Tag Archives: Antonin Scalia

As if we needed yet another reason to vote the Republican Party out of existence, John McCain says he intends to continue blocking the appointment of a ninth Supreme Court justice if Clinton wins

John McCain came out today and said that, despite his past statements, he has no intention, if Hillary Clinton is elected president, of considering the man or woman she selects to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left vacant after the February 2016 death of Antonin Scalia, continuing what has to be one of […]

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Exploring Black Nirvana, going inside the EMU “no confidence” vote, and the likelihood that we’ll see other Flints in the future… on episode 40 of the Saturday Six Pack

I’m still playing catch-up, trying to get the most recent episodes of the Saturday Six Pack posted here. I’m sorry that it’s been taking me so long… The episode I’m posting here tonight was our 40th, and it was great… There was something for everyone; political intrigue, grassroots activism, science in the public interest, societal […]

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Could this impending battle over the Supreme Court tear our nation apart?

I was thinking today about the little events that influence global politics, and all of our lives. Had Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s car not taken a wrong turn at the junction of Appel quay and Franzjosefstrasse in Serbia on that day in 1914, passing in front of a loitering 19-year-old Gavrila Principe, who just happened to […]

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And this is what happens when you gut the Voting Rights Act

In late June of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, stating that the provision, which, for almost 50 years, had required that certain areas of the country with dismal civil rights records obtain approval from the Justice Department or a special […]

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Gutting the Voting Rights Act… Can poll taxes be too far away?

In a 5-4 decision earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, stating that the provision, which, for almost 50 years, has required that certain areas of the country with dismal civil rights records obtain approval from the Justice Department or a special federal court before […]

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