Trump and the Court

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In the judiciary branch, Trump’s election is less a disaster, more a setback. It’s certainly disappointing for those who hoped to establish a new coalition on the Supreme Court that could safeguard and advance liberal perspectives on constitutional and legal readings, but certain rights and laws upheld by this court are unlikely to be overturned.

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The Toys of Peace

Speaking for the 7-2 majority, Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed the California statute earlier this week as “the latest attempt in a long series of failed attempts to censor violent entertainment for minors.”

Among the examples he listed, Scalia might also have mentioned a short-lived campaign during the Vietnam War exhorting parents, “Don’t buy war toys this Xmas” or even before World War I when a British organizations promoted a line of “peace toys.” Continue reading The Toys of Peace