Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson joins Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss history, education, rule of law, faith, and more.
Partisans tend to conflate their policy preferences with ‘the rule of law.’ But you don’t get to fabricate a new Constitution just because you don’t like President Trump.
While claims that the FBI properly inquired of connections between the Trump campaign and Russia were valid to a point, that point has long since passed.
Establishment DC types who reflexively defend Mueller haven’t explained how they came to trust him so completely. It’s a question worth asking given the bumpy historical record of Mueller’s tenure as FBI director.
A protestor’s sign put it, ‘Rule of law = white supremacy, violence against [people of color], violence against immigrants.’ These were law students protesting the rule of law.
What is more in accord with the rule of law: four justices usurping the power of a co-equal branch of government, or a legislature doing exactly what the state constitution allows?
To speak as though the plight of even the most sympathetic illegal immigrants is analogous to the plight of Jews during the Holocaust is simply egregious.
When a president or legislature is faced with following either a court ruling they know has no constitutional basis or the actual Constitution, they should heed Hamilton’s advice.
Our parents respected America enough to not come here illegally, even if it meant being imprisoned, tortured, or even executed while they awaited legal entry.
Chicago’s ‘sanctuary’ cities case offers an important opportunity to challenge a dangerous practice of relatively recent advent: granting a nationwide injunction in a local dispute.
A Wisconsin school district will pay a transgender student $800,000 to settle a lawsuit she filed in a successful attempt to share bathrooms and overnight sleeping quarters with male high school students.
But there’s an easy solution to the problem. Congress should authorize the attorney general to impose reasonable conditions on the grant awards in question.
Judges—who typically lack military service and work in courtrooms far removed from its realities—are ill-positioned and ill-qualified to evaluate judgment calls by military leaders.
Both President Trump and President Obama took action to prevent dramatic premium spikes due to Obamacare’s insurance mandates. Yet only Trump was accused of ‘sabotage.’
Claiming that President Trump’s intemperate tone voids an entire legal proceeding is ludicrous, and in doing so Bowe Bergdahl’s legal team is questioning Anglo-American legal fundamendals.
Group identity, open borders, and sanctuary cities are ‘pro-immigrant’ only in the world of fantasy moral high ground.
Immigration laws serve the moral purpose of regulating entry into the nation and safeguarding against unwanted or dangerous intruders.
While Joe Arpaio was enforcing laws a court told him he had no business enforcing, sanctuary jurisdictions were refusing to enforce laws Congress told them they had to enforce.
Capricious, politically motivated, and generating more heat than light, it was a thoroughly Trumpian pardon.
In her claims this week that the Trump administration ‘has consistently tried to undermine the law that is the law of the land,’ Kathleen Sebelius knows of which she speaks.
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