Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Power in the Judiciary

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Power in the Judiciary

Posted by on Sep 23, 2020 in Government | No Comments

On September 18, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. Nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg was only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, and was a fierce advocate for women’s rights, workers’ rights, and the separation of church and state. Here, btw […]

The Electoral College Goes to Court

The Electoral College Goes to Court

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central thinks about the role of the Electoral College. You might never have thought about the Electoral College until the 2016 presidential election, when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton despite the fact that Clinton received three million more votes than Trump did. The Electoral College is written into our […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 18, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Putin Remains Russian President It’s 2020, and even when faced with a public health crisis, the United States is fully in election mode as we gear up for the November general election. While election season can definitely be stressful, is it better if the same leader stays in power indefinitely? This is now the situation […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Coronavirus Hits the U.S. No doubt you’ve already heard plenty about coronavirus (otherwise known as COVID-19). But how worried should you really be? As of February 28, there are more than 78,000 confirmed cases and more than 2,700 deaths in China alone. In the rest of the world, there are at least 4,000 confirmed cases–15 […]

Supreme Court to Rule on School Choice

Supreme Court to Rule on School Choice

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central examines the upcoming impact that a Supreme Court ruling may have on the separation between church and state. If a student wishes to attend a private parochial (religious) school rather than his or her public school, who should pay for it: the student’s family, or the taxpayers? That […]

Supreme Court Considers Gun Regulation Case

Supreme Court Considers Gun Regulation Case

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Government, United States | No Comments

Few topics can spark a debate faster than the issue of gun regulation. So you might think that several cases involving gun regulation must have been heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, right? Wrong. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled decisively on the issue of guns only twice in modern times. But now, it’s […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 19, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Census Controversy Continues? You may have heard that the 2020 census is coming up. The census–an official count of every person living in the United States–is very important because the government uses that information to determine funding and programs for different communities. Census data is also used to draw voting districts. As you also may […]

Supreme Court Rules on Church vs. State Issue

Supreme Court Rules on Church vs. State Issue

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web looks at another court ruling on the separation between Church and State. Back in March, Election Central brought you the story of a forty-foot concrete cross that sparked a new debate over the separation of church and state. The case made its all the way to […]

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 […]