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Reframing workplace discrimination through the SCOTUS cases

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2019

On Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard arguments for three cases that will determine the legality of workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. These arguments center around Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, under which it is illegal for employers to discriminate based...

Whitman Professor Jack Jackson weighs in on Supreme Court nominee

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

February 16, 2017

One week after President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the position of Associate Justice to replace the late Justice Scalia, Wire reporter Kate Grumbles sat down with Assistant Professor Jack Jackson from the Politics department. Below is a partial transcript from that interview. Minimal edits made for ...

McConnell Rallies Support Against Supreme Court Appointment With Pagan Ritual Sacrifice

Ben Freedman, humor editor

February 25, 2016

WASHINGTON – Late last Wednesday, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell conducted a traditional Pagan ritual sacrifice deep within his chambers to maintain Republican solidarity against accepting Supreme Court nominees. Hunched over a cauldron containing Obama’s short list of candidates, McConnell...

State Supreme Court Decision Threatens Proposed Charter School

State Supreme Court Decision Threatens Proposed Charter School

Ellen Ivens-Duran

October 1, 2015

A recent decision by the Washington Supreme Court declaring state funding for charter schools to be unconstitutional may cause trouble for the Willow School, a Walla Walla charter school that was slated to open in 2016.

Same-sex marriage headed to supreme court, to be decided by one man

Kyle Seasly

February 16, 2012

Last Tuesday, Feb. 7  (if only it had been a week later), the Appellate Court of California upheld a ruling by Judge Walker which found the infamous love-hating Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional.  Proposition 8 was a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state of California. The court ruled...

Supreme Court rules: Money is protected speech

Supreme Court rules: Money is protected speech

Heather Nichols-Haining

February 11, 2010

The recent Supreme Court decision to lift the ban on corporate campaign spending is yet another step towards the direction of a corporate-ruled, undemocratic America. This decision was made in the interest of protecting our freedom of speech, but it is questionable whether allowing rampant corporate spending in ou...

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