This week, Mike Huckabee, seen here at the 2014 CPAC Convention, suggested term limits for Supreme Court justices.

Should we consider Supreme Court term limits?

March 29, 2015 - Comments Off on Should we consider Supreme Court term limits?

Yesterday, former and prospective presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called for term limits on Supreme Court justices.  Commenting from the Nixon Presidential library, Huckabee warned that “nobody should be in an unelected position for life.”  He added, “if the president who appoints them can only serve eight years, the person they appoint should never serve 40.”  Obviously, the […]

CT scans of a normal brain (left) and Terri Schiavo's brain (right) showing severe atrophy of her cerebral cortex.

Who was Terri Schiavo and how could her case affect the next presidential election?

February 17, 2015 - Comments Off on Who was Terri Schiavo and how could her case affect the next presidential election?

On the morning of February 25, 1990, Terri Schiavo, 26, collapsed at her St. Petersburg, Florida [...]

Hooded sweatshirts continue to elicit strong reactions.  A new proposal would fine people for wearing them in public.

Hooded sweatshirt = $500 fine

January 4, 2015 - Comments Off on Hooded sweatshirt = $500 fine

  Oklahoma state senator Don Barrington will soon introduce a bill to criminalize the [...]

What does it take to get beyond the Supreme Court steps?

Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer’s name

December 30, 2014 - Comments Off on Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer’s name

This week, The New York Times Opinion page highlighted the secrecy and exclusivity of the Supreme [...]

A lawsuit claims that Harvard admissions policies discriminate against Asian-Americans.

Harvard Sued for Anti-Asian Admission Policy

November 26, 2014 - Comments Off on Harvard Sued for Anti-Asian Admission Policy

Last week, a legal defense group of Project on Fair Representation filed a complaint in federal [...]

Upcoming Cases of Interest

Shimeek Gridine, a 14-year-old, was sentenced to 70 years in prison for attempted murder.  Is this equivalent to a lifetime sentence?

Juvenile Lifelong Prison Terms Still Occur Despite Court’s Verdicts

January 20, 2014 - Comments Off on Juvenile Lifelong Prison Terms Still Occur Despite Court’s Verdicts

In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in Graham v. Florida that juveniles could not be sentenced to [...]

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