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Justice Antonin Scalia's White, Male Legacy

Harlan Green | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Harlan Green

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's passing is a shock to die-hard conservatives for good reason. He was the bastion and spokesperson of the originalist interpretation of the Constitution, which meant any law had to divine the original intentions of the founding white male fathers of our nation.

On the Least Dangerous Branch and the Politics of Judging

Ray Brescia | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Ray Brescia

Whether the Court's recent turns will threaten the public's perception of the Court, and the court system as a whole, remains to be seen. But the jury is out, and the data seems to be coming in: The Court appears in the midst of a significant partisan turn, one that could threaten its long-term legitimacy.

A (Mormon?) Miracle? An Obama Endorsement From the Heart of Utah

Steve Heilig | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Steve Heilig

The Tribune is, or was, a Romney fan; they seem to be calling Romney a liar, and an opportunist. It must have been hard for them to do so, but they deserve credit from calling it as they see it, even from the heart of Mormonland.

Sandra Fluke Names Female Role Model

The Huffington Post | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Growing up, Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke said she looked up to another Sandra, former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Conner. Fluke, whom...

iCivics Creates a Powerful Blend of Civics Knowledge and Engagement

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

An unintended consequence of the intense focus on English and math standards and assessments in the No Child Left Behind decade is that civics took a back seat.

Ex-Supreme Court Justices Jab 'Citizens United' Ruling

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justices John Paul Stevens and Sandra Day O'Connor recently appeared to come to a similar conclusion about the majority decision ...