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 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.

5 Things You Need To Know About The Extremist ‘Equality Act’ House Democrats Just Passed

Adding ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ to the list of protected classes may seem straightforward enough, but the proposed law does more—much more.

Supreme Court Denial Of 2020 Election Cases Invites ‘Erosion Of Voter Confidence’

The Supreme Court’s abdication of its authority to answer important constitutional questions threatens even more chaotic federal elections.

Why The ‘Equality Act’ Democrats Want To Pass This Week Should Really Be Called The ‘Destroy Our Daughters Act’

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.

Biden Administration’s Obvious Politics-Playing On Opening Schools Is Alienating Even Progressive Parents

Leftist media seeks to obfuscate the difference on this issue between the two political parties to protect Democrats and teachers’ unions. It won’t work.

Biden Continues To Proclaim Unity While Sowing Division

Democrat politicians don’t want healing, love, or compassion. They want power. If long-lasting, their reign will ensure America is never united again.

Joe Biden’s Unrepentant Abortion Policies Are Grounds For Excommunication

Church leaders now must make a choice: Either condemn Joe Biden’s pro-abortion governance or become complicit in the president’s scandalous support of abortion.

Parler Lost Its First Legal Battle. Here’s Why It Will Probably Lose The Next

Governing legal precedent makes it unlikely anyone seeking to challenge a deplatforming decision will ever succeed in court.

Washington Post Smears Michael Flynn’s Brother For Things He Didn’t Do

On Wednesday, the Washington Post ran an innuendo-filled article that relied on a bevy of anonymous sources to invent a new ‘scandal’ for the Flynn family.

Election Tampering Doesn’t Justify Riots, And Riots Don’t Legitimize Election Tampering

Just as our nation’s capitol deserves defending—without excuses, without rationalizations, and without justifications—so too does our right to a free and fair election.

Is The United States Too Big To Save?

2020 punctuated the generations-long decline of our republic. Will that half of America that sent Trump to drain the swamp care anymore after believing themselves disenfranchised in 2020?

Hunter Biden Laptop Lawsuit Gives Twitter Unpleasant Legal Choices

The lawsuit alleges Twitter defamed the computer store owner in an attempt to justify its censorship of The New York Post’s story on Hunter Biden selling access to his father.

Don’t Hate Bill Barr’s Commitment To The Rule Of Law

William Barr’s resignation letter demonstrates the attorney general ended his service to our country with the same dedication and integrity he showcased over the last year.

The Supreme Court’s Rejection Of Texas’s Election Lawsuit Failed The Constitution

It is hard to believe the justices put the constitutional question above their desire to avoid appearing to meddle in the 2020 election.

The Judge’s Opinion In Michael Flynn’s Case Was So Bad It Should Be Vacated

Michael Flynn and the Department of Justice should not allow Judge Emmet Sullivan’s final irrational and unhinged act of judicial defiance to go unanswered.

6 Things To Know About Texas’s Supreme Court Petition Over 2020’s Messed-Up Election

Texas argues that the case ‘presents constitutional questions of immense national consequences,’ namely that the 2020 election suffered from serious constitutional irregularities.

Trump’s Michael Flynn Pardon Is Only The Beginning Of The Justice This Nation Deserves

The corporate media has refused to tell Americans the truth, so I will. Here are six key aspects of the case that expose the Obama-Biden administration’s travesty of justice.

Carter Page Sues DOJ, FBI, James Comey, And Others Behind Crossfire Hurricane FISA Abuse

Carter Page seeks damages of no less than $75 million from the U.S. government and other former officals involved in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

Forcing The Sick And Elderly To Die Alone Is Crueler Than COVID-19

Keeping people from their suffering loved ones does not safeguard them. It subjects them to a different kind of suffering for which there may be no recovery.

State Legislatures Must Investigate Fraud And Choose Electors Accordingly

State legislatures should initiate and oversee their own election audit. Anything less will leave half of America questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 election.

Partisans Cheating By Ignoring Election Law Is A Problem As Big As Vote Fraud

Fraud and violations of the election code are two distinct problems, yet there has been little analysis of the latter, which might be more significant.