by | Jun 11, 2020

June 21, 1989, proved a fateful, ominous portent for First Amendment jurisprudence: the Supreme Court decided Texas v. Johnson. The…

by | Jan 8, 2020

Dissenting in the case of Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Co. (2009), the late Justice Antonin Scalia (1936–2016) wrote,…

by | Nov 26, 2019

The Democrats have manifestly failed to build the national consensus necessary to remove a sitting president from office. The “impeachment…

by | Nov 6, 2019

In Federalist 78, Publius (Alexander Hamilton) distinguished the three branches of government in part by a characteristic inherent to each….

by | Jul 14, 2019

Greatness casts a long shadow. For, even after death, the eminent live on in the legacy they forge. So it…

by | Jul 6, 2018

For most Senate Democrats presiding over judicial confirmations, the only good Catholic is a bad one. They will only confirm…

by | Mar 15, 2018

When I was growing up in the Midwest, Irish-German marriages were common, especially among Catholics. There seemed to be a…

by | Nov 30, 2017

There have been a lot of positive reviews of the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s recently released book of speeches. This will be another one. What’s not to like? The speeches were selected by his son, Christopher Scalia, and a former law clerk, Edward Whelan, from the many the justice delivered over the last 30 years or so of his life. They show not only an articulate and scholarly jurist with a well thought-out and consistent view of the law, but a full-service human being, full of insights and humor about the roller-coaster we call life, which he was very good at living.

by | Jun 20, 2017

Yes, it’s a witch hunt. With the witch hunters having not just obvious but massive conflicts of interest. The Wall Street…

by | Feb 1, 2017

On Tuesday night, Donald Trump invited the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s wife to his announcement of Neil Gorsuch…

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