What Makes the US Constitution So Great? — Disrupting America

Trump’s Claims and the Role of the FISA Court

Tom Landquist Donald Trump, Judicial System 8 Comments

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) was set up in 1978 after congress pushed through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The court is commonly referred to as the FISA court as a nod to the legislation it was created under. It is composed of eleven federal judges who are appointed by the Chief Justice of the country. Each judge …

The Death Penalty and Accepting its Inherent Flaws

Tom Landquist Judicial System 2 Comments

California recently voted on proposition 62, which is a referendum to abolish the death penalty in the state. This proposition was rejected in a state known for its liberal viewpoints and somewhat softer mindset on punishment, which seems paradoxical, however, when our baser instincts are taken into consideration, it isn’t all that perplexing. Early History of the Death Penalty The …