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Abby Honeycutt, Pepperdine studentAbby Honeycutt, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “One of the draws to starting your own business is creative control. You get to create a culture, choose employees, make rules, etc. If you were to build your own business from the ground up, what would your ideal business look like? Get creative and be specific.”

An ancient Chinese proverb eulogizes the importance of taking timely initiative in all areas…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Mar 30, 2016

Judge Judy Should Be Nominated for the Supreme Court Vacancy - Conclusion

Judge Judy to the Supreme Court

Sheindlin and Scalia are cut out of the same judicial cloth. To prove my point, let’s take a quiz. Who made the following statements, Scalia or Sheindlin?

• “Everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, but that doesn’t mean the law has to treat everyone equally.”

• “'The operation was a success, but the patient died.' What such a procedure is to medicine, the Court's opinion in this case is to law."


Sheindlin made the first statement and…

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  • Above the Law
  • Mar 23, 2016

Judge Judy Should Be Nominated for the Supreme Court Vacancy

Supreme Court Vacancy“Scalia’s Death Sets Up Collision,” declared the February 16, 2016 Wall Street Journal headline. A day earlier, the Los Angeles Times headline warned, “Supreme Showdown in the Works.”

Republican leadership called on President Obama to let the next president nominate Scalia’s replacement. In response, Mr. Obama challenged Republicans to offer a plausible rationale for their position stating, “The Constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now.” The Republicans have been unable to provide substantial legal authority to support their claim of an election year exception…

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  • Above the Law
  • Mar 16, 2016

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