Suzette Brewer
7/27/16
After a contentious Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, last night’s roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia ended when Sand...
Steve Russell
2/27/16

All human beings are seething cauldrons of bias and prejudice based on both rational and irrational reasons....

Steven Newcomb
2/26/16

News of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing on February 15 made me think of the brief conversation that I had with him at the University of San Diego (USD) on August 30, 2006....

Peter d'Errico
2/18/16

The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia raised the temperature of ongoing electoral campaigns, increased the intensity of Congressional gridlock, and left the court itself in a precarious balance. What, if anything, it means for Indian country remains to be seen....

David Wilkins
2/17/16

Justice Antonia Scalia was one of the most rabidly anti-Native justices—closely aligned with former Chief Justice William Rehnquist—ever to serve on the High Court. His passing creates a vacancy on the influential court that will have lasting consequences....

Steve Russell
2/14/16

I have always been chagrined to admit that the most engaging writer on the U.S. Supreme Court is Antonin Scalia, chagrined at having to say that about the right anchor, the prince of darkness. So it’s only fair that I admit his skills again on his passing....

Steve Russell
2/14/16
And now there are six, three from Florida: Former Florida Gov. Jeb! Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Dr. Ben Carson. From the other 49 states, there are Gov...
Steve Russell
9/24/14

Justice Harry Blackmun couldn’t take it any more and so announced from the US Supreme Court bench that he would “no longer tinker with the machinery of death” and would henceforth vote to reverse all death penalty cases, as several justices had done before him....

Steven Newcomb
6/14/14

On May 27, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 decision in the case State of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community. A five justice majority issued a ruling that works in favor of the Bay Mills Indian Community....

Steven Newcomb
6/6/14

A couple of years ago, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was at a function that Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) was also attending. Upon hearing that Congressman Cole is from the Chickasaw Nation, Scalia said: “Don't forget you belong to a conquered race.”...

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