There are still about 40 open U.S. Attorney positions across the country, and nearly 140 Article III judicial vacancies. Meanwhile, the Justice Department’s mission still includes the commitment “to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.” Will Sessions take the opportunity to break from his ugly past, stake out independence from President Trump’s moral equivalency on racism post-Charlottesville, and live up to his Department’s mission by making our justice system look more like America?
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Masterpiece has urged the Supreme Court to announce a sweeping ruling that would gut public accommodations laws and subject same-sex couples—and others—to all manner of discrimination. At each turn, though, its arguments run headlong into binding First Amendment precedents authored by the chief justice. If Roberts follows these past rulings, he will vote to uphold public accommodations laws that help guarantee equal dignity for all persons, no matter whom they love.
As President Trump travels through Asia this week, the American people should ask themselves: Will the president be acting only on behalf of us and our nation’s best interests? Or will he be on the lookout for ways to line his own pockets?
Challengers argue the emoluments clause is designed to prevent corruption, and the Washington-based Constitutional Accountability Center said in a statement Wednesday that “no one is above the law” and that Trump’s receipt of money from foreign governments clearly violates the emoluments clause.
Ohio’s voter purge disenfranchises U.S. citizens because they choose not to vote. This constricts the electorate and harms our democracy. And it does so in contravention of a law passed by Congress. The Supreme Court should strike down Ohio’s voter purge policy.