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Latest Harry Blackmun Items
Easily one of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions in U.S. history, it sparked a firestorm of criticism from not only pro-lifers, but also prominent constitutional law scholars sympathetic to legal abortion.
Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court attempted to settle the abortion debate once and for all, anxious activists on both sides of the homosexual-marriage debate are waiting with bated breath for high court rulings some hope will settle the future of marriage.
The day abortion was legalized was a blockbuster for news.
A conservative lawyer testified Monday that she was shocked when she was passed over for a teaching job at the University of Iowa law school in favor of a less qualified candidate who ended up resigning after performing poorly.
Name the last nominee to the Supreme Court by a Democratic president who turned out to be a judicial conservative. Maybe Justice Byron White, appointed by John F. Kennedy, who dissented from Roe v. Wade, but one largely draws a blank. Ask the converse, and the list is long and disheartening.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who already decides whether liberals or conservatives win the Supreme Court's most closely contested cases, is about to take on an even more influential behind-the-scenes role with the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens.