Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Five Big Issues in Supreme Court’s Current Term: Presidential Power

This is the fifth and last of a series of posts on the issues that Adam Liptak has identified as prominent on the agenda of the Supreme Court in its current session.  Liptak listed campaign finance, abortion, affirmative action, prayer and … Continue reading

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The Five Big Issues in Supreme Court’s Current Term: Prayer

This is the fourth of five posts.  I have taken the issues in the order that Adam Liptak listed them in his New York Times article, so I have considered campaign finance, abortion, affirmative action.  Today we look at prayer. … Continue reading

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The Five Big Issues in Supreme Court’s Current Term: Affirmative Action

This is the third of five posts.  I covered the Court’s opportunity to deal with campaign reform the day before yesterday; yesterday it was abortion; today it is affirmative action.  All five issues and the associated cases are drawn from … Continue reading

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The Five Big Issues of the Supreme Court’s Current Term: Abortion

This is the second of five posts.  I covered the Court’s opportunity to deal with campaign reform yesterday; today, it is abortion’s turn.  All five issues and the associated cases are drawn from this article by Alan Liptak in the New … Continue reading

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The Five Big Issues in the Supreme Court’s Current Term: Campaign Finance

This is the first of five posts.  Each of the five issues gives you an opportunity to ask yourself, “Just what do I mean when I say I am a liberal or a conservative (or whatever designation you use for … Continue reading

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God Loves the U. S. Senate

What if the way out of the political crisis turns out to have nothing at all to do with character?  Would that be embarrassing?  Would God be surprised? Dr. Barry C. Black is the Chaplain of the U. S. Senate … Continue reading

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Still a Family

The men in this picture are the family among whom I grew up.  Our parents died nearly thirty years ago, and we have related to each other differently since then.  We have been much closer since then.  I think there … Continue reading

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