In 1723, when Sherman was 2 years of age, his family relocated from his Newton, MA, birthplace to Dorchester (present Stoughton). As a boy, Roger read widely in his spare time to supplement his minimal education at a common school. 1,171 more words
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Ray Raphael briefly reviews the history of the “advice and consent” clause of the Constitution at the HNN.
Afterwards he notes that “[t]he current Senate is more than eager to question ‘the judgment of the Chief Magistrate,’ and the avowed aim of Republican senators is to undermine the administration, not provide ‘stability.’ Nor, in this age of unrelenting media buzz, is there much interest in ‘a silent operation.’ Ironically, those who call themselves Originalists, and who hang on the framers’ every word, loudly broadcast their intention to thwart the Chief Executive at this and at every turn.” 17 more words
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There is no doubt that Justice Antonin Scalia was a powerhouse figure on the U.S. Supreme Court. Since his appointment by President Reagan at the height of the Republican Revolution, Scalia was a conservative scholar whose legal prose shaped a quarter century of the Court’s rulings. 767 more words
Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. 648 more words