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Posts in category “Courts”

Obamacare vs. Dr. Evil’s Legal Eagles

Decades ago, a few friends and I were listening to Not For …

Posted July 23rd, 2014

Is Religious Freedom Possible?

Without a universal definition of religion, it’s difficult to maintain.

Posted July 9th, 2014

Seven Reasons Police Brutality Is Systemic, Not Anecdotal

Official misconduct doesn’t just come from “a few bad apples.”

Posted July 2nd, 2014

Hobby Lobby Has Won, But Have We?

Hobby Lobby has won. The big box craft store’s lawsuit challenging the …

Posted June 30th, 2014

The Washington Redskins Go to Trademark Court

When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a decision yesterday in …

Posted June 19th, 2014

The Limits of Science in Matters of Justice

Chris Mooney of Mother Jones recently reviewed Harry Collins’s book, Are We All Scientific …

Posted June 10th, 2014

For D.C. Schools, Brown Wasn’t Enough

When Brown v. Board of Education, the 9-0 Warren Court ruling, came …

Posted May 20th, 2014

The Rights and Responsibilities of Search Engine Users

While truth has usually been a defense to charges of libel, Google …

Posted May 15th, 2014

Drop Those Wedding Rings in the Name of the Law

Most gay marriage lawsuits have been brought by couples, but, in North …

Posted May 1st, 2014

Conservative Sentencing Reform: Politically Savvy, Morally Right

Darlene Eckles was not a drug user or dealer when she was …

Posted April 29th, 2014

General Mills and Consumers’ Contracting Access to Courts

In films, signing a contract is a considered, deliberate affair. Pens are …

Posted April 21st, 2014

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