by | Jul 1, 2018

Washington As Justice Anthony Kennedy prepares to retire, all eyes in Washington will be on the battle to confirm whomever President Donald Trump nominates. Prepare for warnings by Senate Democrats that the new nominee will not be sufficiently “independent,” as…

by | Jun 28, 2018

Rank and file government workers won big over union bosses Wednesday, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Mark Janus, an Illinois state worker who refused to join the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees…

by | Jun 28, 2018

It’s arguably the greatest blow for liberty since the 1964 Civil Rights Act. When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down forced-union fees for government workers yesterday in its Janus v. AFSCME decision, labor leaders shivered while liberty lovers loudly cheered (I am…

by | Jun 27, 2018

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in a high profile case that combines a major victory for free expression with a serious setback for the abortion industry. In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, the…

by | Jun 12, 2018

Mere days after the Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, religious liberty is back in the courts, though not in the mainstream media. Conservatives should take notice. In the wake of Masterpiece, conservative pundits have…

by | May 17, 2018

The Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) ruling this week that paves the way for states other than Nevada to legalize sports betting is a victory for states’ rights and should put another nail in the coffin for those attempting to ban all forms…

by | May 8, 2018

“Liar,” “wacko,” “immoralist” — the reproaches Donald Trump endures, or rejoices in, are numberless. And let’s not forget “authoritarian,” an echo of leading political players stretching back to Julius Caesar. I highlight this particular reproach on account of the furor…

by | Mar 1, 2018

Sacramento We’ve got a box of red balls at the office imprinted with a simple line drawing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and the words, “But Gorsuch.” Whenever someone complains about President Donald Trump — and I routinely…

by | Nov 16, 2017

Sacramento Remember the days when Democratic politicians at least pretended that, although they wanted abortions to be “safe and legal,” they also wanted them to be “rare”? Those days are long gone, and California lawmakers, in particular, are eager to…

by | Oct 19, 2017

The dusky gopher frog, a “shy” creature according to Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, is both endangered and the excuse for an unmitigatedly overreaching administrative action by the Fish and Wildlife Service….

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