The Public Good: Reports from the Front Lines

Date: 6 Sep 2017 | posted in: Public Good News, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Separate and Unequal, Again In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 58 year-old decision upholding the right of states to have segregated school systems. “Separate but … Read More

Working Partner Update: Right To Repair

Date: 13 Jun 2017 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

CONGRATULATIONS to the ‘right to repair’ organizations and small businesses which have been struggling to win the right for consumers and businesses to repair electronic equipment. The Supreme Court has provided an important victory, overturning a lower court decision. The … Read More

The Next President Will Likely Appoint 4 Supreme Court Justices: Who Do You Want Picking Them?

Date: 27 Jul 2016 | posted in: The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

The future of the Supreme Court is at stake in the 2016 election. We know the numbers. The death of Scalia split the Supreme Court between four Conservative Justices appointed by Republican Presidents (Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Kennedy) and four … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of October 19, 2015

Date: 23 Oct 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Hawai’i ends its Net Metering program, approves new rooftop solar programs. Ohio has permanently frozen clean energy implementation in the state, to the ire of most Ohioans. Socio-economic divides persist in solar energy, but the … Read More

Every Justice is a ‘Judicial Activist’

Date: 15 Oct 2010 | posted in: governance, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Right-Wingers Just Don’t Like the Ones Who Don’t Agree with Them.  In 1787, writing in the Federalist Papers in support of state ratification of the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton argued that the proposed Supreme Court “will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the constitution.” As for judicial activism, “contraventions of the will of the legislature may now and then happen; but they can never be as extensive as to affect the order of the political system.”… Read More

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