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How America's Legal System Devolved Into the Game of Thrones

Stephen Wyse | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Stephen Wyse

Almost 30 years ago, Congress granted the Supreme Court nearly absolute discretion in the cases it had to hear, causing a devolution of the federal judiciary to one where the regional circuits are permitted to chart legal courses independent of precedent. The Supreme Court has consistently refused to protect its on-point precedents and only hears cases it finds interesting.

Conservatives Claim That the Government Can Order Doctors to Say: "This Is Gonna Hurt!"

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Not since the cry of: "Keep Government Out of My Medicare" has there been a greater demonstration of conservative hypocrisy than in South Dakota.