Former Obama adviser David Axelrod raised a few eyebrows with his recent comments that Hillary Clinton was briefly considered for the Supreme Court. But a look at recent appointees shows the move would have been highly unusual, at least in the modern era.
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Imagine a world with income tax; if you were an American citizen before 1913, with a few exceptions you didn’t have to deal with an April deadline and the IRS. Today, no one really knows how big the tax code is.
It was 225 years ago today that the United States Supreme Court had its first full session. The court back then bared little resemblance to the current one, but it certainly had some interesting characters.
There is now a petition before the Supreme Court to settle an interesting First Amendment question: Should local tour guides be compelled to pass history and background tests to speak with paying tourists?
The Supreme Court’s move to rule on using lethal injections for capital punishment is the latest legal debate in a controversy that goes back to the Founding Fathers. But one Eighth Amendment issue rarely defined by the Court is the general method of executions.