Margot Cleveland is a senior contributor to The Federalist. She is also a contributor to National Review Online, the Washington Examiner, Aleteia, and Townhall.com, 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 university faculty member and now teaches as an adjunct from time to time.
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 is on Twitter at @ProfMJCleveland. The views expressed here are those of Cleveland in her private capacity.
In advance of this week’s State of the Union address, Washington Post staffers peppered the public with reasons to blame former President Trump for Joe Biden’s failures.
A new California law that gives male inmates the right to be housed in female prisons provides no protection for women inmates or guards.
Leftist activists have already been pushing Mastercard, Visa, and others to expand their ban beyond illegal activities, with the eventual goal of demonetarizing opposing political views.
‘Dirty Jobs’ and ‘Six Degrees’ host Mike Rowe is correct about the negative economic and social effects of the minimum wage.
The modern democracy desired by Saturday’s participants is one our corporate and ivory tower overlords control, rather than the peons in red states.
The court’s unsigned order in Tandon v. Newsom signifies the reemergence of religious liberty as a valued jurisprudential principle to the Supreme Court.
The case shows the judiciary is just as fractured as the rest of America, and leftist judges are defiantly ignoring Supreme Court and circuit precedent.
‘60 Minutes’ falsehoods provide the perfect vehicle for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to prove that Democrat propagandists posing as the press deserve no heightened legal protection.
Given the depth of the cultural and political divide, there is only one hope for healing our nation: A return to our foundational principles—for if there is no federalism, there will be no unity.
Despite their pressure on Georgia and other states, woke business, big tech, corporate media, and sports leagues do not hold veto power over legislation any more.
While Gov. Kristi Noem understandably prefers to avoid facing the economic brunt of a showdown with the NCAA, if she led, others would follow. That is what conservatives want.
Given the reality of the NCAA’s policy, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s proffered explanation for excluding women collegiate athletes from the protections of H.B. 1217 is beyond misleading.
The Biden administration has abandoned the legally mandated rulemaking process to establish its preferred policies through closed-door settlements with political allies.
The Seventh Circuit’s decision in Planned Parenthood v. Box II is wrong, but also providential because it provides a perfect vehicle for the Supreme Court to revisit its abortion jurisprudence.
Lokhova alleged Stefan Halper peddled false claims that she was a Russian spy and a paramour of Michael Flynn, with various media outlets then pushing that narrative
The Equality Act would enshrine into law the left’s ideological extremism on three of the most divisive issues of the day: sex, abortion, and religious liberty.
Minneapolis is merely paying folks for a fraction of the services the Democrat media has been providing for free for years.
Adding ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ to the list of protected classes may seem straightforward enough, but the proposed law does more—much more.
The Supreme Court’s abdication of its authority to answer important constitutional questions threatens even more chaotic federal elections.
While Democrats present the Equality Act as legislation designed to protect LGTBQ people from discrimination, if passed the law would prove devasting to girls and women.
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