Tamara Sivachelvan

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Redefining Education to Include More Meaningful Critical Thinking

In a recent professional development session with a small group of teachers, our conversation evolved into deeply philosophical questions surrounding the purpose of education. One experienced teacher expressed dissatisfaction in teaching now that so much importance is placed on passing standardized …

The Supreme Court Just Ruled In Favor Of The Police State, And Sonia Sotomayor Is Not Having It

She lashed out at "lawless police conduct" that disproportionately targets black and brown Americans.<p>WASHINGTON -- In a powerful dissent to a Supreme Court ruling that took an expansive view of the limits the Constitution places on police misconduct, Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday seemed to …

Divided Supreme Court once again decides a case without settling it

The eight-member Supreme Court showed again Thursday it can issue rulings in significant cases without actually deciding who wins.<p>The justices issued a unanimous 18-page opinion in a major case of healthcare fraud that had appeared to leave them sharply divided during oral arguments in April. They …

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg steered the court on Texas' abortion law

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Stephanie Toti, a lawyer representing Texas abortion clinics, stepped to the podium at the Supreme Court last March to argue against a law that she said would close all but a handful of clinics in the state.<p>It was her first appearance before the highest court in the land and she …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What the Founding Fathers Really Meant When They Wrote the Second Amendment

<i>Has the Second Amendment been twisted by conservatives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Richard Potter, on Quora.</b><p>The Second Amendment was created so that the states could form militias or …

U.S. Appeals Court Holds Up Net Neutrality Rules In Full

A federal appeals court on Tuesday fully upheld the so-called Open Internet rules, regulations backing the principle of net neutrality.<p>It's the idea that phone and cable companies should treat all of the traffic on their networks equally — no blocking or slowing their competitors, and no fast lanes …

Net Neutrality

Fifty years later, the Miranda decision hasn’t accomplished what the Supreme Court intended

Fifty years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down the landmark case <i>Miranda v. Arizona</i>. The decision requires police to inform suspects of their constitutional rights to remain silent and obtain an attorney before being questioned.<p>Miranda remains perhaps the most well-known case in criminal law, …

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