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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.

Fighting Back on Voting Rights

Since the Supreme Court threw out Section 4 of the VRA, conservative legislators in several states have sought to pass laws making it harder to vote.

A Dying Concept

The conviction is new that the exclusive purpose of the business corporation is to profit its professional managers and stockholders.

Lawyer Up the Prey

Lenders are often allowed to foreclose without significant judicial involvement, putting the burden on homeowners to prove the lender is not entitled to do so.

Between the Lines

'America’s Unwritten Constitution' is a novel and often persuasive analysis of how our written Constitution blends with an unwritten one to form a coherent whole.

The Third Political Branch

We like to think of the Supreme Court as above politics. But its actions must now be viewed through the prism of the conservative movement’s quest for power.

Great Exhortations

More than any other recent U.S. president, Barack Obama has succeeded in puzzling the pundits. His imperturbability and coolly analytical style have led even such...

Obama Needs to Hope Again

If a president finds himself in the role of a political scientist, he has a problem -- even when his political science lesson is 100 percent accurate. When...
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Book Reviews

Scalia: A Court of One

October 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Legalese

November 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Between the Lines

July 1, 2013 | 0 comments

A Bronx Tale

April 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Outside the Law

April 22, 2013 | 1 comment

More Intuition than Argument

March 25, 2013 | 0 comments

Judicial Modesty

March 8, 2010 | 0 comments

Supreme Fictions

June 2, 2008 | 0 comments