Jun 28, 2018
The Supreme Court is especially admirable when correcting especially deplorable prior decisions, as with the 1954 school desegregation decision rejecting a 1896 decision's "separate but equal" doctrine.
Jun 26, 2018
Federal law says the government can obtain such records without a warrant by merely supplying "specific and articulable facts" supporting a reasonable belief that the records are relevant to a criminal investigation , a less exacting requirement than demonstrating "probable cause" for a warrant.
Jun 27, 2018
Religious conservatives will consider this Providential and will, for perhaps the first time, thank God for Kennedy.
Jun 21, 2018
Amid the carnage of Republican misrule in Washington, there is this glimmer of good news: The family-shredding policy along the southern border, which was merely the most telegenic recent example of misrule, clarified something.
Jun 21, 2018
In 1972, when he was a 22-year-old student at Harvard Medical School, he was swimming in a pool. Someone pushed the diving board out, extending over a shallower part of the pool.
Jun 19, 2018
Bill Weld, who majored in classics, took philosophy classes from Robert Nozick, whose "Anarchy, State and Utopia," a canonical text of libertarianism, argues that "the minimal state is inspiring as well as right."
Jun 15, 2018
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., wonders: "Is there any doubt that America would view a foreign nation firing missiles at targets on American soil as an act of war?"
Jun 12, 2018
Today's advocates of a musty fragment of the 1970s, the Equal Rights Amendment, are demonstrating that something that begins as farce can reappear as tragedy, because abuse of the Constitution is tragic.