By Riley Frank, Staff Writer Photo courtesy of unsplash.com On January 23, 2022, the Supreme Court dismissed certiorari for In Re Grand Jury, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit case dealing with attorney-client privilege. The case involved two parties, both of which were unnamed. Petitioner, “Law Firm,” […]
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Conservative Supreme Court Considers Affirmative Action Arguments￼
By Amelia Trello, Staff Writer This Halloween, the US Supreme Court revisited the long held precedent concerning affirmative action. After decades, there is now a strong likelihood that the current conservative Supreme Court will overrule this precedent. The Court is considering whether universities can continue to take race into account […]
Court Packing: What Is It?
Photo provided courtesy of Supremecourt.gov. By Madeline Olds, Staff Writer In the wake of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump and the Republican senators have brought a nomination and now new Justice forward, Amy Coney Barrett.  Her entrance into the Supreme Court has caused controversy, as […]
Would more clarity and simplicity in judicial opinions better demonstrate the rule of law?
Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com. By David W. Thomas, Class of 1990. I am now retired but formerly served in an in-house counsel role in the health insurance and insurance services industries after a stint in private practice. The opinions expressed in the article are my own and not attributable […]
SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Pair of ‘Faithless Elector’ Cases
Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com By Matthew Naum, Staff Writer On January 17, 2020 the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear appeals from two cases concerning whether states have the authority to penalize “faithless electors”, the name for members of the Unites States Electoral College who choose not to […]
Can States Eliminate the Insanity Defense?
Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com 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. The insanity […]
Democrat or Republican: The 2016 Election and The Supreme Court
Democrat or Republican: The 2016 Election and The Supreme Court By Christian Hakim, Staff Writer Democrat or Republican? The notorious question that consumes everyone for about two years prior to a presidential election. For the upcoming 2016 presidential election the conversation is no different as candidates jockey for position; […]