DID YOU KNOW?: RUSSIANS UNIMPRESSED BY DEMOCRACY

In a recent survey conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org, only 16 percent of Russians said it was “important to live in a country governed by a democracy.” By contrast, 72 percent of Americans, 70 percent of the Chinese, and 91 percent in Argentina agreed with the same statement. You can read more of their study here.

HERE’S ANOTHER TAKE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY: DOES THE SUPREME COURT NEED A MILITARY VETERAN?

Until Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981,no woman had served on the Supreme Court. Today, there are three women — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Sonia Sotomayor (who is also the Court’s first Latino justice) and Justice Elena Kagan. The first Jewish Justice was Louis Brandeis, nominated by President […]

SHOULD CHANGING CULTURAL STANDARDS ALSO CHANGE THE WAY THAT WE EXAMINE OBSCENITY AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT?

By Annamarya Scaccia, 2011 Jennings Fellow In early April, 42 senators from both Republican & Democratic parties sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling for amped-up efforts in the federal prosecution of hardcore adult pornography. This comes on the heels of the dissolution of the Obscenity Prosecution Task Force—a second Bush-era group formed […]