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Jack Park
Jack Park is a solo practitioner of law with his office in Gainesville, GA, where he writes friend of the court briefs for conservative litigating foundations and does whatever other mischief he can. His prior experience includes service in the Alabama Attorney General’s office under Senator Sessions before his election to the Senate, Judge Bill Pryor before he became a judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and Troy King.
by | Aug 9, 2019

One way of thinking about the job of an agency Inspector General (IG) is to see it as scraping barnacles from the agency’s hull and warning it about legal shoals. If an IG does that, the agency will do its…

by | Jul 30, 2019

In Rucho v. Common Cause, the Supreme Court held that political gerrymandering claims do not belong in federal court. That’s great, as far as it goes. The lower federal courts had proven increasingly more creative in attempting to banish political…

by | Jul 23, 2019

On July 10, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the District of Columbia and Maryland could not bring Emoluments Clauses claims against President Trump because they hadn’t suffered an injury sufficiently actual and immediate as to give them…

by | Mar 6, 2019

Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation By Ken Starr (Sentinel, 338 pages, $28)

by | Feb 7, 2019

In Finance and Philosophy, Alex Pollock, formerly Chief Executive Officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and now a distinguished senior fellow at the R Street Institute, asks why we’re always surprised by financial crises. In fact, we shouldn’t be surprised at all.

by | Nov 9, 2018

Last Friday, the Supreme Court said it would consider the constitutionality of the Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, which is said to constitute a violation of the First Amendment’s bar on establishing a state religion. The Court’s action came almost…

by | Oct 19, 2017

The dusky gopher frog, a “shy” creature according to Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, is both endangered and the excuse for an unmitigatedly overreaching administrative action by the Fish and Wildlife Service….

by | May 7, 2017

S eventy-five years ago on May 7 and 8, 1942, the tide of war in the Pacific began to shift, as American forces blunted a Japanese drive on Port Moresby on the southern side of New Guinea. Taking Port Moresby…

by | Jan 6, 2017

One thing the Department of Justice sorely needs is managerial oversight. Senator Jeff Sessions, the nominee for Attorney General, has the experience needed to provide that managerial control. Running the Department of Justice is akin to steering a battleship. It…

by | May 4, 2016

Alabama Chief Justice Perry O. Hooper, Sr., RIP Perry Hooper, Sr., former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, died last week at the age of 91. Hooper was the first Republican Chief Justice of Alabama since Reconstruction, and his…

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