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January 21, 1815 - Birth of John Bingham, Author of the Fourteenth Amendment

John Bingham was an important figure in the formation of the laws of the U.S. who deserves to be more well known.

Bingham was born on January 21, 1815 in Pennsylvania, moving to Ohio to live with his uncle after the death of his mother. 1,522 more words

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Supreme Court to hear case challenging Trump travel ban

ㅤ”The high court announced its decision to consider the case, Trump v. Hawaii, Friday, and the justices likely will hear oral arguments in April. A decision is expected in June.” 26 more words

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U.S. Supreme Court Stays Lower Court Order to Redraw North Carolina Congressional Map

North Carolina –  This just in.  The U.S. Supreme Court has stayed a lower court order to redraw North Carolina’s congressional districts.  That court recently found… 80 more words

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Ex-senators denounce gerrymandering at Lodi Fair Elections Project presentation

Two former state senators — one Republican, one Democrat — spoke at Lodi High School Wednesday about the realities of Wisconsin gerrymandering: “We believe gerrymandering is very bad for democracy. 11 more words

It's Not About the Cake

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a Supreme Court case currently awaiting decision. With the final ruling expected by the end of June 2018, this is the first major LGBT rights case since the legalization of same-sex marriage. 447 more words

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The case for math, not ‘gobbledygook,’ in judging partisan voting maps

In October, when the Supreme Court heard arguments in the Wisconsin gerrymandering case, Chief Justice John Roberts registered an objection. There was math in the case, he said, and not only was it complicated, it might actually be “sociological gobbledygook.” Others see it differently. > New York Times

DOJ Is Skipping The 9th Circuit And Appealing DACA Reinstatement Straight To SCOTUS


Full story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller.com (daca, doj, dreamers, fbi, jeff sessions, justice department, justices, scotus, sessions, supreme court, california) – 1/16/18

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