Tag: Supreme Court

STUDENTS REACT TO CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT

Mason students express opposition and support for Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court justice  BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER  After much pushing by Republicans, the Senate voted to confirm Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the…

THE NORMS ARE BROKEN: TIME TO EXPAND THE COURT

BY ARJIT ROSHAN CONTRIBUTOR Last week, my friend Alex Madajian, a thoughtful staff writer for Fourth Estate, wrote a piece on how Democrats expanding the Supreme Court would be the very kind of norm violation that they’ve accused Trump of…

COURT PACKING WOULD BE THE WORST NORM VIOLATION YET

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER When asked what makes America exceptional, the late Justice Antonin Scalia responded by saying: “If you think that a bill of rights is what sets us apart [from other countries,] you’re crazy … the real…

Brett Kavanaugh Hired as Professor at Antonin Scalia Law School

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to become a visiting professor at Mason’s law school BY LAUREN SULLIVAN, INVESTIGATIVE EDITOR AND DANA NICKEL, NEWS EDITOR According to an anonymous source within Mason’s Office of the Provost, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh…

The broken branch

(Photo credit: Alec Moore/Fourth Estate) This story was originally published in the Mar. 21 issue of Fourth Estate. Supreme Court vacancy spurs political controversy On March 16, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme…