Three decades after his own presidential race, Barry Goldwater himself understood that the views he once championed were wrong. And Tea Party conservatives would foist these views upon the nation regardless.
If Rand Paul were elected president, he would have the power to nominate potential Supreme Court justices who want to return to a world where basic workplace protections are considered unconstitutional -- and who object to the federal ban on whites-only lunch counters to boot.
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Twelve years ago, the Supreme Court wrote a big loophole into the constitutional rule prohibiting executions of people with intellectual disabilities. A case they will hear today could close that loophole.
After Brown v. Board of Education, many segregationists cited their own faith as justification for official racism. Ross Barnett won Mississippi's governorship in a landslide in 1960 after claiming that “the good Lord was the original segregationist."
If you are expecting the Supreme Court to side with President Obama in this case, don't. Every single Republican judge to consider Obama's recess appointments has ruled them unconstitutional, and there are more Republicans on the Supreme Court than Democrats.