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Sports Editor Abby Rubel and Staff Writer Henry Golub attended the American Voter Project’s panel on the Supreme Court confirmation of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Project is a series of forums that connects “scholars, politicians, journalists, activists, artists, students, and community members” to explore issues facing American voters and helps Columbia students apply Core Curriculum principles […]

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Go back in time sixty years to the date. May 17, 1954—the Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional the segregation of African-American students in school, blasting the “separate-but-equal” status quo that existed to that point. Columbia’s favorite affirmative action and equal opportunity advocate, PrezBo, wrote an article in The New Yorker arguing that, while we’ve come a long way as […]

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Yesterday, the Supreme Court sort of upheld race-based affirmative action. In the case of Fisher v. Texas, in which a white girl named Abigail Fisher sued the University of Texas for not admitting her and practicing race-based affirmative action, a lower court ruled in favor of the University. Many Supreme Court watchers expected the conservative […]

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According to Prezbo, Emlyn Hughes “was very forthcoming about wishing [Froscanity] had not unfolded the way it did.” (Columbia Spectator) The Obama Administration filed a brief last night calling the Supreme Court to declare Proposition 8 unconstitutional. (New York Times) Three Orthodox Jews were fired from the Radiation Safety Office at Columbia University Medical Center, and are […]

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Another shooting of a young black male took place in Wisconsin this week; of course, comparisons are drawn to the controversial Trayvon Martin case. (HuffPo) Who would have thought: the rich are getting richer. (Washington Post) Striking a balance between responsibility and liberty will be key to the Supreme Court’s upholding of Obamacare. (NYT) There’s a […]

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This morning, the Supreme Court denied a writ of certiorari to Tuck-It-Away and the Singhs, the last parties opposing the Manhattanville expansion scheme, meaning that they will not be considering the case (official court order list from 12/13 here). This formally ends any possible legal opposition to New York State’s use of eminent domain, and […]

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Other than the economy and the presidential candidates and of course, IvyGate’s triumphant return, the big news story of the week was the Supreme Court, which handed down a number of controversial decisions, from issues concerning the death penalty to the Second Amendment. For those of you want more of a judiciary fix, here are […]

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Did you know that John G. Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was at the Law School a few days ago judging the final round of the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition? Neither did we. But he was! Roberts and three other appeals court judges heard two cases presented by law students. The […]

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