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23 Oct, 2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Supreme Court History: Establishment

2019-10-23T18:49:44+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

The Supreme Court is often described as distinctly American in concept and function.  We look to it as the last resort in search of justice, equality, and validation of our political views.  It’s where we wage our most serious legal battles––from voting disputes and privacy issues to establishing the rights of women and minorities. But [...]

18 Apr, 2012

Racist Criminal Laws Examined At The Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:46+00:00April 18th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

This week the Supreme Court considered, in Dorsey v. United States and Hill v. United States, whether the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 applies retroactively to those prisoners sentenced before the act took effect. A number of media outlets reported on the oral arguments, including  Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSBlog; Adam Liptak at the New York Times; Mike [...]