Margot Cleveland
Margot Cleveland
Margot Cleveland is a senior contributor to The Federalist. She is also a contributor to National Review Online, the Washington Examiner, Aleteia, and, and has been published in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Cleveland is a lawyer and a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, where she earned the Hoynes Prize—the law school’s highest honor. She later served for nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk for a federal appellate judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Cleveland is a former full-time faculty member and current adjunct professor for the college of business at the University of Notre Dame, where she received several teaching awards. As a stay-at-home homeschooling mom of a young son with cystic fibrosis, Cleveland frequently writes on cultural issues related to parenting and special-needs children. Cleveland can be reached via email at [email protected] or on Twitter at @ProfMJCleveland.
Abortion Supporters Pretend To Care About Woman Judges To Hide Anti-Woman Legal Goals

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is right: Courts matter. They matter because liberal judges long ago stopped interpreting the law and started inventing it.

10 Simple Steps Towards Making Your Meals More Manageable

Do you find dinner meal planning frequently frustrating? By following ten simple steps, 2018 can mark the year you make meals manageable.

How My Priest Taught Me About Forgiveness When A Man Bombed Our Church

With these few sentences, our pastor brought to bear the meaning of Jesus’s words in the gospel message he had just proclaimed to his parish.

What’s Going On With These Two Other Illegal Immigrants Seeking U.S. Abortions?

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to force the federal government to facilitate abortions for two more illegal immigrants. And the details of the case so far are odd.

How A Judge Halted The Trump Administration’s Abortifacient Mandate Exceptions

The judge crystalized not just that elections have consequences but that so does the reach of government, legislative abandonment, and the ideology-imposing of unelected judges.

Court Case Reveals DC’s Metro Canceled All Religious Ads In Fear Of Terrorism

Two happenings in the last week cast new light on Metro’s advertising guidelines that ban political and religious displays, and thus rejected a Catholic Christmas ad campaign.

7 Things To Know About The Supreme Court’s Refusal To Consider Adding Sexual Politics To Employment Law

Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on whether sexual orientation discrimination is illegal under Title VII.

States Seek To Avoid Facing Little Sisters In Court While Challenging Their Legal Win

Six state attorneys general seek to force the Little Sisters to violate their consciences or pay millions in fines, all without having to face these religious caregivers in a court of law.

Why The Supreme Court Is Likely To Rule For Jack Phillips While Dodging The Big Religious Liberty Question

While there is always a risk of reading too much into Supreme Court justices’ questions during oral argument, there is often much to be gleaned.

Here’s What To Buy Your Bibliophiles For Christmas

Books last a lifetime—even if the bindings and pages don’t, the characters, drama, emotions, and imagination spurred by a timeless story endure forever.

Jose Garcia Zarate Epitomizes America’s Broken Immigration System

Jose Garcia Zarate is far from alone in illegally returning to the United States (multiple times!) following deportation. As Kate Steinle’s case shows, deportation is not enough.

DC Archdiocese Sues After Metro Bans Its Christmas Ads

Several aspects of Metro’s policy against religious ads and its implementation leave it ripe for defeat solely on free speech grounds.

Supreme Court Throws Shade On ACLU’s Illegal Immigrant Abortion Shenanigans

A recent development challenges the ACLU’s narrative that the Justice Department acted improvidently in filing a petition about a foreign minor who demanded a U.S. abortion.

Supreme Court Guts Second Amendment By Refusing To Hear Semi-Auto Ban Case

The silence of the Supreme Court in denying review in Kolbe v. Hogan signaled the justices’ capitulation to the tyranny of pundits, politicians, and a small but vocal populace.

Democrats Have Zero Credibility To Attack Trump After Hiding Bill Clinton’s Sexcapades

Just one year ago, when denouncing serial predator and likely rapist Bill Clinton might have mattered, the Left instead embraced him and cheered on his chief enabler.

State Lawsuits Against Contraception Mandate Exceptions Would Gut Religious Liberty

For moral reasons, individuals and organizations have sought for years to avoid funding contraceptives. Now states are suing so they also don’t have to pay for contraceptives.

If The Supreme Court Takes This Gun Control Case, Its Decision Will Be Huge

When the Supreme Court meets today to discuss pending petitions for review, the justices’ conference calendar will include a pivotal Second Amendment case.

Teen Vogue Wasn’t Yanked From Print For Raunch. Condé Nast Is Doubling Down

The Activist Mommy and others celebrating Teen Vogue’s print demise are wrong to believe good sense and decency prevailed.

Kansas Supreme Court To Rule On Dismemberment Ban In Important Abortion Case

Two abortionists in Kansas are trying to expand a legal strategy that seeks to discover rights to abortion inside state constitutions, not just the U.S. Constitution.

Why Harvey Weinstein’s Wink-Wink Employment Contract Will Sink His Company

Weinstein Company’s board members ‘did not fire Harvey Weinstein because they found out he was a sexual predator. They fired him because we found out!’