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  • 5 Apr 2023
    Wendy E. Parmet

    How Courts Make Us Sick

    More than three years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is an unhealthy country. During the pandemic, the United States lost more people per capita to COVID-19 than any other high-income country and life expectancy, which was lower in the United States before the pandemic than in any other wealth country, […]

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  • 27 Oct 2020
    Simon J. Gilhooley

    The 1836 Election and the modern fight for the SCOTUS

    The emergence of a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court just a few weeks before the general election, and the hasty efforts to fill that seat with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, has made constitutional interpretation a live political issue once again. Opinion pieces and pundits are arguing back and forth over the legitimacy of “originalism,” […]

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  • 20 Mar 2017
    Kevin W. Saunders

    The Decline of American Democracy

    The United States is no longer a fully functioning democracy. This according to the Intelligence Unit of The Economist magazine. The Democracy Index 2016, released in January 2017, now lists the United States as a flawed democracy. The basis for the decline was not the most recent presidential election. Instead, the report argues that Donald […]

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  • 13 Mar 2017
    Frank S. Ravitch

    Trump and Transgender Bathroom Access

    Frank Ravitch, author of Freedom's Edge: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and the Future of America (2016), analyzes the Trump Administration's decision to withdraw Title IX guidance protecting transgender students in American schools.

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  • 10 Feb 2017
    David M. Dorsen

    Remembering Justice Scalia

    David M. Dorsen, author of The Unexpected Scalia: A Conservative Justice's Liberal Opinions (2017), remembers the late Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016).

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  • 12 Sep 2016
    Kathryn M. Stanchi

    Why are Feminist Judgments Necessary?

    Kathryn M. Stanchi, co-editor of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (2016), reflects on the passing of Phyllis Schlafly and the history of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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