Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Shooting down rigid gun laws

Proposition 63 is nothing more than a list of wishful, unrealistic expectations that impinge on the integrity of law-abiding citizens and does nothing to prevent violent acts carried out by criminals. California citizens voted “yes” on Proposition 63 on Election ...

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‘Religious freedom’ laws help justify discrimination

The country is in an uproar over what’s happening in Indiana and Arkansas. The Supreme Court of the United States is getting ready to hear a case on same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, legislators are waging a war on equal rights to ...

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Your hatred: It’s a choice

For the first time ever, if you’re living in the United States, there is a more than 50 percent chance that you’re living in an area where same-sex marriage is legal. People are saying that this “momentum” will carry the ...

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Ethics lecture discusses Hobby Lobby

Dr. Alfred Evans, a professor emeritus of political science at Fresno State, spoke on the Supreme Court’s recent highly-publicized Hobby Lobby decision calling it a victory for religious freedom during a Thursday night ethics lecture. The lecture was hosted by ...

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Supreme Court considers campaign finance limits

The Fresno State community is full of potential voters, and a case before the Supreme Court could increase the amount of money an individual or organization can donate to campaigns, possibly affecting the influence of big-money donors.

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Campus recognizes Constitution Day

In celebration of Constitution Day, eight justices from the California Court of Appeal 5th Appellate District met Wednesday with students in an open panel discussion.

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Individual mandate is unconstitutional

Ever since 1937, the year the Supreme Court stopped nullifying elements of FDR’s New Deal, progressive commentators have assured Americans that constitutional limitations on the power of the national government to regulate commerce are either infinitely flexible or altogether outmoded.

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Obama’s DOMA decision a dumb one

In late February, the Obama Justice Department announced that it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act in cases that come up in federal courts.

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Miranda is unconstitutional

On May 1, Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born American citizen, attempted to kill other, presumably American born, citizens with a homemade bomb in Times Square that, thankfully, failed to detonate.

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Free speech is for everyone

We take freedom of speech for granted in this country.

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