Ketanji Brown Jackson to make history as the first Black woman in the highest court By Morgan Miles, Staff Writer Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate last Thursday, making history as the first Black female Supreme Court Justice. She is also the third Black justice and the first former federal public defender to serve on the highest court in the U.S. President Joe Biden nominated Judge Jackson on Feb. 25, following the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement. During the search process, Biden emphasized the importance of nominating a justice who would bring a diverse background and varying … Continue reading Judge Jackson confirmed to the Supreme Court
By: Jonathan Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead Saturday in his room at a hunting lodge. Justice Scalia was the Court’s leading conservative who often brought controversy with his fiery and eloquent opinions from the bench. Scalia was the quintessential conservative. Before his appointment to the high court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia spent his political career working for Republican leaders who helped shape his conservative principles. In the 1970s, Scalia earned two appointments by Republican President Richard Nixon as a member of his personal counsel and as Assistant … Continue reading Justice Scalia found dead
By: Jonathan Hogue ~Opinions & Editorial Editor~ There is no doubt that Justice Antonin Scalia was a powerhouse figure on the U.S. Supreme Court. Since his appointment by President Reagan at the height of the Republican Revolution, Scalia was a conservative scholar whose legal prose shaped a quarter century of the Court’s rulings. Since his death, political ideologues on both sides of the aisle are using his vacancy as a reason to rewrite and revise recent history, but Americans need to know the man behind the robe and his impact on the judicial branch. Though I was not a proponent … Continue reading Remembering Scalia’s controversial legacy How the high court and the nation should move forward
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