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Obama Pledges to Carefully Select Replacement for Justice Scalia

Posted February 24th, 2016 at 10:11 am (UTC-4)
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“It’s a decision to which I devote considerable time, deep reflection, careful deliberation, and serious consultation with legal experts, members of both political parties, and people across the political spectrum.” President Barack Obama

Justice Antonin Scalia ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Supreme Court Ends the Death Penalty

Posted September 28th, 2015 at 1:17 pm (UTC-4)
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Add to that the growing revelations of prosecutorial misconduct, and the questions of constitutionality become too big for even conservatives to ignore. In fact, in recent years, conservatives have come to question the death penalty on moral as well as fiscal and good-governance grounds.

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.