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As Chief Justice John Roberts celebrates ten years at the helm of our Nation’s High Court, there’s little question that the Roberts Court’s five-to-four ruling in Citizens United v.
Next week marks John Roberts’s tenth anniversary as Chief Justice of the United States, but it’s clear there’s at least one person who won’t be celebrating: Senator Ted Cruz.  At the second Republican presidential debate, Cruz called Roberts’s nomination a “mistake” and described the Chief Justice...
Section 1.  Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2.  Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate...
Senator Grassley said that the Senate should be able to take credit this year for nominees confirmed last year. How many Americans could get away with not doing their jobs this year because they worked last year?