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  • Noah Feldman: Why judicial elections are idiotic and bad for law

    Judicial elections are idiotic, but 38 states (including Pennsylvania) have them in some form. The U.S. Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with the contradiction inherent in using the electoral process to select public officials whose primary obligation is to be impartial.
  • Several states consider US citizenship test graduation requirement in wake of new Arizona law

    Arizona's new law requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate appears likely to be adopted in a handful of other states this year, though educators warn it's not a fix-all solution to the nation's dire knowledge...

    Arizona passes nation's 1st law requiring high school students to pass civics citizenship test

    Arizona became the first state in the nation on Thursday to enact a law requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics before graduation, giving a boost to a growing nationwide effort to boost civics education. Both the...

    College hunt looms for first daughter Malia Obama

    Soon first daughter Malia Obama will be the decider, choosing which colleges to apply to and which one to attend beginning in the fall of 2016, as her father's presidency winds down. She wants to be a filmmaker, the president has said. Last summer...

    Citizenship 101: Too many Americans are ignorant of the basics of democracy

    Citizenship 101: Too many Americans are ignorant of the basics of democracy
    In 1954, when the Supreme Court ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional, Chief Justice Earl Warren emphasized the importance of public education as a crucible for good citizenship. “Today,” Warren wrote, “education is...