The orthodoxy of the American public square is progressivism. That is our civil religion, our established faith. Not officially or expressly, but in effect.
The Masterpiece Cake ruling made clear that noxious ideas of ‘speech equality’ and the need to police ‘hate speech’ are out of step with the Constitution.
This case was a loss for both sides from the start, because of what it signals about tolerance of opposing views in this country.
If we no longer believe ‘that all men are created equal [and] endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,’ LGBT activists will have unleashed far worse than a 15-minute delay in access to culinary confections.
Despite years of case law emptying free exercise, the Supreme Court has now confirmed that government cannot apply laws in a discriminatory way against religious believers.
The ruling seems like a victory for religious freedom, but a closer look shows three things about the ruling that people who believe letting others live authentically can’t afford to ignore.
In a ruling issued Monday, the Supreme Court vacated a lower court’s ruling that allowed an undocumented teenage girl to get an abortion while in federal custody.
The Supreme Court’s religious freedom ruling is so narrow it allows bureaucrats to violate your conscience as long as they’re more polite when they do it.
The food fight over Masterpiece Cakeshop shows how pivotal the next Supreme Court vacancy will be.
The Masterpiece Cakeshop decision is a win. But what stops the state from cloaking its animus against Christianity and crushing religious freedom? Not much.
A refusal to make two homosexuals a cake for a gay wedding, when paired with an offer to serve them in any other way, is not some sly strike at an individual for his identity.
Striking down the law through legal fiat would represent judicial activism at its worst—asking unelected judges to do what elected members of Congress took great pains to avoid.
Joseph Tartakovsky’s new book, ‘The Lives of the Constitution,’ chronicles the lives and works of 10 Americans who altered or contributed to our supreme law.
The ruling paves the way for legal sports gambling in those states that choose to allow it, and stands as a victory for federalism.
It’s strange that a president who transformed national discourse left America with a negligible policy legacy. But Barack Obama deserves it.
The Supreme Court effectively repealed the Second Amendment in District of Columbia v. Heller by restricting the amendment to common arms.
Gun control advocates hide behind the rhetoric of ‘common-sense gun laws,’ but sometimes the mask sometimes slips off and their real goal is revealed.
On the cases with less political valence the justices can ‘nerd out’ on legal theories and reveal their jurisprudential minds when they know their decisions won’t make the front pages.
On Thursday, a federal district court judge upheld Massachusetts’ ‘assault-weapon’ ban.
Law professor Helen Alvaré’s new book, ‘Putting Children’s Interests First in US Family Law and Policy,’ details the alarming number of ways the law privileges ‘consensual adult sexual expression,’ regardless of the consequences.
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