Category Archives: Federal courts

Roy Moore Moore is Right About the Alabama Gay Marriage Ruling

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who first caught our attention when he defied a federal court ruling ordering the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama state judicial building (a stance that ultimately got him impeached and removed from office) is back in the news. Moore has managed to excite the ire of…

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Why originalism matters

In his opinion for a unanimous three judge panel of the D.C. Circuit declaring unconstitutional President Obama’s purported recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, Judge Laurence Silberman eloquently explained why adherence to the original meaning of the Constitution is so important: In any event, if some administrative inefficiency results from our construction of…

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Is Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Doomed?

A federal appellate court recently struck down Texas’ proposed Congressional redistricting plan, finding that the plan violated Section 5. Might the court’s opinion in that case provide the impetus for the Supreme Court to strike down Section 5 once and for all? That is what Nicholas Stephanopolous suggests in a recent post at The New…

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Canseco Subpoenaed To Appear Before Clemens Grand Jury

ESPN reports that Jose Canseco claims to have been subpoenaed to testify before the federal grand jury that is investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he said he’d never used steroids. I can only thank goodness that the Justice Department is pursuing such important matters as whether a baseball player lied about using…

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