Mark M. Trapp

Mark M. Trapp is a lawyer in Chicago.

A Marriage Proposal


If there is anything which it is the duty of the whole people to never entrust to any hands but their own, that thing is the preservation and perpetuity, of their own liberties, and institutions. — Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854. The recent decision of a federal judge in San Francisco […]

Continue Reading

Kennedy’s Benchmarks


Last summer, in Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy declared homosexual sodomy to be a liberty protected by the Due Process Clause. By the end of the year, other judges in lower courts relied on his opinion to establish the right to homosexual marriage. This is likely to have a profound and lasting […]

Continue Reading