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Mourning Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left many Americans in a state of grief. Some struggle with properly mourning Ginsburg and finding a balance between celebrating her achievements while acknowledging her wrongdoings.

Ella Alpert '22, Web Features Editor

October 9, 2020

At five feet tall and 100 pounds, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was small in size, but held enormous power. Justice Ginsburg was a staunch fighter for equality, a champion of womens’ rights and more recently, a pop culture icon. She served 27 years on the Supreme Court of the United States, building ...

Ginsburg’s passing illuminates impact of role models, need for continuous determination

Katie Simons ’22, Paper News Editor

September 30, 2020

I was 12 when I first found out who Ruth Bader Ginsburg was.  I went to the Women’s March in Washington D.C. with my mom after President Trump had been sworn into office.  Here, signs with quotes of empowerment and handmade drawings representing people’s feelings of protest engulfed the ent...

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

The Supreme Court heard New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York on Monday, Dec. 2. It is the first major gun rights case the Court has head in nearly a decade, and it involves a now repealed New York law limiting the transportation of hand-guns.

Kaela Dockray '20, Paper Managing Editor

December 11, 2019

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

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

  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...

Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed

Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed

October 4, 2018

By Jack Lev '20   Attorney and jurist Brett Kavanaugh is currently being considered for confirmation into the Supreme Court. As the hearings go on, one thing has become clear: regardless of whether Kavanaugh did or did not commit sexual assault, he shouldn’t be allowed a seat as a Supreme ...

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

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...

Kavanaugh nomination backed, pending FBI investigation

Kavanaugh nomination backed, pending FBI investigation

September 28, 2018

Daniel Harizman '19 The senate judiciary committee voted to send the nomination of Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, to the full senate pending a one week FBI investigation surrounding sexual assault accusations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford earlier this month.   “The due diligence needs to be done, a...

An open letter to those protesting Judge Kavanaugh

An open letter to those protesting Judge Kavanaugh

September 21, 2018

By Andreas Lolis '21   Dear protestors at the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh,   While most Supreme Court nominations are contentious to a degree, Kavanaugh’s has been opposed by more protestors than any in recent memory. During the hearings, questions from senator...

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

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...

Yes, the first amendment does apply to unions

Yes, the first amendment does apply to unions

March 14, 2018

By Jack Beck '18 There is a question before the Supreme Court that could shake unions in the United States to their core. The question is whether or not unions should be allowed to force public workers to pay union dues if those workers disagree with the union’s political agenda. The court heard oral ar...

Gorsuch calls Trump’s comments on Robart “demoralizing and disheartening”

In only a few weeks, Judge Neil Gorsuch has gone from the federal appellate bench in Colorado, to one of the leading contenders to be President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court.

March 7, 2017

Anna Rhoads '19 Senator Richard Blumenthal claims that during a meeting, Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, spoke against President Donald Trump’s actions towards James Robart. James Robart of the Federal District Court in Seattle was the one to block Trump’s travel ban. This compelled...

Obama and Senate clash over Supreme Court nomination

Justice Antonin Scalia, whose vacated position on the Supreme Court is causing a partisan rift

Photo courtesy of Supreme Court.

Sophie Call, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

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 ...

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