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by | Jun 25, 2022

Justice Sonia Sotomayor has emerged as the Supreme Court’s most outspoken secularist. She subscribes fervently to the left’s myths about a religiously neutral Constitution. In a recent dissent, she complained that the majority on the court “continues to dismantle the wall…

by | Jun 24, 2022

A federal appeals court ruled last week that a charter school in North Carolina could not require girls to wear skirts in compliance with the school’s dress code. By a 10-6 vote, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that…

by | Feb 16, 2022

For years, it has been a staple of panels at conservative organizations such as the Federalist Society to rail against judges for legislating from the bench. A pending case in the Supreme Court, West Virginia v. EPA, will test whether the…

by | Sep 25, 2021

To advance his secularism, Joe Biden is busy appointing opponents of the First Amendment to the courts, as evident in his selection of Beth Robinson to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. As Sen. Ted…

by | Apr 21, 2020

These days the Right and Left look at jurisprudence differently. They have different views of what judges are for and how they should perform their duties. Consider the question of how the Supreme Court should decide a constitutional question. Generally…

by | Jul 2, 2019

Concert tickets are expensive. It’s risky to rely on music reviews to choose which performances to attend. Critics are fallible. They don’t always recognize true art. In contrast, the United States Supreme Court has long regarded itself as infallible, because…

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 | Sep 11, 2018

These days the Trump White House is held up as the principal example of misgovernment in America today. But what to make of the hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court? It is difficult to decide whether mindless…

by | Sep 7, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh began with a series of embarrassing spectacles engineered by Leftists in and out of the Senate. Inside, Democratic Senators interrupted the proceedings at least 40 times in…

by | Jul 15, 2018

The end of the world is coming. At least, that is what the Left believes will happen if the Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. It will be the legal equivalent of Armageddon. Head for the hills, or…

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