Month: April 2013

Before the Justices Take the Bench

 A little sketch, doodle really, of the Supreme Court press waiting for the Justices to come to the bench and announce the day’s opinions.  From left to right, Mark Walsh of Education Week, Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal,

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Time for a Tricycle?

Just kidding, I’m really very sorry to hear that Justice Breyer had fall from his bicycle over the weekend and broke his shoulder. Twice before he has had serious bicycle mishaps and has always climbed back in the saddle. I

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Remind Me To Update My Will

  After federal employee Warren Hillman divorced his wife Judy Maretta and married Jaqueline Hillman he never changed the beneficiary on his life insurance. When he died the approximately $125,000. benefit went to his ex-wife. Maybe, as Justice Breyer asked,

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HIV, Prostitution and the First Amendment

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the U.S. government can require NGO’s working overseas to fight HIV and AIDS to espouse an anti-prostitution policy as a requirement to receiving funds. The case is Agency for International Development v. Alliance

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The Indian Child Welfare Act

The Supreme Court Justices had a tough time yesterday trying to balance the interests of a child, known as Baby Veronica, with the shameful history of removing American Indian children from their families. The Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA,

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Of Chocolate Cookies, Baseball Bats and the Amazon

In considering whether human genes may be patented the Justices of the Supreme Court searched near and far for analogies to help them grasp the complexities of bio-science. Here are a few sketches from the oral arguments along with a

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