by | Jul 23, 2019

Including a citizenship question in the census is undoubtedly constitutional. That should have settled the issue, but having lost on legality the left opted for expediency. Even the Left’s argument that Trump’s attempted inclusion was politically motivated, however, is weaker…

by | Jul 10, 2019

Tuesday afternoon, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Texas v. Azar and aggressively interrogated attorneys defending Obamacare’s individual mandate. They seemed deeply skeptical that the mandate can survive constitutional muster unless the lawyers representing Democratic attorneys general…

by | Jun 17, 2019

Sometime during the next two weeks, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down its ruling on whether the Census Bureau may include a question in the 2020 census asking if the person filling out the form is a U.S….

by | Mar 31, 2019

The Trump administration is transforming the courts. So far the president has made two Supreme Court appointments and won confirmation of another 30 judges to the 13 circuit courts, which are the final arbiters in most federal cases. After Democratic…

by | Nov 22, 2018
by | Jul 13, 2018

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…

by | Jun 29, 2018

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…

by | Jul 14, 2017

In 2012, prompted by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Barack Obama turned what had been a “gun to the head” of state lawmakers and governors into an act of extraordinary (if reckless) generosity. The then president offered the states “free…

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