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The Debate Begins Over Judicial Activism

The announcement concerning the nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice Souter on...

Ending the Interregnum, Part II

Earlier, I made the case for a constitutional amendment drastically contracting in the present two-...

Reclaiming America

I have some questions for all three presidential candidates. Let's talk about the evidence that...

A Dangerous and Deplorable Ruling

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has issued a dangerous and deplorable ruling...

Confirm Judge Sotomayor quickly

When a case comes before me involving…. someone who is an immigrant -- I can't help but think of my...

The Supreme Lightness of Meaning

Those of us who enjoy being pretentious are quoting Aristotle, who criticized the law as "mind...

The Torture Questions

It seems to this observer that the four questions being raised about torture have clear answers....

It’s The Courts, Stupid: Part II

I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it. The Iraq war will not be an issue in a year. We’ll...

Habeas Corpus on the Run

In the past two weeks, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has handled two...