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by | Sep 29, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing cases for its new term, following its customary summer recess, on Monday, Oct. 3. If this Court term is anything like the most recent one, conservatives and constitutionalists will rejoice. This most recent term,…

by | Sep 22, 2022

The Supreme Court may have the opportunity to reverse two rulings that have proved nettlesome to conservatives for decades if it grants certiorari to two religious liberty complainants in its fall session. Both petitions for cert were filed within the…

by | Aug 2, 2022

Definitions matter. They matter for gaining true knowledge rather than error. They matter for our capacity to communicate with each other. In law, definitions matter for guarding our rights. If we do not know about whom or what natural justice…

by | Jul 19, 2022

In 1973, Roe v. Wade, along with its companion case Doe v. Bolton, overrode every state law on abortion then on the books, whether liberal or restrictive. These decisions effectively legalized abortion on demand for all nine months of pregnancy…

by | Jun 30, 2022

This past week and a half has been truly remarkable. From a conservative perspective, and a legal conservative perspective more specifically, there has not been a condensed period of such consistent, meaningful winning in my entire adult lifetime. The Supreme…

by | Jun 30, 2022

The Supreme Court has certainly been on a roll as it has released the decisions from the now-ended current term. There was the paring back of restrictions against government dollars to flow to religious organizations in the event parents would…

by | Jun 30, 2022

Justice Elena Kagan begins her West Virginia v. EPA dissent by appealing not to the Constitution or precedent but to an imagined future of 4.6 million annual heat-related deaths, stronger hurricanes, drought, and other calamities familiar to connoisseurs of the…

by | Jun 29, 2022

America started anticipating the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization as soon as Justice Samuel Alito’s draft was leaked in early May. Public radio and media heavies sounded the tocsin for weeks in advance, but still had…

by | Jun 23, 2022

On Thursday, the single greatest living American used the occasion of his 74th birthday to remind of his greatness. He did so by issuing the single piece of writing that, at least thus far, best encapsulates and defines his career…

by | Jun 23, 2022

The game of operator played cross-generationally by Supreme Court justices so warps constitutional jurisprudence that the opinion and the dissent often get it wrong, as they did in Carson v. Makin this week. “Justice [Stephen] Breyer stresses the importance of…

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