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Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead at 99

John Paul Stevens died at the age of 99 on Tuesday in Florida after suffering a stroke the day before. He was the third-longest sitting US Supreme Court Justice in history. Stevens was a Republican from Chicago who sat on SCOTUS from December 1975 until June 2010. Only William O. Douglas (1939-1975) and Stephen Field […]

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Politics

Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court

The fighting is over in Congress and the austere body has confirmed Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick, as the newest judge on the nation’s highest court. The fight was to the finish, resulting in a 54-45 confirmation vote which came 24 hours after a series of tense votes by Democrats who were trying to […]

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Affirmative Action Takes Another Blow to the Chin

In what is another in a growing number of setbacks for the liberal policy called affirmative action, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-2 vote to uphold an amendment to the Michigan constitution banning preferential treatment based on race, gender, national origin or ethnicity. The amendment was added to Michigan’s constitution in 2006 by a […]

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Health Care

Health Care Law Shadows Democratic Candidates

In districts throughout the country which are evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, it may still be hard to move on to what many view as more pressing issues than the eternal debate on Obmamacare. For instance, in Upstate New York the previous Democratic Representative Dan Maffei is trying to get his seat back from […]