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Judge Barrett on Constitutional Interpretation

  Barrett on Constitutional Interpretation Falco Anthony Muscante II On September 26, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court resulting from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.[1] Justice Ginsburg served as an Associate Justice […]

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Can States Eliminate the Insanity Defense?

Photo provided courtesy of By: Samantha Thompson, Staff Writer On October 7th, 2019, the first day of the 2019-2020 Supreme Court term, the Court heard the arguments for Kahler v. Kansas, to determine whether the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments permit a state to abolish the insanity defense.[1] The insanity […]

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Summer SCOTUS Roundup: Playgrounds and Free Exercise in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer

  By Kyle Steenland, Associate Editor Good news for religious organizations hoping to utilize state offered grants and subsidies; not so good news for those opposed to the potential of taxpayer dollars going to religious institutions. A recent Supreme Court decision, with seven justices for and two against, ruled that […]

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Summer SCOTUS Roundup: First Amendment, Sex Offenders, and Social Media in Packingham v. North Carolina

  By Karissa Murphy, Executive Editor In 2002, Lester Packingham, a 21-year-old college student, became a registered sex offender after pleading guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child — having sex with a 13-year-old girl.[1] In 2010, Packingham logged onto his personal Facebook account and posted a statement celebrating […]

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SCOTUS Granted Cert on Transgender Bathroom Issue

  By Amy Kerlin, Staff Writer[1] Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972[2] is most commonly known as the regulation that requires schools and universities to provide equal athletic opportunities for females in order to receive funds from the federal government. Not commonly known, however, is that Title IX […]

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SCOTUS to Rebuke Fifth Circuit for Facilitating Racial Bias in Criminal Justice System

  By Kaitlyn Burns, Staff Writer “It’s a sad commentary that minorities, Hispanics and black people, are over represented in the [c]riminal [j]ustice system.”[1] In a country now steeped in controversy over the systemic violence and discriminatory practices against racial minorities,[2] uttering this statement in open court would normally be […]

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