The idea of expanding the size of the U.S. Supreme Court, also known as “court packing,” has surfaced once again, as it did after the Brett Kavanaugh appointment. Often mentioned is a proposal by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of University of California Berkeley’s Law School. He favors increasing the size of the court to 13 instead of its current nine. There are other calls for a larger court, such as those produced by organizations like “Take Back the Court” and “Demand Justice.”
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Tagged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Andrew Johnson, court packing, Donald Trump, Erwin Chemerinsky, George Washington, Jimmy Carter, Judiciary Act of 1789, Judiciary Act of 1869, SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court, University of California-Berkeley, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor
It wasn’t so long ago that such a thing would be unthinkable: a standing ovation for abortion in the New York State Senate chamber with the passage of legislation permitting abortion for any reason up until the moment of birth. Already in New York City, one in three babies are aborted. The bill goes so far as to drop the requirement that doctors perform abortions and decriminalizes acts of violence that result in the deaths of unborn babies. In other words, if an unborn baby dies in the commission of an act of violence against his or her mother, the …
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Sanctity of Life
Tagged Abortion, Bill Clinton, Democrat Party, Donald Trump, George H. W. Bush, Hyde Amendment, Jimmy Carter, March for Life, Medicaid, Nelson Rockefeller, New York, New York legislature, New York's abortion bill, roe vs. wade, Ronald Reagan
Proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) want to create a constitutional Frankenstein by breathing life into its corpse some 36 years after its ratification was defeated, in large part thanks to Phyllis Schlafly and her Eagle Forum.
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Tagged American Association of University Women, Barbara Jordan, Ben Cardin, Don Edwards, Eleanor Smeal, Equal Rights Amendment, ERA, Gender Equality, Idaho vs. Freeman, Jackie Speier, Jimmy Carter, Marjorie Bell, National Organization of Women, Peter Rodino, Presidential Disability Amendment, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Constitution
Recently, US Secretary of Education John King, while speaking at a press conference, remarked that although some homeschool situations are just fine, in general, “Students who are homeschooled are not getting kind of the rapid instructional experience they would get in school.”
Education in America was originally the province of parents and churches. "Homeschooling" was the norm from colonial times through the mid-1800's, and a classic education was the model.