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Conservatism on the Roberts Court

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/07/25/us/20100725-roberts-graphic.html?ref=us

This graphic is a little old (2010) but incredibly useful. It came up while we were looking at public opinion and the Supreme Court as part of judicial activism and restraint. 136 more words

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Scalia on retirees losing their health insurance: “I can’t feel bad about it.” | Alliance for Justice

This is a disgrace, Scalia is a bought and paid for subsidiary of teh Koch brothers, and he decides it’s no big deal if workers who worked all their lives and still can’t make ends meet don’t get a pension of health insurance. 81 more words

Antonin Scalia

A Reminder: Our Justices are Politicians in Robes

Our courts have always been political. And as our political life grows more divided and acrimonious, so will our legal system. 507 more words

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Interest Groups and the Senate Mid-Term Money

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/11/12/all-of-the-outside-money-spent-in-the-11-closest-senate-races-in-1-chart/

Much has been made of the fact that the 2014 mid-terms were the most expensive mid-terms ever, at a cost of $4bn. More has been made of it in the wake of the 2010 Citizens United verdict by the Supreme Court, the impact of which is undeniable in this election. 50 more words

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Supreme Court lifts hold on gay marriage in Kansas

Follow-up on the story posted the other day…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday said same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas in a decision that the state insists applies to only two counties.

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Where did Taiwan’s Justices go to school?

The Judicial Yuan (司法院), which includes the Justices of the Constitutional Court (大法官), is the judicial branch of the Taiwanese government. The duty of the Constitutional Court is to interpret the ROC Constitution. 634 more words

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U.S. justice temporarily blocks gay marriage in Kansas

Just feels like one step forward, two back.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Supreme justice on Monday temporarily blocked gay marriage in Kansas a day before it was due to go into effect.

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