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Law and Politics: In the News

This Library Guide includes pages about law, legal studies, political science, and current events related to law and government. Click on the tabs above to explore library resources and reliable internet sources. See also the Constitutional Freedoms LibGuide.

Law in the News

Topics in 2020

     Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on originalism: "... the position that the original public meaning of the Constitution is the law."-Amy C. Barrett, & John C. Nagle, Congressional Originalism, 19 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1 (2016). Available at: https://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/jcl/vol19/iss1/1 

Legal originalism is not the same as literal interpretation, according to two professors at Villanova University.

The Electoral College Explained: why the U.S. President is not elected directly by the citizens.