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DC Society: So you want a revolution? Now?

DC Society: So you want a revolution? Now?

David Carter

February 21, 2016

On Saturday, Feb. 13, the unforeseeable happened. Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, died at the age of 79. Scalia was the longest serving member on the bench, serving since 1986 under Ronald Reagan. Following Scalia's death, President Obama has said he would fulfill his constitutional duty and nominate some...

Election 2016: the messy catastrophe

Election 2016: the messy catastrophe

Ryan Mancini

September 18, 2015

Welcome to the second GOP debate, sloppy and painful. I was surprised to make it out alive. This debate symbolized a cresting high as the craziness commenced, until it met its undeniable climax evoking God, presidential code names and Ronald Reagan. The 11 candidates stood before Reagan's iteration...

Supreme court indecision fails to put a hot topic to rest

Supreme court indecision fails to put a hot topic to rest

Alex Vejar

October 9, 2014

Thanks to the Supreme Court, same-sex couples in much of the United States still won’t be able to get married. On Monday, the court decided not to hear cases involving same-sex marriage for five states: Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin, according to the New York Times. The ban ...

Supreme court decision on search warrants is chipping at privacy

Supreme court decision on search warrants is chipping at privacy

Ryan Mancini

March 19, 2014

Body armor. Semi-automatic rifles. Armored vehicles. Lack of warrants. This all currently describes America’s militarized police stratagem. The ruling of Fernandez v. California asserts that warrants are now no longer necessary in the search and seizure of homes, with the sanction of one individua...

DOMA unlikely to stay in place

Hansook Oh

March 28, 2013

The United States Supreme Court is likely to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional, with an 80 percent probability according to analysts writing for SCOTUSblog. Five justices–Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy–are likely to...

Prop 8 reaches Supreme Court

Prop 8 reaches Supreme Court

Hansook Oh

March 26, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court was divided on its opinion of the constitutionality and validity of the case for California’s Proposition 8 Tuesday in the potentially landmark case, Hollingsworth v. Perry. The questions presented before the court regarded two things: the legal standing of the petitioner...

Citizens United opens super PAC attack on their peers– you and me

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

February 22, 2012

Joe Tomaszewski Daily Sundial   On November 3rd,  voters will decide which party will control the Senate and the House of Representatives and who the next president will be. Growing on the horizon is likely the  biggest wave of political ads to ever flood our media.  Because the Supre...

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