Author: Amy Miller

Farewell to our Iron Lady

We soon found that although we represented two opposing alliances and ideologies, we could engage in a real political dialogue on the most critical issues. We argued and we disagreed. But we had joined the dialogue. And that, in and of itself, was important – for the confrontation had reached a dangerous point. On many issues, our outlook was different, but the need to look for a way out was clear to both of us. –Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the USSR (1985-1991) Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s “Iron Lady,” died Monday at the age of 87. America mourned,...

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Arizona Under Fire: The Sheriff Joe Recall Effort

I don’t normally stick my nose into local or district races, mostly because it conflicts with my philosophy of letting the people choose their own. damn. representatives. That being said, I do believe that the people have a right to know who they’re signing petitions against and voting for–especially when the Big Progressive Steamroller of Doom© is calling the shots. Strategically bagging elections is sort of a thing with the left. What we saw in 2008, and again in 2012, is not a new thing. The plan they’re working with now is a plan decades in the making, and...

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Red Warning Flag: the UN Arms Trade Treaty

On Tuesday, the United States agreed to passage of the UN Arms Trade Treaty: The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the first treaty on the global arms trade, which seeks to regulate the $70 billion business in conventional arms and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers. The official U.N. tally showed 154 votes in favor, 3 against and 23 abstentions, though diplomats and U.N. officials said the actual vote was 155-3-22 due to Angola being recorded as having abstained and not voting yes. The fact that this passed by such a large...

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When it comes to gay marriage, what’s the standard? (Hint: nobody knows)

The whole thing very nearly derailed as a result of the conundrum presented by a fertile lesbian octogenarian. No, really. And they say lawyers don’t know how to have a good time. Jest we much! That being said, the oral arguments on Hollingsworth v. Perry provided plenty of meat for your next great Facebook debate, so let’s talk about them. Standing arguments are not for the fainthearted. If you believe that the standing issue in Hollingsworth v. Perry is an easy call, you are either a 1L, or you do not understand what it means to have standing. The...

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