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11 Nov, 2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Supreme Court History: The First 100 Years

2019-11-11T21:40:11+00:00November 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

  This is the second post in our multi-part series which covers the history of the Court—from establishment and its first 100 years to landmark cases and the Court’s future.  Our first installment detailing the Court’s establishment is available here. * * * At its founding the United States Supreme Court was an appellate court—a [...]

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 [...]

21 Oct, 2019

The Supreme Court’s Role in Trump’s Impending Impeachment

2019-10-21T14:17:33+00:00October 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A complaint from an intelligence community whistleblower last month led to reports that focused on interactions between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During their call, Trump is alleged to have repeatedly pressed the Ukrainian government to investigate political rival Joe Biden and Biden’s son Hunter, who served as director of a Ukrainian energy [...]

17 Nov, 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump and the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:19+00:00November 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Donald Trump’s presidency will undoubtedly have a lasting effect on the shape of the Supreme Court. Since 1789, there have been 112 justices on the Supreme Court. Having the opportunity to appoint a new justice is one of the prize opportunities for a president. With the right young justice, a president can influence American [...]

22 Oct, 2015

Our Next President and the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:24+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.” – William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States and 10th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. There will be no shortage of consequential issues at stake during the 2016 presidential election.  But one issue looms larger than the rest, at least to [...]