Category Archives: Judiciary

Justices Kennedy and Ginsburg Argue Against Same-Sex Marriage

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, which will go down in history as either the next Roe v. Wade or the next Dred Scott, depending on how it is decided and which side you are on–and it may surprise the advocates of same-sex marriage that there are in fact […]

Alexander Hamilton and the Health Care Challenge

The founders are almost always relevant, even to our most up to date concerns.  This is true not because they could anticipate all those concerns, but because they had thought through principles that often apply to a wide variety of concerns, at whatever time.  This is especially the case when the concerns take the form […]

Judicial Lawlessness in Alabama

At this moment, Alabama is in a state of legal and judicial disarray.  A federal judge has declared the state’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman unconstitutional, and in response the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court has held that the ruling is not actually binding and […]

Loaded Language on “Marriage” Heads to the Supreme Court

During Pope Francis’ Encounter with Families in the Philippines this week, the Holy Father commented on particular threats to the good of the family, saying, “The family is also threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage, by relativism, by the culture of the ephemeral, by a […]

The Ferguson Riots: Tribalism vs. Civilization

Our country will be a long time counting the cost of the breakdown of public order and communal trust in Ferguson, Missouri. The Brown family lost their son. Struggling urban store owners lost their livelihoods and life savings. The people of the town lost their trust in the justice system, or in their fellow citizens. […]

Christie has a terrible record on judicial nominations

I never got as upset as other folks that Chris Christie hugged President Obama during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I do not believe that it cost Mitt Romney the election. (Romney’s 47% comment and his failure to push back on the ‘war on women’ were more consequential in that regard). And I have defended […]


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