Who’s Afraid of Neomi Rao?

The Hill | Op-ed | February 10, 2019 At a time when Democratic politicians are facing serious allegations of sexual assault and wearing racially intimidating costumes, the left is focused on taking down would-be federal judge Neomi Rao. Rao is President...

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Feinstein Played Ford Like a Pawn

The Boston Globe | Op-ed | September 28, 2018 As she entered the room in her crisp blue suit, Christine Blasey Ford seemed nervous, and rightfully so. Initially hesitant to publicly accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago, Ford appeared teary-eyed...

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The Extortion of Big Pharma

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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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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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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College Sex Meets the Star Chamber

The Wall Street Journal | Op-ed | October 23, 2016 Yale University’s motto is Lux et Veritas, light and truth. But at Yale today, bureaucrats charged with investigating and punishing alleged sexual misconduct seem less interested in truth or fairness than in scoring...

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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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