Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Thinking Aloud: Science Should Shape Sentencing

Apr. 8, 2015 by Darius In perhaps the least surprising news of the day, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all counts.  His defense never tried to deny his guilt, instead working to convince to jury to … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool: Helpful or Harmful?”

Mar. 2, 2015 by Darius Last week, I attended a debate on “Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool: Helpful or Harmful?”  Arguing the case for sanctions was David Kramer of the McCain Institute for International Leadership (yes, that McCain); arguing … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Surprise! More Money=More Electoral Influence

Sept. 1, 2014 by Darius  The 2010 landmark Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission certainly changed US politics.  But did it give one side a bigger advantage than the other?  Perhaps not surprisingly, the answer is “yes.”  … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Judicial Coup in Thailand

May 8, 2014 by Darius  Earlier this week Thailand’s Constitutional Court ordered that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra be removed from her position.  Why?  Because strict procedures weren’t followed three years ago in the transfer of an official from one government … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Fred Korematsu Day

Feb. 4, 2014 by Darius Last Thursday was Fred Korematsu Day in California and a handful of other states.  You might be thinking, “Who’s Fred Korematsu?”  You wouldn’t be alone.  But Korematsu was an instrumental part of one of the … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Bangladesh, Where Islamists Have Lost Out

Aug. 4, 2013 by Darius The Supreme Court of Bangladesh ruled this week that the country’s biggest Islamist party, the Jamaat, will not be allowed to compete in the next set of parliamentary elections.  The decision was based on the … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Cheerios as a Social Barometer

June 2, 2013 by Darius A few months ago, I posted about some personal experiences with racism in America.  This week, I can safely say that in case you thought that racism in the US had vanished over the last … Continue reading

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