by | Aug 27, 2019

Over the weekend, the media took notice of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s apparently successful treatment for a malignant tumor on the pancreas. “No further treatment is needed at this time,” said Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City…

by | Jul 30, 2019

In Rucho v. Common Cause, the Supreme Court held that political gerrymandering claims do not belong in federal court. That’s great, as far as it goes. The lower federal courts had proven increasingly more creative in attempting to banish political…

by | Jul 14, 2019

Greatness casts a long shadow. For, even after death, the eminent live on in the legacy they forge. So it is with Antonin Scalia. Scalia became one of the most consequential persons ever to sit on the Supreme Court. Judges…

by | Jul 12, 2019

Know your role. This prescription pervades the basketball world. Adhering to it requires an honest assessment of one’s own abilities and their in relationship to one’s teammates’. Do you contribute best as a scorer, facilitator, or defender? Does your skill…

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 | Jul 4, 2019

As an exercise in self-immolation this July 4th fireworks season, I read Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in the Bladensburg cross case. It’s a flaming attack upon religious freedom — the first freedom in our Bill of Rights. At the…

by | Jul 3, 2019

For trial lawyers, Big Pharma, and assorted other profiteers off American misery, the Supreme Court case Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank is like holy water thrown in the face of a vampire. They cannot abide exposure to it and will shrink…

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 | Jun 25, 2019

It’s like, really, we need all the religion we can get around here! What with Americans — you know — perpetually at each other’s throats, yelling in each other’s faces. But we get another reminder, at the feet of the…

by | Mar 20, 2019

On Tuesday the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration in Nielsen v. Preap, allowing the Department of Homeland Security to detain illegal aliens without bond while awaiting deportation for committing crimes within our borders. The decision reversed…

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