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Five Notable Cases in Supreme Court History
Over the years since the Supreme Court gained power throughout the states, there had been many notable cases. Yet history has shown that there are cases which affected the country in general. Below are some of these cases in Supreme...
Steps to Supreme Court Judge Nomination
It isn’t exactly a walk in the park to nominate a Supreme Court judge, the highest position in the U.S. judiciary. That’s why we’re going to talk about how a judge nomination goes! Below are the standard procedures on nominating...
Ten Interesting Facts about the US Constitution
There are a lot of us who know the Constitution by heart, as well as its amendments. But did you know that there are interesting facts about the US Constitution as well? Below are some aspects which you may not...
William Park Lemmond Jr: Remembering the Man
Retired Circuit Court judge William Park Lemmond Jr. recently passed away on the 7th of July of this year, at the age of 81. And he was indeed an exemplary person who made an impact upon those around him. Lemmond left behind a...
The Recent Supreme Court Ruling and the 2014 Midterm Elections
Today’s Supreme Court ruling has gained prominence among citizens. And it is important in a sense that it plays a vital role in the 2014 elections. The upcoming elections might be the most memorable due to the present Supreme Court decision which...
Phone Privacy: A Reassertion in Court
Recently, the ruling on cellphone privacy was reasserted, and owners and users praised the decision. Many believe that this would secure users and their rights. Of course, one should always respect private conversations of individuals and the court ruling is in...
Protecting Whistleblowers: What You Need to Know
On the 19th of June, a court ruling was decreed that the jobs of public employees who’d act as whistleblowers would no longer be at risk. This means that they could not be fired whenever they testify against corruption and various anomalies in...
Judicial Misconduct: Judges Gone Wild
There have been outrageous cases of misbehavior within the legal community. But you can’t expect judges to behave that way, can you? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong! There have been numerous cases of judicial misconduct throughout history. And below...
What the Legal Community Can Learn from Atticus Finch
If you’ve read To Kill a Mockingbird, you may well be familiar with the character, Atticus Finch. He is both a lawyer and a family man and quite possibly the perfect example for many people within the legal community. As Father’s...
Four Peculiar Supreme Court Cases
Supreme Courts aren’t immune to their fair share of wacky antics, and considering how long the US Supreme Court has been around, a few strange cases were just bound to happen. If it’s somewhere filled with people handling a variety...
Five Quick Facts about the Judicial Branch
The judicial branch is truly one of the most vital branches of this country. As someone who works under this important branch of government, there are some facts you may want others to know about it. Below are a few...
Brown v Board of Education: Reactions 60 Years On
Saturday saw the sixtieth anniversary of the landmark win for Brown vs. Board of Education, a case that, as you may know, ostensibly dealt with ending the practice of the ubiquitous segregation by race in the USA. Sixty years after the...
Boston Marathon Bombing: Two Years On
It’s been almost two years since the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, which happened on the 15th of April 2013. Has there been any development on the case? Will justice be granted to the victims and their families? And more importantly, will those responsible...
Groundbreakers: Recent Firsts in Judicial History
Diversity in the courtroom is not something that happens overnight, but the past few weeks have shown that the rate at which it is happening does not necessarily have to be slow. These are among the latest judges whose appointments...
Law Day 2014: What It Is, and What You Can Do
The fun runs have finished, the coloring contests are closed, and colleges and high school across the country have set up talks for meaningful dialogue. Yes, Law Day is upon us yet again and the legal community’s put in a...
Americans Uninterested in Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling
According to reports, only 13% of Americans were interested with the Supreme Court issue at hand—the high court’s ruling on campaign finance. Only about 49% followed the story, but not closely. So what exactly could be the reasons why? During...
Inspiration for Judges: Pathways to the Bench
As we bid farewell to Women’s History month, let’s look to the future of the court, and open up April with an inspiring talk by U.S. District Court Judge Julie A. Robinson, of Topeka, Kansas. Robinson, a fourth generation Kansan and African...
Use a Finger Mnemonic to Teach the Bill of Rights
Perhaps you’re helping your child with civics homework. Perhaps you have a stubborn kinesthetic learner studying for an exam. Perhaps you’re concerned about a friend who’s planning a protest. Or perhaps you just have a hard time getting your family...
Five Fascinating Traditions Religiously Observed in the US Supreme Court
If you take a video of yourself with some friends while checking out tourist attractions in town, and you post the video online, it might go viral. But it surely won’t grab headlines across the country. Unless you’re someone going...
Leaning in: Where Women Judges Stand in the US Judiciary
In time with the celebration of International Women’s Month, the cause of the female gender in this patriarchal society gets a huge boost, thanks to a social media exec who has been turning heads these days. It started a year ago...
The Four Law Schools That Produced the Most Supreme Court Justices
The Constitution does not require federal judges to have a law education. The same thing is true for justices appointed to the nation’s highest court. However, the degree of difficulty of law questions being resolved in the Supreme Court—from constitutional, to administrative,...