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King v. Burwell: A Clear Example of Legislating from the Bench

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett have renewed interest in the 2015 case King v. Burwell. In...

Radio Recap – SCOTUS Rules Against Life

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ The Supreme Court ruled against life today. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed the Supreme Court’s latest ruling against life. Chief Justice John Roberts cast...

Religious Liberty Is Alive and Well at the U.S. Supreme Court

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, interpreting employment discrimination on the basis of “sex” to include sexual orientation and gender...

SCOTUS Decides Employment Cases – But likely does not apply to religious employers

LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a 6-3 opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a lengthy opinion holding that, “An employer who...

The Supreme Court’s Dereliction of Duty on Qualified Immunity

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE This morning, the Supreme Court denied all of the major cert petitions raising the question of whether qualified immunity should be reconsidered. This...

Institute for Justice Takes on Qualified Immunity Before SCOTUS

After Police Brutally Beat & Hospitalized James King, The Government Closed Ranks and Is Using a Legal Shell Game To Avoid Accountability JOHN KRAMER, INSTITUTE...

ACLJ Amicus Brief Urges SCOTUS to Protect Rights of Churches and Religious Schools

LAURA HERNANDEZ, ACLJ This week, the ACLJ filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, urging the Court to reverse two decisions from the Ninth...

The Supreme Court Should Continue to Support Arbitration

WALTER OLSON & DENNIS GARCIA, CATO INSTITUTE One of the most important practical applications of freedom of contract in present‐​day America is arbitration, which allows...

Holding Government Accountable for Destruction of Idaho Home

After police had a ten-hour standoff with an empty house—eventually destroying everything inside—a court ruled there wasn’t anything they could do about it. Now...

It’s the Knick of Time for States to Revisit Overbearing Land Use Regulations

WILLIAM YEATMAN, CATO INSTITUTE It’s January, so most state legislatures are kicking off their sessions. Across state capitols, one issue to monitor is the fallout...

Unions Can Dispense Legal Advice. Why Can’t Trade Associations?

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE May a state prohibit a trade association from employing lawyers to dispense legal advice to member firms? Last spring the Fourth...

Employment Cases Go to Supreme Court

LIBERTY ALERT, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – Liberty Counsel filed two amicus briefs in support of employers in three Supreme Court cases regarding whether federal anti-discrimination laws should...

Partial Pro-Life Victory in Supreme Court Exposes Evil of Margaret Sanger’s Eugenics Designs

Walter M. Weber, ACLJ The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a decision (pp. 9-34) that upheld an Indiana law requiring the humane disposition of aborted babies. While...

The Supreme Court Finally Takes Up a Second Amendment Case

ILYA SHAPIRO and MATTHEW LAROSIERE, CATO INSTITUTE New York City has a law banning the transportation of licensed handguns out of the city, which isn’t...

2020 Hopefuls Present Radical Ideas

 JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ The left has a new litmus test for any would-be 2020 Presidential candidates – do they stand in favor of “court packing”...

SCOTUS Upholds Trump Memorandum on Military Transgender Policy

LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court today in a 5-4 vote allowed the military policy regarding so-called “transgender” people to go into...

A Double Win in the Dusky Gopher Frog Case

ROGER PILON, CATO INSTITUTE By a vote of 8-0 (Justice Kavanaugh did not participate), the Supreme Court today gave a rational reading of both the...

Kavanaugh Allegations Crumble

LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Christine Blasey Ford, who has made an unconfirmed allegation against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, reaching back 36 years...

Partisan Gerrymandering: Another Supreme Court Showdown?

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE It would have been natural to assume that partisan gerrymandering would not return as an issue to the Supreme Court until...

Court Says Abortion is an “Aberration” of Law

LIBERTY COUNSEL ATLANTA, GA – The Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized the Supreme Court’s abortion decisions, calling them an “aberration of constitutional law.”...

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Government transparency should not be controversial

~Shining light on EPA actions should get 100% support – but is opposed by the usual suspects~ Duggan Flanakin Ballot harvesting, behind-the-curtains ballot counting and other...

Your Mother is on the Roof

BY T.F. STERN My father had a library of stories and jokes that he’d share, usually when we were a captive audience while on a...

Preserving courtroom and verdict integrity

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Our civil justice system is as much at risk as the integrity of ballots, elections and democracy~ Big Media, Big Tech, Big Academia,...

With Locally-run Elections, a Handful of Big Dem Cities Now Control US

BY SELWYN DUKE Democrats have lamented how the Electoral College gives smaller states outsized influence over presidential elections. But consider what they’ve done via illegal...