An unpopular president being able to wield such substantial long-term power over the court has concerned many, especially as the result will doubtless involve the most conservative SCOTUS in 70 years. This could push the success of abortion-rights and anti-gun law lobbyists back years. This will all be a certainty if Trump is re-elected. McKechnie evaluates the recent uproar over when the next Supreme Court appointment should take place – whether in this presidency or the next.
Orlando June 12th 2016, Las Vegas 1st October 2017, Sutherland Springs November 5th 2017, Parkland 20th February 2018, Santa Fe May 10th 2018, Pittsburgh October 27th 2018 and Thousand Oaks November 7th 2018. All of these dates and places represent a US shooting where 10 or more people have been killed since the start of 2016. Since the Sandy Hook shooting in […]
The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh concludes a month of partisan rancour in the United States arguably not seen since the 2016 election. At stake at the ‘job interview’ of the century were not only the careers and reputations of Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh, but long-term trends in American politics and society including the centralising […]
On the 22 January 2016, the Court of Appeal granted an injunction to ‘PGS’, allowing their identity to be kept a secret and to not be published by Newsgroup Newspapers (NGN). The secret to be kept was that ‘PGS’, married with kids, had participated in a threesome. One other participant managed to have the story […]
The President of the UK Supreme Court is heading to the University this Friday – specifically to chat with Exeter students. David Edmond Neuberger – officially known as Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury – will join students in the University’s Alumni Auditorium at midday on Friday 29 January. “His Lordship has specifically asked for a question and […]