On July 15, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals filed an opinion delivering a major victory to the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops, broadly construing the right of religious groups to keep internal communications private. The case facts are strange, complicated, and present a previously unposed legal question, so a detailed review is in order. […]
Jack Shapiro is a student at the University of Chicago, he is a member of the Young Writers Program and enjoys writing on legal issues.
On April 4, 2017, an incredibly important court decision emerged from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals: Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. But you probably heard little about it. Even the Spectator only published one article, and that was brief. The case was simple: does the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition against sex […]
Tonight, President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nomination for the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Judge Kavanaugh currently serves on the bench of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where he has written several influential opinions. Among these are a decision on the Second Amendment frequently cited by the Supreme Court […]
Incredibles 2 is a blast. It’s more grown-up than its predecessor. Characters struggle with their own challenges, but all of our main characters emerge more lovable and their changes are fully positive. The plot is fun, the villain interesting, and the animation superb. There are car chases with impeccable attention to detail and consistency. The […]
Justice Kennedy is retiring from the Supreme Court of the United States. It’s been written about and reported extensively on this site. Reviews of his time on the bench have been and will continue to be written. Speculation on his successor begins apace. But it is almost certain that, if Kennedy is replaced with a […]
On Thursday and Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a pair of very important internet cases: Wayfair Online, Inc. v. South Dakota and Carpenter v. United States. The first is a case concerning the right of states to levy sales taxes on online merchants (note: throughout this article, quotations internal to the […]
Yesterday, the Canadian Senate (one of two chambers of Canadian Parliament) voted 52-29 to approve bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, a bill that legalizes marijuana throughout Canada and sets a legal consumption age of 18. The measure now heads to Royal Assent, the last step of legislation in Canada where the Governor-General or […]