William J. Watkins, Jr.
| Monday May 15, 2017 at 3:51 PM PST
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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Tags: Antifederalists, Constitution, Equal Protection Clause, Federalism, Federalist Papers, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Jefferson, Michael Stokes Paulson, Missouri, National Review, Neil Gorsuch, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, trinity lutheran, William Watkins
| Monday November 29, 2010 at 11:09 AM PST
Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals disclosed the panel that will hear the appeal of Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional. The panel will be: Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt—perhaps the most left-leaning judge on the federal bench; Judge Michael Hawkins—a very liberal judge; and Judge N. Randy Smith—a moderate compared...
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Tags: California, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, Constitution, constitutional law, Culture, Family, gay marriage, judicial activism, Law, Liberty, Michael Hawkins, N. Randy Smith, Nationalizing Marriage, Natural Law, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Personal Liberty, Privacy, Proposition 8, Regulation, same-sex marriage, Stephen R. Reinhardt, The State, Vaughn Walker, William Watkins