The Woke Mob Comes for a Federal Judge

The National Review | Law & The Courts | July 3, 2020 Until our leaders stand up and speak out against our self-appointed speech police, no one will be safe. Our Founders sought to protect federal judges from the whims of the mob by granting them life tenure, and...

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The Equal Rights Amendment is expired

CommonWealth Magazine | Opinion | March 17, 2020 Federal lawsuits seek to resolve issue once and for all Forty-eight years ago, the world was a very different place for women. In 1972, sexual harassment was not considered to be a form of illegal discrimination; Title...

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The real constitutional crisis

The Boston Globe | Op-Ed | November 7, 2019 Many commentators are breathlessly reporting that America is on the brink of a constitutional crisis. They’re right, but not in the sense that they imagine. Political scientists and law professors define a “constitutional...

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The ignorant trashing of Alex Acosta

The Washington Examiner | Opinion | July 11, 2019 As anyone who has ever watched Law & Order knows, in the criminal justice system, prosecutors enter into plea agreements with defendants for any number of reasons: to spare the victim the pain of testifying, to...

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The Extortion of Big Pharma

The National Review | August 24, 2018  President Trump has proposed suing the drug industry over its role in the opioid crisis. Like most such suits, this one would be an opportunistic cash grab. To Donald Trump, it seems, capitalism is less a matter of the market’s...

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Attack on Judge Barrett Exposes Hypocrisy of the Left

  The Hill | Op-Ed | July 7, 201 by Jennifer C. Braceras and Erin Hawley President Trump has yet to name his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, but already the vultures are circling. Proponents of judicial activism — those who...

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Climate Change Litigation Isn’t the Answer

Real Clear Energy | Op-Ed | July 2, 2018 While many legal observers are busy dissecting the recent rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court, those concerned with the misuse of the judicial system for political purposes are celebrating a lower court ruling thousands of miles...

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Alexander Praises Efforts to Reform Title IX

Independent Women's Forum | Blog | June 4, 2018 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who chairs the Senate Committee on Education, last week expressed support for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s effort to reform the way that Title IX is enforced. Title IX of the...

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How Title IX Became an Ideological Battering Ram

The Boston Globe | Op-Ed | May 28, 2018 Do we really need to litigate every school dress code in federal court? The ACLU and the National Women’s Law Center think so. They argue that rules against inappropriate attire perpetuate “gender stereotypes” in violation...

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Holder a Hypocrite on Immigration

  Boston Herald | Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Op-Ed Eric Holder practically weeps for the unaccompanied Latin American children who, for the past two years, have streamed across our unprotected southern border. "How we treat those in need, particularly young people...

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“Deciding whether democratically enacted statutes pass constitutional muster is what we pay federal judges to do. This uncontroversial concept of ‘judicial review’ is not the same as ‘judicial activism.’ Judicial activism refers to judicial rulings that are inappropriately based on politics rather than law, or rulings that create out of whole cloth new rights not mentioned in the Constitution. By conflating the concepts of ‘judicial review’ and ‘judicial activism’, politicians deliberately confuse the public and undermine the institutional legitimacy of the court for their own political purposes.”

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