It may well be the Platonic Ideal of Butter. But folks in Wisconsin will never know because some apparatchik on the sixth floor of the Department of Agriculture has not yet spoken.
If widely embraced, judicial engagement would give constitutional conservatives something to get genuinely excited about.
Today’s strong judicial activism goes against the purpose of the Supreme Court envisioned by the Founders, and defined in the Constitution.
To truly merit a place on the Supreme Court—whether for Merrick Garland or someone else—the next appointee must understand the constitutional power he or she exercises.
If I have to point to a moment that spawned the current annus horribilis, it would have to be John Roberts’s vindication of Obamacare on June 28, 2012.
Each side of same-sex politics is trying to comfortably fit into the legal shoe their opponent was wearing last year.
After last week’s ruling, the Supreme Court is now fully, openly a political institution.
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