Supreme Court

Same-Sex Marriage & Religious Freedom

After Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes bill affecting gay marriage, similar bills in other states will give us another master class in how to hold a culture war.

Seeking Guidance?

Legislative prayer is the subject of the latest religion-clause challenge to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

Reforming the NSA

It is ever more important that transparency and accountability be built into the government’s antiterrorism efforts.

A House Divided

Studies reveal a deeply divided America in which members of different “tribes” live separately from one another. Religious affiliation also separates them.

Keep It Vague

Contemporary liberal political philosophers are kindly disposed toward the idea of religious liberty but eager to contain the influence of religion over politics.


It is a mark of Antonin Scalia's pioneering influence that originalism and fidelity to text have become a staple of the Supreme Court’s interpretive methodology.

An Imperfect Union

We have so confused the sacrament with the legal arrangement that the meaning of marriage as a Christian mystery has been lost.

The Things We Share

We are now at the point where American Catholics should accept state recognition of same-sex marriage simply because they are Americans.

The Truth about Marriage

Will severing the connection marriage has forged between sex, procreation, and family formation undermine the expectations our culture places on the institution?

Worth Worrying About?

“Disentanglement” is not a stable or feasible response to the dangers to religious freedom posed by the legal redefinition of marriage.

Right Decision, Wrong Reason

The Court made the right decision in Windsor, but the majority was unclear about why DOMA’s exclusion of same-sex marriages was unconstitutional.

Why Standing Matters

Not every constitutional disagreement takes the right form for decision by a federal court.
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