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  • Commentary posted February 25, 2016 by Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Has the Supreme Court Become Too Powerful?

    The stakes are high -- very high. Finding a replacement for deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be a battle royal. But why should one government official's position be so existentially important? Yes, control of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance, but that begs the question of why the court itself is so powerful. Could it be that the answer to that…

  • Posted on July 7, 2015 by Diana Stancy Chief Justice Roberts Receives Low Approval Ratings From Republicans, Conservatives

    In the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling, conservatives aren’t John Roberts’ biggest groupies. Half of Republicans...…

  • Commentary posted December 3, 2014 by Andrew Kloster Can Gays Force Michigan to Marry Them?

    Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States surprised the national news media by refusing to hear any of the seven same-sex marriage cases that had been pending. Following that denial of review, the status of same-sex marriage appears to be based on an odd sort of federalism. If you live in a region of the country governed by a federal appeals court that has…

  • Posted on April 22, 2014 by Hans von Spakovsky / Elizabeth Slattery Supreme Court Win for Equal Protection

    Today the Supreme Court upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that banned the consideration of race in college...…

  • Posted on November 5, 2013 by Andrew Kloster Chief Justice Roberts: “Fundamental Concerns” Surrounding Class Action Awards

    Have you ever received a class action notification? The e-mails and letters contain a lot of legalese—“You might be...…

  • Posted on October 23, 2013 by Elizabeth Slattery 2013 Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture: Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain

    It is unmistakable that our current Supreme Court plays a robust role in our republic. And according to Joseph Story,...…

  • Posted on October 7, 2013 by Elizabeth Slattery / Philip Hammersley Supreme Court Takes Up Recess Appointments

    This morning marks the official start of the Supreme Court’s 2013–2014 term. One of the cases the Court will decide is...…

  • Posted on August 22, 2013 by Hans von Spakovsky Eric Holder’s Mounting War Against Texas

    In its mounting war against commonsense election integrity efforts, Eric Holder’s Justice Department announced today...…

  • Posted on July 25, 2013 by Hans von Spakovsky Eric Holder Messes with Texas

    Obama’s Justice Department is fighting a recent Supreme Court decision—and picking a fight with Texas. U.S. Attorney...…

  • Posted on July 8, 2013 by Andrew Kloster Is the Supreme Court "Pro-Business"?

    Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine, has penned an op-ed for The New...…

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  • Commentary posted May 21, 2010 by Robert Alt Lawmakers Cannot Confirm a Blank Slate

    Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s nom­i­na­tion of Elena Kagan raises many unan­swered ques­tions. But that’s one rea­son the Sen­ate has a Judi­ciary Committee. Why so many ques­tions? Because Kagan comes with the thinnest record of any nom­i­nee in decades. Not only has she never served as a judge, but she has pre­cious lit­tle court­room expe­ri­ence. When…

  • Commentary posted December 3, 2014 by Andrew Kloster Can Gays Force Michigan to Marry Them?

    Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States surprised the national news media by refusing to hear any of the seven same-sex marriage cases that had been pending. Following that denial of review, the status of same-sex marriage appears to be based on an odd sort of federalism. If you live in a region of the country governed by a federal appeals court that has…

  • Commentary posted February 25, 2016 by Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Has the Supreme Court Become Too Powerful?

    The stakes are high -- very high. Finding a replacement for deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be a battle royal. But why should one government official's position be so existentially important? Yes, control of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance, but that begs the question of why the court itself is so powerful. Could it be that the answer to that…

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