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Lawmakers debate requiring constitutional education

...heard Friday from members of the public who supported the bill, including some educators.Bob Bird, who teaches constitutional law to 12th-graders at Nikiski High School, said students need more constitutional instruction. "Only when you...
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Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

...conservative with a libertarian bent coming out in favor of gay marriage, but who knows?" said Mark Tushnet, a constitutional law professor at Harvard. "Having done Obamacare and maybe screwed his own chances for the Supreme Court, Sutton...
The right to remain silent is still golden

...shoddy reasoning in that instance is that somehow terrorism is different - as if planting a bomb is a crime outside constitutional law while shooting a gun would not be. He was eventually read his rights and stopped talking, but no one seems to...
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Judges have long defined law

...and arose, and continues to develop, in response to the judges' need to decide cases where no statutory or constitutional law applies. A great deal of the law used in the state courts, and a little in the federal courts, is the common...
Redistricting trial ends after 3 weeks

...with the pressure cooker that is redistricting ... this board was unable or unwilling to meet the requirements of constitutional law," said plaintiffs' lawyer Michael White at the end of a three-week trial in Superior Court in Anchorage. The...
Rubenfeld mixes Freud, Shakespeare

...and "The Alienist." And it started as, of all things, a vacation. Rubenfeld had just finished a 10-year constitutional law project, a massive effort that culminated in two books and eight articles mostly read by other legal scholars...
Obama needs a neutral Supreme Court justice

...more. They want a progressive thinker who can challenge Scalia and Thomas and their revolutionary ideas for modern constitutional law. While a witty man and elegant writer, Souter did not pen any landmark opinions that will be remembered in the...
Can the 10th Amendment save the US? dilute constitutional language so that it became open to broader interpretation. Rob Natelson, professor of Constitutional Law and Legal History at the University of Montana, has written that even before Franklin Roosevelt's court-packing...
Chief Justice Roberts reaches for greatness

...competence to declare federal statutes invalid when they run afoul of the Constitution), Marshall succeeded in moving constitutional law toward his own ideological sympathies while reaching an immediate result that avoided a direct political confrontation...
Judge to rule Monday on new marijuana law

...for the state, pointing to two boxes of binders in front of him. The ACLU maintains this case is a question of constitutional law and it should be matched up against previous Supreme Court rulings that have allowed Alaskans to continue possessing...


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