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Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York

Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York

Kaela Dockray '20, Paper Managing Editor
December 11, 2019
Filed under Opinions

The Parkland shooting in February of 2017 revolutionized America’s debate surrounding gun reform. The survivors of this tragedy demanded change, igniting the largest student-led movement since the Vietnam War. Since then, advocacy groups such as Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action have bee...

Supreme Court allows families of gun violence victims to sue gun manufacterer, gives them justice

Supreme Court allows families of gun violence victims to sue gun manufacterer, gives them justice

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor
November 21, 2019
Filed under Opinions

America has a complex history of making, selling, buying and using guns, and our laws reflect our disagreement. There are several laws that conflict over the highly contentious and partisan gun control debate that gained steam in the recent decade. For example, the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arm...

Supreme Court enforces transgender military ban

Supreme Court enforces transgender military ban

Emma Dantas '21
January 23, 2019
Filed under News, Top Stories

  The Supreme Court voted five to four in favor of a temporary ban of transgenders from the military on Jan. 22 as proposed by the Trump Administration, although appeal cases continue to move forward. This ruling prohibits people who identify as a gender other than their biological sex from p...

Sexual assault allegations aside, Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court

Sexual assault allegations aside, Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court

October 4, 2018
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By Layla Wofsy '19   Even-tempered, trustworthy, intellectual, modest and respectful are all qualities  that our current Supreme Court justices possess. And these are all the characteristics that Brett Kavanaugh severely lacks. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to the Supreme...

Supreme Court sides with baker who turned away same-sex couple

Supreme Court sides with baker who turned away same-sex couple

June 5, 2018
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Bailey Blaikie '19 The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple on June 4. The decision was 7-2 and was written by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. In July 2012, same-sex couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig asked Jack Phillips, owner of Ma...

Obama and Senate clash over Supreme Court nomination

Obama and Senate clash over Supreme Court nomination

Sophie Call, Staff Writer
March 3, 2016
Filed under News

On Feb. 13, 2016 Justice Antonin Scalia died in Schafer, TX, leaving an eight person Supreme Court and a year for President Obama to fill the gap.   While it’s a rare thing for a justice to be appointed to the court in an election year, this isn’t an event without precedent –– throughout ...

Supreme Court decides fate of gay marriage

Rachel Treisman, Staff Writer
June 11, 2015
Filed under News

Obergefell v. Hodges, a collection of same-sex marriage cases currently being debated before the Supreme Court, is the culmination of years of hard work in the struggle for LGBTQ rights. Susan Sommer, co-counsel in one of the cases being considered, has spent what she calls the majority of her professional...

Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage

Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage

Claudia Chen, Managing Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

This past Tuesday, May 28, the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not the Constitution protects same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said that he was worried about changing the definition of marriage from “a way to bind children to their biological parents” to “a way to ...

Affirmative Action: How might the Supreme Court Decision Affect Staples Students?

Affirmative Action: How might the Supreme Court Decision Affect Staples Students?

Eliza Llewellyn, Web News Editor
November 26, 2012
Filed under News, Top Stories

Sometime within the next year, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether or not affirmative action is constitutional. At Staples, although perspectives vary, many students feel that the policy needs reform because it can lead to injustice: race alone does not always translate to disadvantage. “I...

Supreme Court Strip Search Ruling to Have Little Effect on Westport

Rachel Guetta and Ben Reiser, News Editors
April 13, 2012
Filed under News

On April 2, the Supreme Court ruled—by a 5-4 vote—that police officers reserve the right to strip-search individuals arrested for any offense before admitting them to jail. In the Court’s Majority Opinion, written by Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, the judges expressed their belief that they...

Staples boys’ tennis dominates on the court

Staples boys’ tennis dominates on the court

Gabrielle Feinsmith, Staff Writer
May 14, 2015
Filed under Sports

This is the second year in a row that the boys’ tennis team remains undefeated. Since last April, the team has conquered every opponent they’ve faced. Last year, the boys had an overall record of 21-0. The boys’ came in first place in the FCIAC tournament and then went on to win the LL stat...

Staples Reacts to Gay Marriage’s Day in Court

Staples Reacts to Gay Marriage’s Day in Court

Sophie de Bruijn, Web Features Editor
April 12, 2013
Filed under News

In 2004, eight years after the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by Bill Clinton, 55 percent of Americans believed that it should be illegal for gay couples to get married. Now, in 2013, as the constitutionality of DOMA is being decided in the Supreme Court, 58 percent of Americans...

Equal Rights Amendment ratification fundamental to democracy

Equal Rights Amendment ratification fundamental to democracy

Sophie Casey '20, Web Managing Editor
January 3, 2020
Filed under Opinions

I first learned of the Equal Rights Amendment as a relic of history. In the room of my sophomore American history class, I committed to memory not only the sequence of presidents and a timeline of war, but also our country’s inability to ensure equality on the basis of sex.  The Equal Rights A...

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