On Friday, January 24th, students with INSPIRE, the Idaho Connections Academy went on a field trip to the Idaho Supreme Court. They were given a tour through the building and explored the history of the building and the role that the court plays in the judiciary branch. Afterwards, they had the opportunity to meet with Chief Justice Roger Burdick. Students had a great time asking questions about what he does and how the court works. He let students take a tour of the robe room behind the court room, where they got to see an original document signed by Abraham Lincoln. … [Read more...] about INSPIRE Connections Academy students tour the Idaho Supreme Court
The Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to stay out of a years-long copyright dispute between tech giants Google and Oracle. Oracle said Google impermissibly copied its computer code to build its Android operating system, which services more than 2 billion smartphones. Google is facing a damages award that could total $8 billion. The Trump administration urged the Supreme Court to stay out of a long-running copyright dispute between Google and Oracle Corp., dealing a considerable blow to Google’s efforts to avoid an $8 billion damages award. … [Read more...] about Trump Burns Google Before Supreme Court In Copyright Dispute
If nothing happens to change the old system in Michigan or in other states that have not already adopted limits on legislative control of the process, then raw political power will likely determine the shape of districts during the next round of redistricting in 2021. But I’m guessing the future mapmakers will be more careful to cover their tracks. … [Read more...] about Michigan Case Illustrates the Overlap Between Racial and Partisan Gerrymandering
The surrogacy firm notes that there a great many other sensitive areas associated with the process with possible medical and/or legal ramifications. Specifically, it notes that prospective surrogate mothers are very special people who are ready to perform an enormous service for others but, for their own good as well as for all other parties, they are vetted as part of a painstaking screening process that thoroughly takes into account their physical, emotional, and psychological readiness for a very important task. Afterward, the agency continues, a careful matching process ensues that allows intending parents and prospective surrogates to meet face to face with their potential surrogate. The agency explains that the purpose of the meeting is to ensure that all parties feel comfortable with the entire arrangement as well as with each other. Situations can vary a great deal in terms of such matters as how much time intended parents and surrogates may spend together but the important … [Read more...] about Legal Benefits of Using a Surrogacy Agency for LGBTQ Intended Parents and Others are Highlighted by New Utah Legislation, says Global Surrogacy Services
This is what the man ultimately tasked with the enforcement of the law tweeted: “The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible - ballots massively infected.” Note the hyperbole: “ballots showing up out of nowhere … massively infected.” No room for ambiguity there. He even detailed how he thinks the fraud happens: “Sometimes the [fraudulent voters] go to their car, put on a different hat, put on a different shirt, come in and vote again.” What Trump is claiming is that if Bill Nelson were to win the ongoing recount (which he probably won’t), he would not be a legitimate senator. Does that mean his vote should not be counted in Washington? Who else’s could be called suspect? … [Read more...] about What Happens If Americans Stop Trusting the System?