by | Nov 6, 2019

In Federalist 78, Publius (Alexander Hamilton) distinguished the three branches of government in part by a characteristic inherent to each. While he defined the legislature by exercise of will and the executive in its use of force, the judiciary possessed…

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 | Jan 13, 2017

Nonsense can come from both ends of the political spectrum. As Senate Democrats and left-wing organizations flailingly tried this week to show that Alabama’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions is too conservative to be U.S. Attorney General, some conservative groups have…

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