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  • How the New York Times Misrepresents the Supreme Court

    How the New York Times Misrepresents the Supreme Court0

    • April 30, 2017

    A recent New York Times story, titled “A Polarized Supreme Court, Growing More So,” illustrates how left-of-center media distort perceptions of the U.S. Supreme Court. The story’s problems begin with the lead paragraph’s assertion that Justice Neil Gorsuch’s appointment is “a conservative replacing another conservative.” What the Times probably intended to say is that the

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  • Caldara’s Newsletter 03-03-17

    Caldara’s Newsletter 03-03-170

    • March 3, 2017

    When you’ve been rejected by as many women as I have, you’d think being rejected by the US Supreme Court wouldn’t hurt. We asked the high court to restore our First Amendment right to free speech, which was taken from us by McCain-Feingold. The Wall Street Journal explained the merits of our case well here. By

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  • Caldara’s Newsletter 02-24-17

    Caldara’s Newsletter 02-24-170

    • February 24, 2017

    As I write this, we are anxiously awaiting word from the US Supreme Court on whether or not they will hear our challenge of McCain-Fiengold disclosure laws. Our question is: Do we lose our First Amendment right of free speech just because an election is within 90 days. Should the calendar trump free speech? (See,

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  • 2017 Colorado Energy Outlook

    2017 Colorado Energy Outlook0

    • November 18, 2016

    In the wake of one of the most surprising electoral outcomes in recent memory, we here at the Independence Institute have been assessing what the next few months, the 2017 Colorado legislative session, and the general future of energy policy in Colorado will look like under a President-elect Trump administration and a split legislature with

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  • Three New Supreme Court Cases Show in Some Areas, the Constitution No Longer Matters0

    • July 13, 2016

    Note: This article originally appeared at CNS News. An earlier version included unauthorized editing and should be disregarded. Three recent Supreme Court decisions reveal in the area of personal rights, most of the justices are applying rules unrelated to the U.S. Constitution. In two of the cases, the majority refused to protect rights expressly laid

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  • Masters v. School District Number 1

    Masters v. School District Number 10

    • June 9, 2016

    The Independence Institute has long been a champion of tenure reform, local control, and flexibility in the realm of school and district personnel decisions. In 2010, the Institute was part of a broad, bipartisan coalition supporting Senate Bill 191, Colorado’s teacher evaluation and tenure reform bill. It continues to defend SB 191’s critical reforms from both

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