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We Interrupt This Broadcast For A Message From The Supreme Court

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We Interrupt This Broadcast For A Message From The Supreme Court
Next month Super Bowl XLVIII will be broadcast live across the nation. An estimated 111 million viewers are expected to sit back and watch the single greatest television event of the year, and advertisers are paying 4 million dollars for just 30 seconds of airtime during the game. While most of us will watch the…
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A Very Gay Utah Christmas

A Very Gay Utah Christmas

When you’re feeling certain feelings that just don’t seem right Treat those pesky feelings like a reading light And turn ‘em off Like a light switch Just go back Really, what’s so hard about that Turn it off Turn it off   These infamous, satire-ridden lyrics from the acclaimed musical Book of Mormon may need…
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From the Editor: Happy Holidays and 2014 Predictions

From the Editor: Happy Holidays and 2014 Predictions

Happy Holidays! It feels like just yesterday we were welcoming in 2013 with open arms and fiscal cliffs. Before we knew it, there was the Sequester, the overturning of DOMA, a government shutdown and Obamacare’s clumsy debut. We even managed to squeeze in a successful Twitter IPO and a terrible Steve Jobs biopic. Here at…
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Trouble in the Air – Should States Pay For Others’ Pollution?

Trouble in the Air – Should States Pay For Others’ Pollution?

Bob Dylan had it wrong: it’s the question that’s blowin’ in the wind. In fact, it’s a question that’s before the Supreme Court right now: namely, how to adjudicate the squabble between largely Midwestern and Southern (“upwind”) states who belch industrial pollutants into the air, and then “dump” that air – via natural wind currents…
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SCOTUS Tackles Contentious Topics in New Term

SCOTUS Tackles Contentious Topics in New Term

Weeks into its new term, the Supreme Court is already tackling important cases in what will likely prove to be a contentious term. The O’Connor legacy – named for retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, often identified as nonpartisan and centrist – will be tested broadly, with cases including affirmative action, abortion, the scope of executive…
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