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BEN WILLIAMS: The one U.S. Supreme Court opinion to read in 2016

Illustration by Ford Williams

The U.S. Supreme Court’s regular term ended June 27, and the eight remaining life-time Article III Justices released their final opinions.    A 5-4 decision, or more recently 5-3 due to the passing of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, is cause célèbre.  Those rulings receive sports-like coverage, complete with scores, action shots and quotes from the victorious fans. You’ll hear much ...

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Elections and the evolving status of Federalism

With the presidential election holding our attention of late it has been easy to overlook the phenomenon that the 10th amendment to the United States Constitution is becoming supercharged. This rapidly evolving status of our federal system is almost as intriguing as the presidential election itself. It has not been long since the Tea Party was crying out in anguish ...

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