 2016 - 1 Comment

Donald Trump is at it again.  Trump led a birther movement for people who were skeptical of [...]

How the Court defines "one person-one vote" will affect the representation of all U.S. children.

Can states ignore children when drawing voting districts?

December 20, 2015 - 1 Comment

On December 8, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Evenwel v Abbott.  At issue is [...]

Victoria Barrett discusses her participation in climate change lawsuit on The Weather Channel.

Children Sue Government Over Climate Change

November 17, 2015 - 1 Comment

Although many of them cannot vote or drive a car, dozens have joined together to sue several state [...]

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