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A Little History on Andrew Jackson and the Supreme Court (for Mike Huckabee)

Mike Huckabee invoked Andrew Jackson in encouraging the President to not comply with federal court orders striking the Muslim travel ban, saying “Hoping @POTUS tells Hawaii judge what Andrew Jackson told overreaching court-“I’ll ignore it and let the court enforce … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: 1939 Oberlin College Master’s Thesis: “Decline of Indian Tribal Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century”

Interesting read, in that it comes right as World War II began and reads like it could have been written in the modern era. Also includes the text of the letter from President Jackson to Georgia Gov. Lampkin strongly implying … Continue reading

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Turtle Talk Voters Confirm Worcester v. Georgia as Greatest Case (Again) in the Supreme Court Tournament

Sorry for the delay. Lots been happening. But as expected you all voted Worcester v. Georgia as the Greatest Case in the Turtle Talk poll, beating out Williams v. Lee badly — 70 percent to 30 percent (83 out of … Continue reading

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Turtle Talk Greatest Cases Poll Concludes with Final Round

Today, I will reluctantly present the final round of the Turtle Talk Greatest Cases Tournament. I am reluctant because it mostly was fun to do this, and I don’t really want it to end. So I’ll keep doing them. They’re … Continue reading

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Justice Breyer and “The Yale Lectures”

Available here, drawing from his book Making Democracy Work. Here is an excerpt: After the decision [in Worcester], Justice Joseph Story wrote to his wife: “Thanks be to God, the Court can wash their hands clean of the iniquity of oppressing … Continue reading

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NYRB: Anthony Lewis on Justice Breyer on Democracy/Cherokee Nation

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Results of Second Turtle Talk Poll: Worcester v. Georgia Most Important Indian Law Precedent

Here are the results of our second poll — what is the most important Federal Indian Law Supreme Court opinion? Worcester v. Georgia — 32 percent Montana v. United States — 18 percent Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe — 11 … Continue reading

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John Yoo on Andrew Jackson

John Yoo, author of some of the notorious torture papers, just published “Andrew Jackson and Presidential Power” in the Charleston Law Review. I guess it’s not surprising that a scholar with a such robust view of  Executive power would try … Continue reading

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