Author Archive: Olivia

Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS

February 9, 2017 - Add Comment

What does ethics mean? Different people have varying views of its definition. Clearly, what is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Souter connects political polarization with civic ignorance

October 27, 2015 - 2 Comments

Civic education in America continues its decline.  Its causes and effects were recently addressed [...]

Citizenship before Trump… or Lincoln

August 30, 2015 - 1 Comment

Several Republican presidential candidates have recently drawn public attention by criticizing the [...]

Law School admission criteria questioned

July 23, 2015 - 1 Comment

I recently completed my freshman year at Cornell University. Although I have three years [...]

Affirmative action… again

June 29, 2015 - 1 Comment

The Supreme Court has heard from Abigail Fisher before.  Now, the Court will hear from her again. [...]

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