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William Brennan

A Serious Flaw in Common Core

Alan Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Despite claims by advocates for Common Core, there is no universal timeless interpretation of a text. Meaning then and now is something that we debate, not uncover, while supporting our views with evidence from both the text and from the world.

Why Snowden's Passport Matters

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Cancelation of the passport wasn't just an effort to prevent the whistleblower from getting to a country that might grant political asylum. It was also a declaration that the U.S. government can nullify the right to travel just as surely as it can nullify the right to privacy.

John Paul Stevens, William J. Brennan and the Death Penalty

Seth Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Stern

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens has made headlines by explaining how he went from supporting capital punishment to concluding it is unconstitutional. William J. Brennan Jr. might have felt vindicated.

Book Review: 'Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion'

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

These days, Stern and Wermiel conclude, judicial activism seems to belong "to a bygone era." They may be right. And it may well be that the courts cannot -- and should not -- be relied on so heavily to bring about social change.

A Father's Message Echoes in FCC Ruling

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Will Nelligan When I was around six, m...

Obama Supreme Court Nominee: The Case For Selecting A Sitting Politician

Politico | William Yeomans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But the president has an option that could minimize the filibuster threat, speed confirmation, avoid turning the court farther right, increase the cou...

The Five Factors I Hope the President Considers When Choosing the New Supreme Court Justice

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The new justice must be just liberal enough to be outraged by the philosophies of Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and Samuel Alito.