SCOTUS: Twitter v Taamneh

The Supreme Court has released their decision in Twitter v. Taamneh. This decision was a unanimous decision authored by Justice Thomas with one short concurrence by Justice Jackson. In this case, Twitter was defendant and victim is plaintiff at the lower courts. The facts of this case are fairly straight forward. A terrorist committed a …

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Will We Keep Our Republic?

Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin famously said, “You’ve got a republic, if you can keep it.” That warning is particularly haunting now, because we seem on the verge of losing it – not from foreign invasion – not from revolution – but because we stopped caring about it.

America, A Nation Of Grievances

America has become a nation of grievances. Is anyone else but me tired of the whining? In 1911, Booker T. Washington wrote, “There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able …

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The Law is Our Last Bulwark against Tyranny?

By Dan Davis and John R. “Buck” Surdu We all have witnessed the aggressive, “creative,” and putatively unethical behavior of a few of our prosecutors. At the same time, they have facilitated significant rises in violent crimes by creating novel excuses for releasing the most violent among us, all the while they were focused on …

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Abortion Pills, the FDA and the Courts


In the aftermath of the Dobbs decision, litigation continues mostly in the States about what protections should exist for unborn babies. Within the past week, however, the federal courts have issued rulings about whether the abortion pill should remain FDA approved (and thus widely available for purchase). A District Court in Texas issued a ruling …

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The 1st Amendment in an Increasingly Authoritarian 21st Century Society

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Legislation targeting transgender persons and ideologies are on the rise. …

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