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Topic 11 : Constitutional Crisis

Topic 11: Constitutional Crisis

There are two distinct views of our Founding Document , our Constitution.

“Living Breathing”  subject to interpretation based on current norms. We reject any and all such views in favor of “Original Intent” 359 more words

Unity Through Solutions

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Did Step In It—Now Get Over It

Every once in awhile you get served up a softball: a controversy that’s an easy one. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s two interviews this week taking overt, breezy, banal pots shots at presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump—one to Adam Liptak of the… 1,449 more words

Leadership

"Outraged About Ginsburg’s Comments?": Supreme Court Justices Have Always Voiced Political Opinions

Donald Trump is freaking out over statements made by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ginsburg didn’t hold back during a New York Times interview published Monday. 1,124 more words

Conservatives

On Good (Legal) Writing

An excellent article about good writing (albeit legal writing):

Faced with an archaic statute, textualists can consult period dictionaries to figure out what the words meant when they were enacted.

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Prose

The Cultivation of Soft Tyranny: The Supreme Court vs. The Constitution

Joseph Story, who served on the Supreme Court from 1811-1845, once remarked that “the American republic, above all others, demands from every citizen unceasing vigilance and exertion; since we have deliberately dispensed with every guard against danger or ruin; except the intelligence and virtue of the people themselves.” The mostly untouched history books in our libraries are teeming with cautionary writings like this. 1,191 more words

Collectivism

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Donald Trump, Merrick Garland, Abortion and More

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has long been far more outspoken than her colleagues on the Supreme Court, and she is mincing no words when it comes to a certain presumptive Republican nominee for President. 318 more words