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Kevin McMahon, professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the graduate program at Trinity College, gave a guest lecture about the current state of the Supreme Court and how it has fallen short of the democratic ideals it was build on.

Guest speaker questions the state of democracy in the Supreme Court

By Mei Dennison, Contributing Writer September 16, 2023

On Sept. 14, Ithaca College’s Legal Studies Program sponsored the public lecture event, “A Supreme Court Unlike Any Other,” in honor of Constitution Day on Sept. 17 — a day in commemoration of...

A flag flies in front of the U.S. Supreme Court that reads No Justice, No Peace, after the decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization was released which also overturned Roe v. Wade.

Ithaca community responds to Roe v. Wade overturning

By Aidan Charde and Caitlin Holtzman June 28, 2022

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade — a 1973 landmark ruling that protected citizen’s rights to an abortion — in a 5–4 decision June 24. [slideshow_deploy id='44160']   Justice...

About 100 members of the Ithaca community gathered at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons to rally in support of the right to an abortion. Protestors held signs that read, “Abortion is a human right,” “Women should have more bodily autonomy than a corpse,” “I stand with Planned Parenthood,” “Safe abortions save lives” and “Not your body, not your life, not your business.” 

Ithaca community protests draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

By Alexis Manore and Elijah de Castro May 5, 2022
Despite legal precedent and public opinion, the United States Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade. May 3 the Ithaca community gathered in protest. 
With Ketanji Brown Jackson on the verge of being the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, members of the IC community are voicing their support.

IC civil rights groups voice support for Ketanji Brown Jackson

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor April 5, 2022
With Ketanji Brown Jackson on the verge of being the latest justice to join the Supreme Court, members of the IC community are voicing their support.
NCAA uses amateurism to exploit athletes likeness

NCAA uses amateurism to exploit athletes’ likeness

By Emily Adams, Senior writer April 28, 2021
Amid the backlash surrounding the Division I basketball tournaments weeks ago, the NCAA was fighting another battle in the Supreme Court regarding athletes receiving benefits and compensation.
National Recap: Women’s marches take place across the U.S.

National Recap: Women’s marches take place across the U.S.

By John Turner October 20, 2020
Many marchers were focused on Barrett and how a more conservative Supreme Court could affect abortion rights.
Senate Republicans actions demonstrate hypocrisy

Senate Republicans actions demonstrate hypocrisy

By John Tagliani October 5, 2020
Trump’s appointment will affect my entire adult life — when I turn 61 and am looking to retire, Coney Barrett might be doing the same at age 90.
“RBG,” a 2018 Academy Award–nominated documentary, honors the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 18. The film serves as a stark reminder of the vibrant life she led and the legacy she left behind.

Review: Ginsburg’s legacy burns bright in 2018 documentary

By Elijah de Castro, Staff Writer September 23, 2020
“RBG,” a 2018 Academy Award–nominated documentary, honors the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 18.
Nat Recap: Supreme Court hears momentous DACA case

Nat Recap: Supreme Court hears momentous DACA case

By Brontë Cook November 13, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in a case that aims to preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the wake of President Donald Trump’s attempts to end...

Ginsburg is the oldest justice on the United States Supreme Court at 85. While she has taken many steps to try to prolong her life, including a rigorous fitness routine, many of her fans fear that her days are numbered. This fear has been heightened for left-leaning college students after the recent appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Oct. 6.

Students react to Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation

By Ryan King, Staff Writer October 10, 2018
It was a cloudy Sunday morning in Ithaca on Oct. 7. A small group of students on campus gathered near Muller Chapel to pray.
Chelsea Deegan, freshman integrated market communications major, writes that the potential appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court bodes poorly for the future of womens reproductive rights.

Commentary: Women’s reproductive rights are in danger

September 18, 2018
As a woman who faces challenges every day based on just that fact, it is unsettling to hear that the future of women’s reproductive rights lies in the hands of a man.

Confirm Neil Gorsuch

By Kyle Stewart March 22, 2017
Through captivating narratives and occasional humor, he is known for making his decisions engaging and accessible to all audiences.
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