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 at Nashua Community College by retired Supreme Court justice David Souter and former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg.  New Hampshire Public Radio covered the talk which was part of a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire presidential primary.  Souter tried to […]

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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Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS

February 9, 2017 - Comments Off on Ethics 101: No longer a required course for POTUS

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

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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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