Post Tagged with: "Constitution"

DILLON: Accept Ambiguity

The year I was an undergraduate at Georgetown University, the Supreme Court rendered its decision on Roe v. Wade. Decades later, the basic questions remain of how religion and religious freedom play out in an increasingly diverse society. How do those of us who try to practice the principles of[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Balance of Law and Politics

Exactly six months ago, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the D.C. Circuit, to fill the vacant seat left by Justice Antonin Scalia in the Supreme Court. Although it has been seven months since Scalia’s death, there has not been a[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Scalia’s Legal Lessons

Scalia’s Legal Lessons

On Saturday, a small local newspaper, the San Antonio Express-News, reported that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead at a west Texas ranch. A Georgetown alumnus and Supreme Court justice known for his intellect and wit, Scalia’s death immediately sparked a political firestorm. Due to his record as[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Celebrate the Life, Not the Death of Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia has left us with a fierce political fight. Hours after his death, Senator Mitch McConnell promised to block any nominee that President Obama sends his way. Republican candidates tripped over themselves rushing to back this hardline stance. Across the aisle, Democrats quickly seized an opportunity to attack[Read More…]

by February 16, 2016 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Toward a More Perfect Constitution

Toward a More Perfect Constitution

We Americans take our Constitution seriously, and we should: Our founding document has helped create a durable foundation for our country. While we celebrate our Constitution today, National Constitution Day, we should take care to not let this praise lapse into worship. Our foundation can be strengthened. The best way[Read More…]

by September 17, 2013 0 comments Opinion

STERN: Gays Await High Court

Who gets the equal protection of the laws in the United States? Since the passage of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution in 1868, this has been a critical question in American jurisprudence. Do black people? The Supreme Court did not say so until 1954 in Brown v. Board of Education. Do[Read More…]

by October 2, 2012 0 comments Opinion
Student Groups Propose Constitution

Student Groups Propose Constitution

More than 100 students representing a variety of campus organizations gathered Sunday night to launch the Student Group Union, an initiative designed to facilitate better coordination among student clubs. Held in Copley Formal Lounge, the event served as a platform for organizers to explain their mission to represent and advocate[Read More…]

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Lend Perspectives to SGU Launch

This Sunday, students from all different clubs, activities, teams and advisory boards will gather in the early evening in Copley Formal Lounge for the launch of the Student Group Union. News writer Matthew Strauss alluded to this event in his article, “Student Groups Band Together,” (Oct. 14, A5) in last Friday’s[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized