In 2005, responding to various provocations, Congress wrote the Stolen Valor Act, which made it illegal to “to wear, buy, sell, barter, trade, or manufacture ‘any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the armed forces of the United States, or any of the service medals or badges awarded to the members of such [...]
Our present hyper-partisan and toxic political environment might well have been born on the 1st of July, 1987, when Ronald Reagan nominated Robert Bork to replace Lewis Powell on the Supreme Court. Having convinced themselves – or at least, having convinced their donors - that the Gipper was out to seize personal control of [...]
In the ’60s era civil rights struggles, progressives argued that no one should receive preferential employment based upon such immutable and inherited characteristics such as race. In the 21st century, some progressives are arguing that race ought to be preferentially considered, at least when it comes to selecting the professoriate for our most prestigious [...]
In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court today decided that a federal law against so-called “crush videos” – whose depravity will go unilluminated here – were too broadly written to survive constitutional scrutiny under the First Amendment guarantees. Writing an opinion in favor of the law was the heavily favored SCOTUS prospective Elena Kagan, [...]
The president’s Supreme Court nominee keeps using that word.
The Volokh Conspiracy’s Randy Barrett does not think it means what she thinks it means.
But I don’t think he’s a wise Latina woman. At all.
Another law prof has this to say: “If her politics were different, this would be clear evidence that she [...]
I don’t really have much to say about the retirement of SCOTUS Justice David Souter, except that the man was clearly not who GHW Bush was told he would be. Promoted by then-White House Chief of Staff John Sununu as a thoughtful conservative with an inoffensive judicial record, he came quickly and reliably to [...]
First Barney Frank calls Justice Antonin Scalia a homophobe. Now Harry Reid calls Chief Justice John Roberts a liar:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that John Roberts misled the Senate during his confirmation hearings by pretending to be a moderate — and that the United States is now “stuck” with him as chief [...]
A familiar chorus of five US Supreme Court justices found today that the state of Louisiana was woefully out of step with the rest of us by permitting juries to impose the death penalty upon those who would rape young children. I actually happen to agree with the majority, not merely because I believe [...]
It may at least save a few whales.
In its storied history the U.S. Navy has defeated German U-boats and the British and Japanese Imperial navies, but we are about to find out if it can be whipped by whales and activist judges. Welcome to the new world of lawsuits as antiwar weapons.
“Not all that“. Of course, you have consider the source.