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Answers to Questions about US Supreme Court Vacancies Posted on Apr 14

Answers to Questions about US Supreme Court Vacancies

With the sudden death of Justice Scalia, many people are wondering about the process of replacing US Supreme Court judges and how current cases will be handled. The Congressional Research Service has issued a report which answers many of the questions about how vacancies are   …Continue Reading Answers to Questions about US Supreme Court Vacancies

Same-Sex Marriage is a Constitutional Right Posted on Jun 26

In Obergefell v. Hodges, decided today, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to choose to marry. “[T]he right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the   …Continue Reading Same-Sex Marriage is a Constitutional Right

Harriet Miers Withdraws Posted on Oct 27

According to the Associated Press, Harriet Miers has just withdrawn as a Supreme Court nominee. CNN reports that “in the statement, Miers said her nomination presented a ‘burden for the White House.’”