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Aug 5

Eight years after the Court’s Landmark Rulings in Grutter and Graz, Affirmative Action is on its Way Back to the Docket



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Two appeals court decisions announced this summer promise a return of affirmative action to the Supreme Court. In one, the full Fifth Circuit voted, 9 to 7, not to hear an appeal of a three-judge panel’s decision upholding the use of race as a “plus factor” in admission to the University of Texas. In the… [Continue Reading]



Aug 5

Meet the brave woman who saved Mount Vernon



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We wouldn’t have a Mount Vernon to visit if it weren’t for her dedication to the estate during the Civil War.



Aug 4

Happy Birthday, Mr. President



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With the debt deal done, we can move on to more important topics: How does the president look so darn good at 50?



Aug 3

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, THE NOMINATION OF ROBERT BORK TO THE SUPREME COURT SPLIT WASHINGTON;



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NOW THE CONTROVERSIAL JUDGE HAS BECOME A TRUSTED ROMNEY ADVISER Yesterday, the Mitt Romney campaign released the names of the members of a “Justice Advisory Committee” that will counsel the Republican presidential hopeful “on the Constitution, judicial matters, law enforcement, homeland security, and regulatory issues.” The committee consists of 60 lawyers, most of them Washington… [Continue Reading]



Aug 3

Is the debt deal constitutional?



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Congress can try to put the political onus of lifting the debt ceiling on the president, but it may not hand over its legislative authority.