If we are going to insist on electing judges, do we want them to spend their time discussing issues with voters -- or, for that matter, do we want them doing their actual job of deciding cases -- or would we prefer that they spend their time asking for campaign contributions?
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Carvin's prediction that GOP justices can be trusted to advance GOP policies even in a case such as this one, where the arguments for doing so are weak, may in fact prove correct. Should Carvin be vindicated, however, the justices will deal a grievous self-inflicted wound to their own institution.
"Who do you think President Obama could appoint at this very day, given the boundaries that we have? If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court."
Providing two college-age women with health insurance that covers birth control, according to an attorney for Missouri state Rep. Paul Joseph Wieland and his wife Teresa, is the equivalent of giving your children free access to a “stocked unlocked liquor cabinet.”
America's railroads -- and with them, its economy -- nearly ground to a halt in 1894 because one of the wealthiest men in American history decided to grow his own fortune on the backs of hungry workers.