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Meet the Supreme Court Justices

John Roberts – Chief Justice Nominated by: George W Bush Law School: Harvard Sitting since: 2005

03/17/2014
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How Are Judges Chosen?

How are the “who” and “how many” decided for judges? The answer is different for federal and state courts.

03/17/2014
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Glossary of Terms

Nominated Judge A nominated judge must pass another approval process before being confirmed. For example, the President nominates candidates for federal judgeships, but they must be approved by the Senate before taking office.

03/17/2014
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Top Ten

Top Ten SCOTUS Cases for Economic Freedom

Marbury v. Madison (1803) This case is the origination of judicial review: the principle that the Supreme Court has the authority to strike down or uphold the constitutionality of laws. This power does not appear in the Constitution—but the consequences affect the entire history of the United States. Read more here.

03/17/2014
Time's Up
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Time's Up

It’s time to send a serious message. Not just to the politicians in DC, but also the moneyed interests behind the scenes, the powerful trade groups, the economically ignorant, and those who would rather feed off the productive than produce themselves. Time’s Up.

10/15/2013
Another Purge in Wisconsin
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Another Purge in Wisconsin

The purge of truly limited-government activists from the Republican Party has reached new lows, as one of Wisconsin’s top activists found out.

01/22/2013
Failed Past Purges, Stop Future Purges
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Key Vote

Failed Past Purges, Stop Future Purges

John Boehner’s recent purge of conservatives Huelskamp, Amash, and Schweikert from prominent House Committees isn’t the first time honest Congressmen have been punished for fidelity to their constituents. (In the most recent Republican Conference meeting, Speaker Boehner has apparently threatened to purge additional Members who do not toe the line.) In 1995, Appropriations Chairman Bob Livingston, with the blessing of then-Speaker Newt Gingrich kicked Rep. Mark Neumann off the Appropriations Committee for voting against a leadership-sponsored bill.

12/06/2012