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Intolerance for All

Posted September 10th, 2015 at 12:05 pm (UTC-4)
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“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it,” said Voltaire. Today, the predominant sentiment is quite the opposite of Voltaire’s. It’s blood sport now, the way Americans attack each other for simply disagreeing.

Did the Supreme Court Overreach on Controversial Rulings?

Posted July 8th, 2015 at 4:12 pm (UTC-4)
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The decision to make same-sex marriage the law of the land has roiled many conservatives, some of whom say the court is guilty of “judicial tyranny.” The decisions, they argue, show the court is becoming politicized. Supreme Court justices are appointed by the president to lifetime terms. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has gone so far as to call for the justices to face election.

Supreme Court Rulings Suggest Social, Political Shift

Posted June 30th, 2015 at 3:36 pm (UTC-4)
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As the court winds up its term, decisions on controversial cases such as Obamacare and same-sex marriage have provoked heated debate. Supporters are hailing the constitutional inclusiveness of the rulings, while more conservative observers are decrying a court that they argue has overstepped its boundaries.

Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage Marks Profound Cultural Shift

Posted June 29th, 2015 at 1:22 pm (UTC-4)
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Last week’s landmark 5 to 4 decision on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage is a watershed moment. To supporters, it was the culmination of decades of court petitions and a non-stop activist movement. Opponents largely blasted the justices for imposing their judicial will inappropriately, and trampling on states rights. Either way, gay marriage now has the blessing of the highest court in the land.