supreme court

Contentious Supreme Court decision should trouble students

Pick up any newspaper from the past few weeks, and you’ll see its editorial board coming to some very historically worded conclusions about a recent Supreme Court decision. Citizen’s United v. the Federal Election Committee declares that the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) of 2002, which expressly limits the amount of money corporations can give to political candidates, violates the First Amendment, according to the court.

Prop 8 challenge will set precedent for future civil rights cases

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is about to become the battleground for a momentous challenge to California’s Proposition 8, the state’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Led by former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olsen and high-profile litigator David Boies, former opponents in the 2000 Bush v. Gore electoral contest, the […]

| Staff Columnist

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