by | Feb 15, 2020

Writing in the Wall Street Journal on February 12, Max Raskin argued, The bar for investigating political opponents should be high, especially when offenses are selectively enforced or derivative of the investigation. Many crimes — marijuana possession, jaywalking — are…

by | Feb 7, 2020

When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains, An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier. — Rudyard Kipling, “The…

by | Feb 3, 2020

Friday’s Senate vote rejecting Democrats’ demands to call witnesses in the Trump impeachment trial makes the president’s acquittal inevitable. But for the Senate bloviators’ desire to make more pointless speeches, the acquittal — which is scheduled for Wednesday — would…

by | Dec 16, 2019

Whatever its legal merit or lack thereof, the upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate is a political show trial that is intended to affect the upcoming presidential election for sure. So let’s consider the political implications, not the legal merits….

by | Jun 27, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday refused to OK the citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census form on the basis that the reasons given by the Trump administration for including it are political and “contrived.” TAS readers are familiar with…

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 25, 2018

It’s not often that President Donald Trump appears more knowledgeable and honest about American jurisprudence than a Supreme Court justice — any Supreme Court justice — but on Thanksgiving week, Trump demonstrated a more realistic insight into how political the…

by | Nov 23, 2018

“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts lectured the president this week in a prepared statement. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges…

by | Jul 9, 2018

Since Amy Coney Barrett appeared on President Trump’s shortlist of potential replacements for Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, the Democrats, the legacy “news” media, and a motley mélange of social justice warriors have behaved as if he intends…

by | May 17, 2016

The Supreme Court issued a short, unanimous opinion in the contraceptive-mandate cases known as Zubik v. Burwell. There’s plenty of punditry out there for you to read so I’ll just offer three thoughts: This was the biggest punt in Supreme Court…

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