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 21, 2019

At a recent gathering of Baptists, an adept assured us that Critical Race Theory and Intersectional Theory supplied us with “analytical tools” offering us “selective insights” for employment in our quest to “understand multifaceted social dynamics.” We just had to…

by | Mar 22, 2018

Occupational licensing remains one of the most effective methods of restricting employment in the country. Experts have estimated the economic costs of excessively strict occupational licensing around the country at $203 billion. Burdensome licensing rules function as a way for…

by | Nov 27, 2017

A single bizarre play Saturday during the Auburn-Alabama game that could have upended the college football championship picture is also a perfect illustration of one of our most enduring problems in legal philosophy. A bad snap, a fumble, and an…

by | Nov 15, 2017

It has long been my conviction that Democrats are the more adept pols, the most tireless pols, the most political pols. I have said that their political libido is that of a nymphomaniac. By that I mean to compliment them, at least to compliment their political skills. The political libido of the Republicans is, by comparison, the political libido of a Victorian lady, complete with white gloves and parasol.

by | Sep 26, 2017

Washington The future of Donald Trump’s presidency could ride on what Alabama Republicans do at the polls on Tuesday. If Trump’s favored candidate, Sen. Luther Strange, wins after trailing in recent polls, the president can claim that he still can…

by | Jul 20, 2017

Wade Seago of Samson, Alabama, knew something was amiss when his daughter started screaming and his schnauzer started barking. From a window he could see that his dog, Cruiser, had cornered a wild hog — a very, very big wild…

by | Oct 20, 2016

With all the focus on Alabama’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) cracking down on sidewalk alcohol sales, it might have been easy to miss its stern warning about following alcohol regulations after what happened in Connecticut. A “national liquor store…

by | Sep 12, 2016

If you build it, sometimes they don’t come. Opelika spent about $43 million to build a broadband network capable of 1 gigabit-per-second symmetrical speeds, financed by a bond issue backed up by the revenue of Opelika Power Services. Four years later (as of…

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