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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

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STERN: NRA Cash Silences Senators on Guns

By Mark Joseph Stern April 23, 2013

About four months ago, Adam Lanza killed 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. You remember the tragedy — but at the same time, you don’t. You remember...

STERN: Roberts Ignores Call to Uphold Justice

By Mark Joseph Stern April 9, 2013

The framers of our Constitution were well aware of the drawbacks of democracy. For the most part, these men believed in a government by the people, for the people. But they also realized that, to achieve...

STERN: Scalia: A Disguised Blessing for Democrats

By Mark Joseph Stern March 19, 2013

During recent arguments involving the Voting Rights Act, Justice Antonin Scalia made a remark that was shocking even by his own blustering standards. Musing on the recent unanimous, bipartisan renewal...

STERN: ‘Roe’: A Case for Liberty

By Mark Joseph Stern February 11, 2013

Since the day Roe v. Wade was decided, the pro-life movement has perpetuated the myth that the ruling is invalid, absurd and rooted in a fanciful interpretation of the Constitution. This tactic is not...

STERN: Obama Sets Tone for Gay Rights Debate

By Mark Joseph Stern January 29, 2013

President Obama’s second inaugural speech was many things to many people: a renewed battle cry for liberalism, a warning to obstructionist Republicans and an unflinching endorsement of the social safety...

STERN: Fate of High Court at Stake

By Mark Joseph Stern November 6, 2012

The current Supreme Court is among the most radically conservative courts in American history. Between recognizing corporations’ rights to spend unlimited amounts on elections and rejecting equal pay...

STERN: Gays Await High Court

By Mark Joseph Stern October 2, 2012

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...

STERN: Council Defies DC Law

By Mark Joseph Stern September 18, 2012

In the District of Columbia, targeting students is against the law. Apparently, no one told that to the city council. College upperclassmen across the District who have cars innocently assume that obtaining...

Stern: Misguided Speech Policy Undermines Expression

By Mark Joseph Stern August 27, 2012

When Ann Coulter was invited to speak at Georgetown last year, an immediate outcry arose. “She’s too extreme,” some students said, “too offensive for Georgetown.” A few even suggested that...

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