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Who Will Replace Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court?

Post by Randall Ryder With Justice Stevens stepping down later this year from the Supreme Court, rumors are buzzing about who will take his place. His vacancy is regarded as extremely important, as Stevens generally casts the deciding on cases before…

Who Will Obama Appoint to Replace Justice Stevens?

Supreme Court Justice Stevens has announced he will step down during Obama’s presidency to help ensure his replacement will maintain the current idealogical balance on the court. The Supreme Court has 9 justices, and most cases are decided by a…

America Would Support an Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

A recent poll indicates that the majority of Americans would support an openly gay Supreme Court justice. The poll indicated 55% of persons polled would support an openly gay justice, while 40% would oppose the idea. The poll results are…

Are there Legitimate Constitutional Challenges to the Health Care Bill?

Post by Randall Ryder Republican lawmakers, among others, are criticizing the recently passed health care reform bill on grounds that it violates the US Constitution. Digging deeper, are these legitimate challenges to the bill? I am unequivocally in favor of health…

Supreme Court Justice Calls for Judicial Election Reform

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg said last week if she had to make one reform in the American court system, it would be judicial elections. Ginsburg, along with former Justice O’Connor, are calling for a reform of the system of…

Underfunded Court Systems Can Lead to a Loss of Constitutional Rights

Post by Randall Ryder State judicial systems around the country are becoming overburdened because of inadequate funding. In Georgia, Chief Justice Carol Hunstein is concerned the current system threatens the constitutional rights of civil litigants and criminal defendants. Hunstein views the…

Do individuals have a right of informational privacy?

The Supreme Court is set to decide whether individuals have a right of informational privacy under the First Amendment. The underlying facts involve government contract workers at NASA who seek to protect information about their personal lives, from personal finances…

Supreme Court Restricts Bankruptcy Attorneys Ability to Advise Clients

The US Supreme Court has ruled that bankruptcy attorneys can no longer advise clients to incur additional debt because they are contemplating bankruptcy. The controversy arose out of a 2005 law that bars debt relief agencies from advising clients to…

Why Can’t the US Follow Europe’s Lead in Abolishing the Death Penalty?

The evidence, and public opinion, suggests the US should follow Europe’s lead and abolish the death penalty. Bianca Jagger recently delivered a speech at the Fourth Congress Against the Death Penalty in Geneva, Switzerland and raised a number of key…