Post Tagged with: "supreme court"

GU Students Witness Historic Ruling

GU Students Witness Historic Ruling

When Justice Anthony Kennedy read the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday morning, many Georgetown students were eagerly awaiting the decision from both inside and outside the courtroom. Josh Zeitlin (COL ’13) had arrived at the Supreme Court at 6:30 p.m. the day before to ensure he[Read More…]

by June 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News
CHESS: A Court Supremely Unpopular

CHESS: A Court Supremely Unpopular

Two weeks ago, it was hard to find any news source that was not talking about the cases on same-sex marriage and federal benefits that were being heard by the Supreme Court. Prior to the oral arguments, many in liberal circles seemed to think that the recent yet surprisingly intense[Read More…]

by April 11, 2013 0 comments Opinion
WEIS: Marriage Equality is Imperative

WEIS: Marriage Equality is Imperative

With the publicity surrounding the Supreme Court’s impending decision, it seems that I can say for certain that a significant portion of the American people have finally been able to recognize that unjust laws, such as the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, affect not only the gay[Read More…]

by April 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Same-Sex Couples, Same Family Values

Truthfully, I happen to think that George W. Bush was an underrated president. I still believe Mitt Romney would have made a superb leader. I am a Republican who feels that, at its best, my party is a vessel for the aspirations of all Americans, and a manifestation of loving[Read More…]

by April 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion
STERN: No Suppression of Stupidity

STERN: No Suppression of Stupidity

A slew of advertisements that are being displayed in Metro stations have caused much public turmoil. Sponsored by the pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative, the ads read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” Are these ads disturbing? Yes.[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
Supreme Court Hears Affirmative Action Case

Supreme Court Hears Affirmative Action Case

Affirmative action admission policies came under fire as the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Wednesday. The case originated in 2009 when Abigail Fisher, a white applicant, was denied admission to the University of Texas at[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments City News, News

The Pursuit of Happiness and Elena Kagan

The moment I fell in love with Elena Kagan was during her Supreme Court nomination. She handled a question about her whereabouts on Christmas from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) with poise and a measure of humor, explaining, “You know, like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant.” On Aug. 5,[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide

A Much-Anticipated Ruling

Amid the ongoing debate on contraceptives, it’s easy to forget we’re not just talking about birth control, but a health care bill that will drastically change the future of this nation. In a few days, the Supreme Court will hear much-anticipated oral arguments in a case challenging President Obama’s health[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Moot Court Is Anything But

Of the 47 cases brought before the Supreme Court since its term began in October, 45 had been argued beforehand — in a moot court at the Georgetown University Law Center. Richard J. Lazarus, former Georgetown Law professor and Supreme Court advocate, founded the Supreme Court Institute twelve years ago[Read More…]

by January 30, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Court Set to Review Civil Rights at Religious Schools

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a landmark case that could reshape the employment practices of religious institutions. Since the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, religious institutions have been considered exempt from many anti-discrimination laws. However, a teacher who was fired from a Lutheran school[Read More…]

by October 4, 2011 0 comments Campus News, City News, News