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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 23, 2022 in Washington, DC. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Bidens pick to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, would become the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court if confirmed. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson

Charlie Rapheal, Editor March 24, 2022

On February 25, President Joe Biden announced that Ketanji Brown Jackson was his nomination for the replacement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in light of his retirement. The announcement came...

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Announces Retirement

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Announces Retirement

Charlie Rapheal, Editor February 7, 2022

On January 27, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer submitted a letter to President Biden informing him of his plan to retire from his position as Associate Justice on the court. Later, the two spoke at...

Could Roe vs. Wade be overturned soon?

Nakul Suresh, Contributor December 1, 2021

Few political issues are as controversial as abortion rights. Pro-life movements and pro-choice movements have vehemently advocated for their respective causes, where compromise does not seem in sight....

Minnesota Supreme Court: No felony rape charge if the assailant doesnt intoxicate the victim

Minnesota Supreme Court: No felony rape charge if the assailant doesn’t intoxicate the victim

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief March 27, 2021

A person who is sexually assaulted while intoxicated does not fit the designation for a felony charge if he or she consumed the alcohol or drugs voluntarily, the Minnesota Supreme Court said in a ruling...

Its Only Fair if We Win

It’s Only Fair if We Win

Avery Heinen, Contributor November 4, 2020

Despite the House’s ‘in-crowd’ calling it “expanding the court,” court packing is far more serious than that deceptive phrasing would have you believe. With the confirmation of Justice Barrett,...

ACB, Easy As 123

ACB, Easy As 123

Court Packing. Well, not really
Jaden Welborn, Author October 21, 2020

The constitution, initially created in 1787, outlined the legislative and executive branch in detail, but the judicial branch not so much. The constitution allows Congress to stipulate much of the structure...

2020 First Presidential Debate: A Full Breakdown

2020 First Presidential Debate: A Full Breakdown

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief October 1, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8:00 p.m. CST the first, and most consequential, presidential debate aired – with the pandemic, current race tension, and the media surrounding President Donald Trump, the debate...

Harvard Wins Affirmative Action Lawsuit, For Now

Harvard Wins Affirmative Action Lawsuit, For Now

Brandon Prichard, Contributor October 10, 2019

In one of the most significant rulings on social policy in recent history, Federal District Court Judge Allison Burroughs ruled in favor of Harvard University and their affirmative action acceptance process....

Brett Kavanaugh. Image courtesy of iStock.

New allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Brandon Prichard, Contributor September 26, 2019

I have an honest question. Is due process even a legal standard anymore? If so, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is not receiving any form of legal justice as he continues to be slandered for...

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