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U.S. SUPREME COURT

"A 12-year term is what high court justices serve in countries such as Germany and South Africa," writes columnist Jim Shaw. "It would change the lousy system where presidents look for young candidates to appoint so they can stay on for decades with their extremist rulings."
Breaking news: Democracy is not extremism.
Term limits would mean each new president making far more appointments to the court than ever before in history. Is that likely to make the court less ideological, or more?
“The U.S. Constitution’s Full Faith and Credit Clause ensures that lawful proceedings conducted in one state are recognized by the other states," Armstrong said. "HR 8404 makes it clear that a marriage performed in one state will be recognized in another, regardless of the sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin of the couple. This bill provides assurance to Americans that their marital status won’t change based on their ZIP code."

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After a list of "where as" statements, the resolution states that "the Policy Committee of the North Dakota Democratic-Non Partisan League Party will no longer support the ongoing candidacy of Mark Haugen for U.S. House of Representatives."
This Supreme Court expects legislators to legislate. We need to stop carrying on as if that's a bad thing.
Americans have lost faith in their institutions. The news media in particular. That decline in trust is the fertile soil out of which the endless rancor and violence we're currently living with grows.
This issue is complex, with well-meaning and mainstream Americans on both sides, and it deserves better than the sort of with-us-or-against-us rhetoric we're getting from the activists and politicians.
Judges and other law-enforcement officials should be dispassionate servants of the law, not political actors, and the law should be what is written, not what is interpreted by a lawyer in a robe.
In Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, the U.S. Supreme Court gave states new power to prosecute alleged crimes by non-Natives against Natives committed on reservations. Though the immediate changes stemming from the case remain unclear, some Native sources say the implementation of this decision could mean further infringement on tribal sovereignty.

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A 2014 opinion for the North Dakota Supreme Court failed to find a right to an abortion in the state Constitution.
The choice of organizing more protests, as opposed to taking meaningful action such as beginning an initiated measure campaign that could actually change state law, is a telling one.
Experts warn that simply claiming the benefits may create paper trails for law enforcement officials in states criminalizing abortion. That will complicate life for the dozens of corporations promising to protect, or even expand, the abortion benefits for employees and their dependents.

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