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Tracy Robinson
Tracy Robinson is a 2004 graduate of the George Mason University School of Law.
by | Jun 15, 2004

Other than the Washington Post editorial board, few in America were pleased by yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, better known as the Pledge of Allegiance case. The opinion for the Court did not…

by | Jan 28, 2004

In his 1997 State of the Union speech, President Clinton returned to one of his favorite themes — education. In order to ensure that “Americans have the best education in the world,” he asked Congress to “work together to meet…

by | Jan 20, 2004

Over the last few years, the U.S. Supreme Court increasingly has looked to foreign court rulings for guidance on American constitutional questions. Two years ago in Atkins v. Virginia, the Court referred to the opinion of the “world community” to…

by | Sep 16, 2003

With its ruling yesterday in Southwest Voter Registration Education Project v. Shelley — the California recall election case — the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals once again demonstrated why it is overruled so frequently. In granting the voting rights group’s…

by | Aug 5, 2003

Supporters of newly anointed Democratic frontrunner Howard Dean like to point out that he’s no ordinary politician. He’s a doctor, he opposed the recent war in Iraq, and he has been tagged by the press as a fiscal conservative who…

by | Jun 26, 2003

Although conservative activists tried to save face this week by claiming victory in the battle against racial preferences with the ruling in Gratz v. Bollinger, it was hard to deny that they lost the war in the companion case, Grutter…

by | Nov 5, 2002

Conventional wisdom says that if any crime deserves the death penalty, last month’s sniper shooting spree in the Washington, D.C. area does. Ten were killed, three were wounded, and millions in the region were terrorized for three solid weeks. The…

by | Sep 18, 2002

“Here we go again!” media outlets gleefully chirped last week as they got to report another election breakdown in Florida. Involving a familiar cast of characters, the story line was almost too perfect. Numerous polling places failed to open on…

by | Jul 8, 2002

Last Monday, postage rates went up — again. In the third rate-hike since 1999, stamps for first-class letters went up nearly 9 percent, from 34 to 37 cents, and the rates for postcards, priority mail, and packages rose as well….

by | Jun 26, 2002

For decades, a reliable minority of Supreme Court justices has dreamt of outlawing the death penalty. So far, however, anti-death penalty activists have had to take comfort in limited victories at the state level (such as the recent moratorium in…

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