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Posts in category “Courts”

Rousseau’s American Heirs Fight the Final Prejudice

Joseph Bottom’s An Anxious Age has stirred up quite a debate over …

Posted April 17th, 2014

SCOTUS Debugs Software Patents

Today, the Supreme Court hears arguments in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS …

Posted March 31st, 2014

Hobby Lobby vs. the Order of Justice

A healthy government will carve out space for a just society, not impose one.

Posted March 29th, 2014

The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Played

Every Sunday, the rector of my church appends a brief note of …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Bill Kristol’s Tea Party Constitution

Jonathan Chait amusingly shoots at the fish in the barrel that is …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

Protecting the Constitution from Executive Order

President Barack Obama has made it absolutely clear that he will rule …

Posted February 26th, 2014

A Culture of Life

The answer to America’s abortion scourge isn’t to be found in politics.

Posted January 22nd, 2014

How the Right and Left Are Revising “Tough on Crime”

Bureaucratic mass incarceration is an unwelcome innovation in America.

Posted January 8th, 2014

Death Penalty Continues Decade-Long Decline

Since Jimmy Carter reinstated Georgia’s death penalty to Supreme Court satisfaction in …

Posted December 20th, 2013

White House Panel Rebukes NSA Spying

Six months after Edward Snowden’s first powerpoint slides went public, it’s official: …

Posted December 19th, 2013

White House Gets Its Man for Top Surveillance Lawyer

John P. Carlin is on track to become the Justice Department’s top …

Posted December 9th, 2013

Bradley Manning Found Guilty of Espionage, Not Aiding the Enemy

Pfc. Bradley Manning was found guilty of more than 20 crimes, including …

Posted July 30th, 2013

Success for President Obama in Talking Trayvon Martin

President Obama surprised the White House press corps today when he dropped …

Posted July 19th, 2013

A Trial That Should Never Have Been Held

That the prosecution in the Zimmerman trial asked the judge to allow …

Posted July 12th, 2013

What’s a Law to an Executive?

Late yesterday, the Treasury Department announced that it will be delaying the …

Posted July 3rd, 2013

A Reconstructed South Under Fire

Is the Second Reconstruction over? The first ended with the withdrawal of …

Posted June 28th, 2013

Gay Marriage Thoroughly Considered

As the Supreme Court  has just released its rulings on same-sex marriage, …

Posted June 26th, 2013