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Article ID: 708210

Tinkers, at heart of student free speech, will mark 50th anniversary of landmark SCOTUS case at Iowa State

Iowa State University

In 1965, three Des Moines teenagers wore black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. Their suspension led to a 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision that was a turning point for students’ First Amendment rights. On Feb. 25, siblings Mary Beth Tinker and John Tinker will discuss the significance of their case at Iowa State University.

18-Feb-2019 9:30 AM EST

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 707558

Ten Commandments in Texas Classrooms: But What Version?

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly approved the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument that has resided on the grounds of the state Capitol since 1961. Now, Texas House Bill 307 would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed in classrooms in public schools by preventing school boards from banning the displays.

5-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 706900

Can Older Surgeons Still Operate Safely?

LifeBridge Health

The Aging Surgeon Program at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore tests the skills of surgeons, both mentally and physically, to assess whether they are able to operate safely and accurately.

22-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 702697

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Statement: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's Announcement of Dementia Diagnosis

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is saddened to hear the news that former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor released a letter today saying she has been diagnosed with the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease.

24-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702094

Physics Model Finds That SCOTUS ‘Super Court’ Votes Are Non-Partisan

Cornell University

Eddie Lee, doctoral student in physics at Cornell University, applied a statistical physics model to a “Super Court” of 36 Supreme Court justices and 24 nine-member courts from 1946 to 2016 and found was that consensus dominates the court, and strong correlations in voting far outlast any one justice or court

11-Oct-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 701875

BW Poll Shows Tight Race for Ohio Governor, Support for Issue 1, Supreme Divide

Baldwin Wallace University

A Baldwin Wallace University statewide survey reveals that the Ohio governor’s race is a statistical tie. In a two-way race, DeWine holds a 42% to 40% advantage over Democrat Richard Cordray among voters stating a preference. More than 18% say they remain unsure about how they will vote for governor.

9-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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