Tag: Supreme Court
Common Sense 8, Phantom Frog 0 in Federal Land Grab Case

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service attempts to designate private property in Louisiana as “critical habitat”.

Marbury, Crackpots, and Judicial Supremacy

I just returned to the United States after a short-term teaching stint at European University in Tbilisi, Georgia. It seems I’ve arrived home on the tail end of a controversy over the venerable Marbury v. Madison decision. According to luminaries at the Washington Post, anyone who questions the greatness of Marbury is a “crackpot”...
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Will Justice Kavanaugh Roll Back Russian Influence?

Kavanaugh’s appointment sparks hope for rolling back the administrative state.

Federal Judge Reinforces Ruling-Class Privilege 

Judge blocks executive orders aimed at making it easier to remove employees for poor performance or misconduct. 

National Employee Freedom Week

National effort to inform union members of their opt-out rights.

Will Janus Decision Mean Payback Time for Workers?

Government employee unions can no longer confiscate money from independent workers.

Victory for Public Workers at SCOTUS

This decision limits the power of organized labor and gives greater freedom to individual workers.

Religious Liberty Wins at SCOTUS...Sort Of

This was the right result in this case, but the Court has done little to provide meaningful guidance as free exercise and free speech clash with public accommodation statutes making sexual orientation a protected classification.

Trinity Lutheran and a Response to Michael Stokes Paulsen and NRO

On May 3, The Wall Street Journal posted a short op-ed I wrote on the Trinity Lutheran case. (Sorry, but the op-ed is behind a pay wall; however, here is a blog post that gives some background to the case and my first impressions.) Professor Michael Stokes Paulsen, alleging I was “wrong on every...
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The Neil Gorsuch Nomination: Does a Protestant Seat Matter?

There has not been a Protestant on the Supreme Court since Justice John Paul Stevens retired in 2010. There has not been a Protestant nominated since 1990 when George W. Bush called upon David Souter. Right now there are five Roman Catholics and three Jews. Neil Gorsuch, according to the Washington Post, belongs to St....
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