Tag Archives: Supreme Court

The Ford/Kavanaugh Hearings Part 2

I got some unexpected reactions to yesterday’s blog I wrote about the Ford/Kavanaugh hearings. I though I’d write this follow up to clarify what I thought. I believe that Thursday’s hearings were set up where two individuals are talking and … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: The Congressional Career of John Quincy Adams

A few years ago, I checked out from the library the book “Mr. Adams’s Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams’s Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress” by Joseph Wheelan. I had just watched Steven Spielberg’s movie “Amistad” and I wanted to get … Continue reading

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James Madison and the Tenth Amendment

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was known for his advocacy of the judicial philosophy of Originalism. Scalia would define “Originalism” in this way: The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living but dead, or as I … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s Friendship with Liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan

Last Saturday I was very surprised to hear about Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. I’m not a fan of Scalia’s political philosophy and have abhorred many of the opinions that he was written in the Supreme Court. In spite of my … Continue reading

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Christians for Marriage Equality

Last week was great news for my gay and lesbian friends as the Supreme Court decided that the Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional by a … Continue reading

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Presidents and the Supreme Court

In the next week or so, the Supreme Court will be ruling on whether parts or all of Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, specifically the mandate on making people buy health insurance, is constitutional or not. This … Continue reading

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