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Filling the Seat: How ACB’s Confirmation Stacks Up with History

This week, Amy Coney Barrett has been in the spotlight as she undergoes her confirmation hearings for possible appointment to the Supreme Court. Much about this confirmation hearing has been novel from the Covid format to sports and Star Wars references (proof we need more women in government) to the speed at which this confirmation […]

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American Deja Vu: 2020 isn’t as “Unprecedented” as We Think

The word “unprecedented” gets thrown around these days like cheap candy in the family communal Halloween bucket. In these unprecedented times… These bitter political fights are unprecedented. The blatant bias of the media is unprecedented,  Chick-fil-A’s drive-thru efficiency is unprecedented. Granted, it is unprecedented that Americans voted the star of a reality tv show as […]

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The Notorious RBG paved the way for the Newbie ACB

The Notorious RBG sets trends. Let’s start with what she wore around her neck. How many Justices, when given the chance to adorn their judicial robes, would pick a doily? Given the fact that only 3.5% of America’s Justices have been women—not many. But more on that later. Perhaps if confirmed, Amy Coney Barrett will […]

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Sticks and Stones and Presidential Candidates

The election season is upon us which means – it’s open season for name calling and lies! Hillary jumped right in, calling Trump supporters “deplorables.” While I am not sure I would call people who actually cast the votes “deplorable,” that does sound like a catchy movie title! Now coming to a theater near you […]

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VP Hopeful Mike Pence and His “Law School Daze”

Law school isn’t for the faint of heart, and it’s a safe bet that nearly every law student has fallen into a daze during class at least once. Well, it seems that Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Mike Pence, felt the same way in the mid-1980s while studying at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of […]

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