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What is Judicial Courage?

For the symposium on Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum's new book, The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court (Oxford University Press, 2019).           There’s little writing exploring the nature and meaning of judicial courage.   Commentators sometimes praise individual decisions as “courageous,” but that usually means the decision falls in line with the commentator’s own preferences.   More broadly, I suspect most people intuitively think judicial courage means bein...
Tags: Texas, Justice, Supreme Court, Court, Alabama, Citizens United, Johnson, Black, Branding, State, Brown, Board of Education, Alabama Senate, Baum, Federalist Society, O'Connor


Partisan Divisions in the Supreme Court: It's Likely to Get Worse (and There's No Reason to Think that it Will Necessarily Ever Get Better)

For the symposium on Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum's new book, The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court (Oxford University Press, 2019). It is tempting to incorporate by reference the other excellent reviews of The Company They Keep:   How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court,, a truly interesting and important book by Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum.   I particularly like Jack’s placing the central arguments of the book within the larger political context ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Eric Holder, Washington Post, Senate, Court, America, Harvard, United States, Ronald Reagan, Hawaii, New York Times, ACS, Circuit, Leo


Trump Swamp: Special Olympics Proposal Isn’t The Only Bad DeVos Headline This Week

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos found herself on the wrong end of a wave of public outrage this week in response to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, in which the DeVos-led Education Department requested no federal money at all for the Special Olympics. In a statement Wednesday following a fiery hearing before the House Appropriations Committee, DeVos angrily blamed members of the media who’ve “spun up falsehoods” before admitting that, yes, she proposed gutting government funding for...
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Why the U.S. can’t replicate Finland’s educational success

Finland's success on international student assessment tests have left many wondering if the United States should adopt its education policies. However, Finland's educational system developed from a culture that maintains education as a fundamental right; the United States lacks such an acknowledgement. Unless the United States undergoes a drastic reassessment of its social contract, meaningful education reform will likely remain out of reach. None Can the United States replicate Finland's educat...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Education, Congress, New York City, Alabama, America, Society, Poverty, Teaching, United States, Innovation, Finland, Inequality, San Antonio


SCOTUS Map: February and March 2019

At a February 1 Hastings Law Journal symposium honoring retired Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 43 years as a federal judge, Kennedy bemoaned what he sees as the lack of “rational, enlightening dialogue” and the dissipation of the “social framework of decency.” Of the Supreme Court’s two newest justices (and former Kennedy clerks), Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, Kennedy had only ringing endorsements: “[Gorsuch is] going to be a wonderful judge, just like Brett.” The San Francisco Chronic...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, Brown, John Roberts, Board of Education, Brett, Roberts, San Francisco Chronicle, Ginsburg


In ’70s Biden Opposed Desegregating Schools Through Busing, Called It ‘Racist’

As Joe Biden gets closer to announcing his 2020 intentions, ghosts from the former vice president’s decades-long public career are resurfacing. Most recently, the Washington Post on Thursday tracked down remarks Biden made during interviews from the 1970s in which he expressed strong opposition to a tactic for desegregating public schools that was gaining traction in his home state of Delaware and across the country. At the time, Biden argued that placing black children in the same school as whi...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Joe Biden, Biden, Delaware, Democratic Party, Brown, Board of Education, Bill Russo, Desegregation, Nicole Lafond, 2020 Democratic Primary


Fraud in HI-5 recycling program, visitors can now get medical marijuana, Chinese hackers breach UH, lawmakers want to stop rail audits, excise tax hike advances, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Worker sweeps up cans at Hawaii recycling plant ©2019 All Hawaii News State audit alleges cheating in redemption payments in Hawaii recycling program. The state still has not made changes in its HI-5 redemption and recycling program to protect against fraud, and spot checks of recycling companies turned up two cases where records were allegedly altered so the state would reimburse substantially more to a recycler than was paid out to the public, according to a new report by the Hawaii Sta...
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Harassment need not be "hellish" to be actionable

Gates v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago (7th Cir. 2/20/19) asks a question that we see time and again in harassment cases—how bad does does the conduct have to be to support a harassment claim. The answer is bad enough, but not so bad so as to be classified as "hellish." Gates is a racial harassment case. The plaintiff worked as an engineer at a Chicago school. He alleged that his supervisor, Rafael Rivera, committed three distinct acts of harassment over the nine-month period spanni...
Tags: Law, Chicago, Gates, Board of Education, Rivera, Wen, Cir, 7th Circuit, Rafael Rivera, Jon Hyman


Board Question #91993: I hear a lot in the news about companies (and ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,I hear a lot in the news about companies (and nonprofits) driving social change, through CSR efforts and philanthropy and stuff. That got me thinking about what drive social innovation. I know it's often businesses, interest groups, lobbyists, etc. who kind of spearhead social change. That begs the question: what about the government? There are tons of examples of when the government has supported social change, passed legislation, etc. as a result of the drivers from othe...
Tags: Fcc, Wikipedia, US, CSR, Environmental Protection Agency, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Brown, Board of Education, Brown vs Board of Education Slavery


Mediation is the key to better legal logic

Senior Judge Dorothy Wright Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, being in the judge business, would be out of a job if it weren’t for jurisprudence. So what’s she doing touting a dispute-resolution alternative that would all but put her and her peers out on the street if fully implemented? I’ve always wondered that about the Honorable Dorothy, now 90 and still keeping office hours at the magnificent former Vista del Arroyo resort hotel on the banks of the Arroyo Se...
Tags: Colorado, Opinion, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Ellen, Dorothy, Nelson, Southern California, Brown, Board of Education, Los Angeles County, Luke, Ninth Circuit


Former LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King dies at age 57

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Michelle King died Saturday at the age of 57, the district announced. On behalf of the entire @LASchools family, we are deeply saddened to share that our beloved former Superintendent, Dr. Michelle King, has passed away. Words cannot begin to describe the sorrow we feel, the love we shared with – and for – Dr. King…https://t.co/4Nz9ydGlhL pic.twitter.com/I19nGg3d4o — L.A. Unified (@LASchools) February 3, 2019 “Words cann...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, King, Ucla, Board of Education, Michelle King, Los Angeles Unified, Pacoima, LA Unified, Century Park, Top Stories LADN


Onetime Rising Dem Star Lundergan Grimes Faces Voter Privacy Questions

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who attained national prominence for a failed Senate run against Mitch McConnell, is taking heat because her staff has routinely examined the voting records of state employees, job applicants and even potential political rivals. In an appearance on MSNBC in July 2017, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes expressed her vehement opposition to giving voter data to President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission, which had reque...
Tags: News, Kentucky, Senate, United States, Social Security, Mitch McConnell, Grimes, Herald, Cleveland, Msnbc, Donald Trump, VRS, Hess, Democratic, State, Lexington Herald


A 9-day LAUSD teacher strike took a financial toll. Here are some numbers

The teacher strike that rocked LA’s public schools over nine days was definitely a blow to the second largest district in the nation. A bunch of numbers have been bandied about. But here’s a rundown on what we know about the financial blow to the Los Angeles Unified School District, and on a few other things, like whether teachers will take a financial hit for walking out. By Tuesday, the last day of the nine-day strike, an estimated $151.4 million was lost in state funding as a result of the n...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Diana, Lausd, Board of Education, Carlos, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Scott Schmerelson, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


LA Teachers Go Back To School After Contract Deal Ends Six-Day Strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers planned to return to work Wednesday after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation’s second-largest district. “I voted ‘yes,’ to approve,” said second-grade teacher Wendy Perez. “I think the union negotiated in good faith, and I’d like to believe the district did too.” A crowd of teachers roared its approval after the tentative deal was announced at City Hall following a ...
Tags: News, Washington, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Ap, West Coast, Denver, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Pak, Board of Education, Oakland California, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Kelly Maloney


LA Teachers Union And School Officials Reach Tentative Deal To End Strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tentative deal was reached Tuesday between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union that will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike against the nation’s second-largest district, officials said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, accompanied by leaders United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District, announced the agreement at City Hall a few hours after a 21-hour bargaining session ended before dawn. “I’m proud to a...
Tags: News, Washington, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Ap, Union, West Coast, Eric Garcetti, UTA, City Hall, Board of Education, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, Summer Concepcion


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 5: Teachers head back to picket lines after marathon bargaining session overnight

LOS ANGELES – The union representing thousands of striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District ended a marathon bargaining session early today and scheduled another round for later this morning in an effort to end a 5-day work stoppage — the first against the school district in 30 years. A negotiating session arranged in part by Mayor Eric Garcetti with an assist from state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond began at midday Thursday and ended at 12:04 this mornin...
Tags: News, Education, Office, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Board of Education, McKenna, Los Angeles Unified School District, Grand Park, Scott Schmerelson


8 questions parents have about today’s LAUSD teachers strike

How long will the strike last? That’s the question parents, among others, are asking as a Los Angeles Unified teachers strike gets underway Monday. At this point, it’s anybody’s guess. As classes were slated to begin Monday morning, LAUSD teachers were out picketing rather than in the classroom. In response, district officials have been planning how to keep instruction going. But there are certainly challenges: L.A. Unified is massive, comprising more than 60,000 employees and 1,000 schools acro...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Athletics, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Southern California, Board of Education, Wilmington, Los Angeles Police Department, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Daily News


State audit blasts Honolulu rail authority, Board of Education to re-vote on superintendent's contract, homeless coordinator defends progress, Hawaii's space defense plan, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Blistering audit blames political rush to construction for ballooning rail costs. The auditor documented $354 million in change orders related to Honolulu’s rail project. Hawaii News Now.Audit: Honolulu Rail Agency Hid True Costs From Public View. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation did not even level with its own board of directors about ballooning expenses, a new report says. Civil Beat.Premature contracts increased rail cost by $354M. Star-Advertiser.State Auditor: HART Increased ...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, City Council, Hawaii Island, Honolulu, Legislature, Board of Education, Hart, Wildlife Service, West Hawaii, Oahu, U S Postal Service, Hawaiian Islands, Department of Public Safety, Hilo


​As LAUSD teachers strike nears, here are 7 things parents should know

Will they or won’t they? That’s the question parents, among others, have asked for the past week as a planned Los Angeles Unified teachers strike nears. The strike, currently planned for Thursday — though that could change — would mean the school district’s teachers would be out picketing rather than in the classroom. In response, district officials have been planning how to keep instruction going. But there are certainly challenges: L.A. Unified is massive, comprising more than 60,000 employees...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Athletics, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Board of Education, Los Angeles Police Department, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, UTLA


Answers to 7 questions parents may have about possible LAUSD teachers strike

Will they or won’t they? That’s the question parents, among others, have asked for the past week as a planned Los Angeles Unified teachers strike nears. The strike, currently planned for Thursday — though that could change — would mean the school district’s teachers would be out picketing rather than in the classroom. In response, district officials have been planning how to keep instruction going. But there are certainly challenges: L.A. Unified is massive, comprising more than 60,000 employees...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Athletics, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Board of Education, Los Angeles Police Department, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, UTLA


Hawaii House updates sexual harassment policy, expired tax credit costs millions, audit says DLNR mismanaged land fund, security cameras for Waikiki, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Press conference on House sexual  harassment policy PC:House Majority Hawaii’s House of Representatives has revamped its sexual harassment policy following pressure brought on by the #MeToo movement and resignation of former Rep. Joe Souki last year amid complaints by several women that he had made unwanted advances toward them, including sexual comments, touching and kissing. Star-Advertiser.Why Critics Say New House Sexual Harassment Policy Doesn’t Go Far Enough. They say the policy is ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Francis, Kilauea, Big Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Board of Education, Coast Guard, West Hawaii, Oahu, State House, Joe Souki


LA's teachers are ready to strike on Tuesday, rejecting privatization of public education

Last year saw a wave of teachers' strikes across America, but mostly in red states where public education has been starved of funds, putting teachers on starvation wages, subjecting kids to dangerous conditions, and stripping schools of resources and even putting schools on four-day weeks. But on January 10th, the teachers who educate the 694,000 students of the LA Unified School District (comparable to the entire student population of the state of Oklahoma) are heading on strike, in a de...
Tags: Post, News, Labor, California, La, White House, Religion, America, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Reagan, Earth, Teachers, Ronald Reagan, Arizona, Christian


Former La Canada Elementary School principal drops retaliation suit

A former La Canada Unified School District principal dropped her lawsuit alleging she was the subject of a backlash after she filed an internal complaint for pregnancy discrimination. Christine Castillo filed court papers on her own behalf on Dec. 12 with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Randolph Hammock requesting that her retaliation case be dismissed. The papers stated no reason for her decision. In her suit, Castillo alleged she was “surreptitiously terminated” in March 2016 and that she did...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Discrimination, Seattle, Board of Education, Los Angeles Superior Court, Castillo, Huntington Hospital, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories PSN, Crime + Public Safety, Randolph Hammock, La Canada Elementary School, La Canada Unified School District, Christine Castillo


Teen Fairbanks education board member eyes political future

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alden Jerome collects bow ties, reads books about leadership and hosts a show that is broadcast at his school, Hutchison High School. The 16-year-old, who won a statewide public speaking contest in March, is halfway through his term as the student representative on the Board of Education, the highest position in […]
Tags: News, Northwest, Board of Education, FAIRBANKS Alaska AP, Hutchison High School, Alden Jerome


Securing Second Amendment Support in the Suburbs

Securing Second Amendment Support in the Suburbs U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- When they write the accounts of how the battle for the Second Amendment was decided, it’s not just going to be about the court rulings. It’s also going to focus on whether those court rulings took hold, or if they got overturned down the road.Yes, folks, the Supreme Court has been known to change its mind. In 58 years, the Supreme Court changed its mind on the legality of “separate but equal.” While Brown v. Board of Edu...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Senate, Reagan, Bloomberg, United States, Ferguson, Silicon Valley, Second Amendment, Nra, Board of Education, McDonald, Harold, Heller, Plessy, John Paul Stevens


State auditor slams Health Department's oversight of care homes, security guards to patrol Honolulu parks, state tells Hawaiians to take down Mauna Kea access structure, Maui panel recommends $40M bond, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands, seen from GOES-17 at 6:30 a.m. EST, on Nov. 13, 2018. PC:NOAA/CIRA The GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager has sent its first images from the satellite's new vantage point over the Pacific Ocean. State auditor finds licensing of care homes problematic. An inordinate number of Hawaii’s nearly 500 adult residential care homes were operating in 2017 either with no license or with “hastily issued” permits — and sometimes without even being inspected, according to a scathin...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Washington, China, Hawaii, Portugal, Food And Drug Administration, Noaa, Nancy Pelosi, Pahoa, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu


"The Metro Madison School District has no budget for the next school year because the Board of Education was not allowed to get to its agenda."

"This Monday night (10-29-18) about 60 cop-hating, race-obsessed social justice warriors shut down the school board meeting," writes David Blaska.Freedom Inc., International Socialists, and Progressive Dane flooded the zone with speaker after speaker F-bombing the school board, cops, Racist America, and white people in general. They mocked board president Mary Burke for mispronouncing difficult Hmong names scrawled on the speaker slips...Mary Burke. You remember Mary Burke. 4 years ago she was t...
Tags: Dane, Protest, Law, Wisconsin, Democratic Party, Board of Education, Mary Burke, Ann Althouse, David Blaska, Far Left, Metro Madison School District, David Blaska Freedom Inc International Socialists, Racist America


Roberts: Kavanaugh Joining Court Is Like Having A New In-Law At Thanksgiving

Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday that having a new member of the Supreme Court is making the other justices bring on their A game, according to a Tuesday Politico report. “It is like having a new in-law at Thanksgiving dinner,” Roberts joked during an appearance at the University of Minnesota. “Uncle Fred will put on a clean shirt.” He also went to great lengths to emphasize the independence of the court, despite the political brawl that preceded Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh’s...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, John Roberts, Board of Education, Fred, Roberts, University of Minnesota, Brett Kavanaugh, Kate Riga


Chief Justice Roberts emphasizes Supreme Court’s independence

Speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon, Chief Justice John Roberts took a few minutes to address the “contentious events in Washington of recent weeks.” “I will not criticize the political branches,” Roberts began, choosing instead to “emphasize how the judicial branch is—how it must be—very different.” Unlike public officials, members of the judicial branch “do not speak for the people, but we speak for the Constitution.” “Our role is very clear,”...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Minneapolis, Washington, United States, Brown, John Roberts, Board of Education, Roberts, Sawyer, Korematsu, Barnette, Robert Stein, University of Minnesota Law School, What's Happening Now


Ask the author: Our Constitution says we must take this risk

The following is a series of questions prompted by the publication of Justin Driver’s “The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind” (Pantheon Books, 2018). As Driver observes, “cultural anxieties that pervade the larger society often flash where law and education converge.” And indeed, decisions arising from schools – in which the Supreme Court has both spurred and forestalled social changes – have involved free speech, due process, criminal ...
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