A New Battle in Church vs State

A New Battle in Church vs State

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on a new Supreme Court case focused on the continuing question of freedom of religion and the Constitutional separation of church and state. You probably know that the First Amendment to the Constitution requires the separation of church and state. But what exactly […]

A New Threat to “Obamacare”

A New Threat to “Obamacare”

Posted by on Dec 24, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site explains a recent legal challenge to the Obama era Affordable Care Act health care legislation. By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the Affordable Care Act–also known as the ACA, or “Obamacare.” It’s one of the most hotly-contested issues the country faces today, as […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Deadly Shooting in California It was supposed to be just a fun night out. But for a dozen people at a California bar, the evening ended in tragedy. Last Wednesday evening at about 11:20 pm, during “College Country Night,” Ian David Long entered the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, dressed all in […]

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides an update on the successful appointment of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh. On Saturday, October 6, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court, after weeks of concerns surrounding sexual assault accusations made by three women: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and […]

Kavanaugh Hearing Continues

Kavanaugh Hearing Continues

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides an update on the ongoing controversy surrounding the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Last week saw many startling developments in Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. On Thursday, September 27, the Senate judiciary committee heard testimony both from Judge Kavanaugh and from Dr. Christine Blasey […]

AFTER THE FACT: Anita Hill

AFTER THE FACT: Anita Hill

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in After the Fact | No Comments

Earlier this month, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Brett Kavanaugh, the current Supreme Court nominee, of sexual harassment. But this is not the first time in recent history that such claims have been made against a Supreme Court nominee. In 1991, a woman named Anita Hill testified that Judge Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Kavanaugh Update Recently, btw brought you a closer look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s most recent Supreme Court nominee, and the challenges he faced as he began his week of Senate confirmation hearings. Now that those hearings are finished, however, Congress, as well as the American public, are more divided than ever over Kavanaugh’s nomination. Related […]

Supreme Court Hearings Begin

Supreme Court Hearings Begin

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in United States | No Comments

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee holds four days (over 17 hours) of hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s most recent nomination for the Supreme Court. If confirmed, 53-year-old Kavanaugh would be the replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy, filling the vital “swing seat” that could tip the political balance of the Court for a generation to […]

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for High Court Vacancy

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for High Court Vacancy

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Government | No Comments

Earlier this month, Election Central brought you the story of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court. This week, btw takes a look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to replace him. Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? Judge Brett Kavanaugh was born in 1965 in Washington, D.C. He attended Yale Law School and later was […]

Kennedy Retires from Supreme Court

Kennedy Retires from Supreme Court

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the news and possible consequences of Anthony Kennedy’s announced plan to retire from the Supreme Court. Last week, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his upcoming retirement from the United States Supreme Court. Here, Election Central takes a look at Kennedy’s long and important career, […]