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The Oberlin Review

Republicans Undermine Confirmation Process

Nathan Carpenter, Contributing Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

President Donald Trump announced one of the most significant moves of his young and turbulent presidency Tuesday night when he nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Supreme Court Justice. Many on the left believe Gorsuch’s nomination should be blocked in much the same way that Republicans o...

Republican Legislation Undermines Voting Rights

Editorial Board
November 4, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a final plea from the Ohio Democratic Party and the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless on Monday for a stay on voting provisions that disproportionately disenfranchise low-income, racial minority and disabled voters. The laws, created by the state’s Republican-le...

Tsarnaev’s Sentencing Provokes Moral Questions Surrounding Death Penalty

Editorial Board
May 1, 2015
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Content Warning: This editorial contains discussion of the death penalty and execution. Two years after the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has reached the sentencing phase of his trial, but most of Massachusetts opposes the death penalty for him. Convicted on all 30 counts brough...

Off the Cuff: Marta Tienda, sociologist and professor, and Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow at the Century Foundation

William Passannante, Staff Writer
March 1, 2013
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

A very important Supreme Court ruling is coming up in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. How do you think the Supreme Court will rule in this case, how do you hope it rules and why? Tienda: I am not optimistic about the decision upholding the Grutter decision [in which the Court upheld the aff...

Constitutionality, Necessity of Affirmative Action Resurfaces

Alex Howard, News Editor
March 9, 2012
Filed under Community News, NEWS

With the recent Supreme Court decision to hear the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the debate about the constitutionality of affirmative action programs and the necessity of ensuring a diverse student body in educational communities has resurfaced. A white student, Abigail Fisher, is s...

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