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Create Fixed Judicial Terms to Depoliticize Supreme Court Nominations

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Constitution gives the Senate the power to advise and consent. That body is empowered to say no as well as yes. And the most important qualification for office is philosophical. Put simply: Does the nominee believe the Constitution means anything apart from the jurists' personal preferences? If not, then the Senate should reject the nomination.

Plaintiff Trees

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

Think treating trees as entities with rights is farfetched? Is it more of a stretch than designating corporations and ships as persons for legal purposes? Scientific evidence indicates that trees can communicate with each other. No, they cannot argue about politics.

U.S. v. Jones: Where Privacy, Technology and the Constitution Collide

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

"The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little co...

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Responding to Arizona's Immigration Law

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Now, for the first time in my life, there is a level of fear for me attached with being -- and looking -- Latina. A few times now I have returned home during the day after realizing that I didn't have my U.S. passport on me.

In Choosing Souter's Replacement, Obama Should Follow the Lead of... George W. Bush?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If George W. Bush was able to influence the Court for the next 20 years, Obama certainly should do the same.