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Article ID: 700316

WashU Expert: Threatening the International Criminal Court could further isolate the U.S.

Washington University in St. Louis

The Trump administration’s national security adviser John Bolton, a longtime critic of the International Criminal Court (ICC), threatened Sept. 10 to impose sanctions on court personnel if the court continues with an investigation into alleged U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan.Bolton’s speech is likely to act as a boomerang, upsetting the 123 countries that are States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, most of which are close U.

11-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 700172

Kavanaugh's Critique of Regulatory Law, Seen in Recent Dissent, Being Lost in Nomination Battle

Indiana University

The confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has revolved around his views on judicial independence, gun laws and abortion. A new scholarly article released this week by two legal studies professors at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business suggests that the Senate should be equally concerned with the nominee's thinking about regulatory matters and the power of federal agencies.

6-Sep-2018 4:45 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 700109

Can't We All Just Get Along? National Conversation on Civility Features Psychologists, Media Personalities

American Psychological Association (APA)

From the Brett M. Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination hearing to people burning their Nike products, as the country approaches the 2018 midterm elections, our national rhetoric is more polarized than ever. Rudeness, name-calling, bullying and insults have become so commonplace that many Americans have tuned out. Can these behaviors be curbed, and can we learn to disagree civilly? To address these and other questions, the American Psychological Association and the National Institute for Civil Discourse have partnered to present “A National Conversation on Civility.”

6-Sep-2018 11:15 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 699314

Political Scientist: US Supreme Court Not Intended to Be Democratic Institution

DePaul University

The Supreme Court appears poised to shift to the right if Congress confirms U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a position on the highest court. If chosen, some conservatives are hoping Kavanaugh will join other conservative-leaning judges in reversing several landmark court decisions, sending the issues back to the states to decide on, said political scientist Joseph Mello.

21-Aug-2018 3:45 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 697294

Supreme Court Justices Should Have Term Limits

Wichita State University

Life tenure for Supreme Court Justices, combined with increasing partisan polarization, is a toxic combination that is poisoning our democracy, according to Neal Allen, associate professor of political science at Wichita State University.

11-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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