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Now What Happens with Same-Sex Marriage?

Every once in a while the Supreme Court does something that turns experts’ predictions completely upside down. It actually happened twice during the 2012 Obamacare case (first, when Justice Kennedy clearly indicated his intent to find Obamacare unconstitutional during oral … Continue reading

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The Core Controversy Over Obamacare

While reading the transcript of the oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the Obamacare case I realized that I misunderstood something fundamental about the collective American psyche. It has to do with the principle of federalism. My formal education—of … Continue reading

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when fear takes over

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” –Mark Twain In 2003, Abdullah al-Kidd, a native-born United States citizen, was arrested by the FBI. He was detained for 16 days … Continue reading

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when can the police kick in your front door?

A Supreme Court case, Kentucky v. King, recently made headlines for allowing warrantless searches of people’s homes. The reporting was a bit overblown. The decision was well supported by precedent, was consistent with the Constitution and did not change anybody’s … Continue reading

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sexism storm on the horizon

Imagine that after decades and decades of lower pay for equal work, millions of women across the country united to hold the largest private employer of women in the county accountable. Their lawsuit achieved victories in the trial and appellate … Continue reading

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