There are a lot of misunderstandings about the Supreme Court’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) decision. This brief video explains it in simple terms: Basically, the Supreme Court said both that the Trump Administration needed to explain its decision to revoke, and that it did not want to hear the Trump Administration’s explanation because it came after the original decision to revoke DACA was reached.
There’s a lot of confusion about the lawsuit against the gun manufacturer Remington and the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear their appeal. This brief video attempts to explain in simple terms why this happened, what it means, and why, contrary to popular belief, it is not a big deal.
Thank God this Brett Kavanaugh fiasco is now behind us. After weeks of hysterics, it seems especially fitting that a confirmation process, that somehow turned into a referendum on whether this country cares about women, ultimately hinged on the decision of one woman, who has now become the unlikely face, and victim, of misogyny. But […]
This is going to be a fight. Trump should select Judge Amul Thapar to go to battle with him. With the long-overdue retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, conservatives, by nature a pessimistic lot, are uniformly gleeful at the prospect of replacing this moderate “swing vote” with a judge dedicated to traditional conservative values. […]
It’s always great to win and to have our fundamental rights re-affirmed. But keep in mind that the Hobby Lobby decision was only 5-4, meaning we were only one vote away from having the First Amendment line-item vetoed by the Supreme Court, and losing our right to religious freedom. There is nothing complicated about […]
In a recent lecture at Ohio State University, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered a theory as to why nations created judicial systems post World War II with the power to revoke legislation found to be contrary to their own constitutions. “What happened in Europe was the Holocaust,” she said, “and people came to see that […]