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Guest opinion: Constitution, Supreme Court, and people’s voice

April 14, 2016

The Constitution mandates the president “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint . . . Judges of the supreme Court.” President Obama sent the Senate his...

Editorial: Challenges to immigration reform coming

Editorial: Challenges to immigration reform coming

April 7, 2016

Immigration is in the forefront of political rhetoric and cultural consciousness this election cycle. Though not a new topic, actions taken by researchers, students, and politicians are coming to a head...

en. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, walks with Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been steadfast in his refusal to hold a confirmation hearing for any nominee during the waning months of Obama’s presidency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Judicial Crisis Network rolls our Pro-Grassley ad campaign opposing Obama’s court pick

Quentin Misiag, [email protected] March 21, 2016

  The Judicial Crisis Network — a leading Washington, D.C., conservative judicial group — on Monday dropped a major political investment in Iowa and across the country regarding the on-going...

Scramble over Supreme Court vacancy continues

Scramble over Supreme Court vacancy continues

Brent Griffiths, [email protected] March 11, 2016

Thursday was supposed to be a usual meeting for the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider judicial nominees for lower courts. Such a topic rarely garners a national following and can end up buried in...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

March 8, 2016

Don’t let politics dirty Iowa’s air Growing up in Iowa, some of my fondest memories are of being outside enjoying clear skies and fresh air. I’m proud of where I’m from, especially now that...

United States Senator for Iowa Chuck Grassley speaks at the University Club for the Republican Dinner on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Grassley has been serving since 1981, previously being in the United States House of Representatives. (The Daily Iowan/McCall Radavich)

Grassley pushes back

February 26, 2016

After three days of top Senate Democrats focusing their ire on Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Iowa Republican pushed back on Thursday on those who have critiqued him and his party about filling, or not, a vacancy...

United States Senator for Iowa Chuck Grassley speaks at the University Club for the Republican Dinner on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Grassley has been serving since 1981, previously being in the United States House of Representatives. (The Daily Iowan/McCall Radavich)

Grassley sparks Dems’ wrath

Brent Griffiths, [email protected] February 25, 2016

  Democrats and newspaper editorial boards are imploring Sen. Chuck Grassley to do his job by holding hearings for a Supreme Court nominee. The 82-year-old argued that he and his Republican colleagues...

United States Senator for Iowa Chuck Grassley speaks at the University Club for the Republican Dinner on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Grassley has been serving since 1981, previously being in the United States House of Representatives. (The Daily Iowan/McCall Radavich)

Grassley at center of Supreme Court storm

Quentin Misiag, [email protected] February 19, 2016

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is still in agreement with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that the next president should select a new nominee to the Supreme Court, but he has gone back and...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

February 19, 2016

Grassley’s obstruction of the Supreme Court I agree with the Feb. 16 Des Moines Register editorial “Grassley’s Supreme Court stance is all about politics.” Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the...

Editorial: Should the nomination process for Supreme Court justices be changed?

Editorial: Should the nomination process for Supreme Court justices be changed?

February 16, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Feb. 13 at a ranch in West Texas, where he was a guest. Scalia, 79, was a prominent conservative member of the court, and was well-known for his tendency...

FILE - In this Oct., 15, 2006 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the ACLU Membership Conference in Washington. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Chris Greenberg, File)

Dugan: Supreme Court nominations, Congressional tantrums

February 16, 2016

Jack Dugan [email protected] On Feb. 13, conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died at the age of 79 after suffering a heart attack on vacation at a Texas resort. He was nominated by...

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