This spring, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear two cases that touch on questions of the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. In Hollingsworth v. Perry, scheduled for argument on March 26, the court will determine whether the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment precludes the state of California from defining marriage as a… [Continue Reading]
In recent weeks, the United States has witnessed two parallel narratives unfolding over the contest between freedom and regulation in American society. On November 6, two states–Washington and Colorado–passed voter referendums decriminalizing recreational marijuana use in the face of federal policy that dictates otherwise. And on December 14, a young man walked into a Connecticut… [Continue Reading]
In the months before the 2012 presidential election, Americans have experienced a deluge of political campaign ads. These messages make their way to voters through social media, the web, and print formats, but it is still the television ad that offers the biggest impact.
When the U.S. Supreme Court opens its session on Wednesday, the justices will hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, in the fifth Affirmative Action case to reach the bench in less than 40 years.
Next Wednesday, the state of Pennsylvania is scheduled to a man convicted of first degree murder. At its heart, the case is about the function of clemency in the American prison system and a debate that goes back to the Colonial era.