SCOTUS Picks Property Rights Over the Constitution

The Case A California regulation allows union organizers onto agricultural employers’ property for up to three hours per day for 120 days per year in order to solicit support for unionization. Two such employers sued, claiming that the regulation violates the Fifth Amendment, which says, in part, that “private property [shall not] be taken for […]

Trump Chooses Amy Coney Barrett For SCOTUS

The Selection After Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Supreme Court Justice notable for her feminist beliefs, passed away, Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to replace her. She currently serves as an appeals court judge in Chicago and was appointed to this position by President Trump in 2017. She is noted to be “as reliable a vote […]

States Need Hard Legislation To Uphold Electoral Integrity

Recent SCOTUS Cases On July 6, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Chiafalo v. Washington and Colorado Department of State v. Baca that it is constitutional for states to “bind” presidential electors to support whichever candidate wins the popular vote in their state. While some argue that the First Amendment protects electors’ independent casting of […]

Why The Supreme Court Is A Campaign Issue in 2020

The Renewed Focus In June 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on important issues such as LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace, the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and a Louisiana abortion law. Although the Supreme Court has a conservative majority, these divisive cases were successes for progressives. […]

Ruling Protecting LGBTQ Rights Is A Step Forward, Not A Conclusion

Introduction On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court came to a ruling over the Bostock v. Clayton County case. In a 6-3 split, the Supreme Court approved that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will now prohibit employee discrimination of sexual orientation or gender identity. The wording of this act […]

SCOTUS Ruling For Protection Of LGBTQ+ Americans Is Only A Step

INTRODUCTION On Monday, June 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that discrimination in the workplace against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is unconstitutional. Six justices agreed that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes the ideas of sexual orientation and gender identity when it […]

A Supreme Court Ruling That Became The Biggest Disappointment To Democracy

Supreme Court Ruling On Gerrymandering Based on the case that had arrived at the Supreme Court, Rucho v Common Cause, on Thursday, June 27th, the Supreme Court ruled that federal courts would not have jurisdiction to partisan gerrymandering cases. This ruling annihilated the ideologies of democracy and the freedom Americans typically uphold. A Disappointment To […]

The Victim Card: True Recipients of Harm or Just Crying Wolf?

Introduction The same accountability expected of citizens should apply to aspiring federal judicial and political candidates. Assuming the role of victim does not eradicate past actions or conceal current motivations and perspectives. Throughout the confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh repeatedly attempted to evoke emotional persuasion of the senate through tears and anecdotes of a tarnished reputation and the […]

From Case to Capitol

What Happened A single letter may have changed United States history forever. In July of 2018, the world watched as President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to fill a position in the supreme court. Nearly two month later, Kavanaugh would be investigated by the FBI and accused of numerous sexual assault allegations. This spiraling turn of […]

The Supreme Court Battle Against Kavanaugh

In early July, President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh has served in the Bush White House and on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. As a registered Republican and social conservative, Kavanaugh would narrowly interpret the Constitution and thus negatively impact the highest […]