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U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. (Photo courtesy of Heitkamp's office)

Justice Kennedy’s Resignation Creates a Political “Nightmare Scenario” for Heidi Heitkamp

Justice Kennedy’s Resignation Creates a Political “Nightmare Scenario” for Heidi Heitkamp

Breaking news this afternoon is that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be stepping down from his position later this year. This, of course, will give President Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint another judge to the nation’s highest court. It also creates one one North Dakota political observer just described as a “nightmare scenario”

Supreme Court Vacates Lower Courts Ruling Upholding Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court’s decision today on an affirmative action case out of Texas doesn’t change much. The lower courts had granted the university summary judgment, but the Supreme Court today vacated the lower court decision ruling that the court did not apply a strict enough standard to the case which is now remanded back to

Supreme Court Gives OK To Government DNA Databases

According to the Supreme Court, it’s not an unreasonable search for law enforcement to swab an arrested suspect for DNA and then keep a database of that DNA information for identification purposes. Justice Kennedy writes in the majority opinion that DNA swabs are just an updated form of wanted posters and fingerprinting: A DNA profile

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