Category Archives: Constitutional Interpretation

Transgender Rights & the 14th Amendment

If you haven’t heard about Virginia teen Gavin Grimm, it’s likely that you will soon. His struggle for rights will be before the Supreme Court in the next few years. Actually, Grimm’s case was supposed to go before the Court … Continue reading

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Trump’s Relationship with the Judicial System

Over the past week, President Trump’s travel ban was blocked by a federal court in Hawaii. It was also struck down by a federal court in Maryland around the same time. The travel ban was designed by the Trump administration … Continue reading

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Trump and the Judges

Late last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck a major blow to President Trump’s immigration agenda when they upheld a suspension of his controversial travel ban. Since the ruling, President Trump made his views widely known, calling the … Continue reading

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Trump at the Supreme Court

How the courts will view President Trump’s executive order on foreign travel has been the hot topic of discussion the past few weeks. Well, we know how the 9th Circuit feels. That court shredded the order in an opinion that was about … Continue reading

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Selling Diversity

I am still bitter about the Super Bowl. I don’t want to talk about how the Falcons could have just made one more field goal to secure the win. I don’t want to talk about how excited and full of … Continue reading

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To Sign, or Not to Sign

In Constitutional Faith, Dr. Sanford Levinson poses a question to the reader that asks whether or not the reader would sign the current Constitution of the United States and the United States Constitution of 1787. This question forced me to … Continue reading

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Reproductive Privacy, Women’s Rights, and the Supreme Court

This week we read three cases on the Supreme Court’s rulings on the right to privacy, and whether or not this right is guaranteed in the Constitution (specifically by the ninth and fourteenth amendments). All of these cases deal specifically with … Continue reading

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