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    The Equal Protection Clause Versus What SCOTUS Says It Means

    I’m pleased to say that I have an article forthcoming in the Southern University Law Review.   The article is titled “The Substantive Role of Congress Under the Equal Protection Clause,” and it is already online at this link to SSRN.   Here is the abstract: The authors of the Fourteenth Amendment deliberately wrote that no state can deny the equal protection “of the laws” rather | Read More »

    A Way Out of the Abortion Nightmare

    Personally, I would dislike laws that ban abortion before the embryo becomes a fetus, at about two months from conception (a.k.a. fertilization).   But I would support new laws that generally ban abortion (with limited exceptions) from that transition point to viability, preferably without prior restraints.  That is the policy I recommend, but if it is not possible then I would support a more extensive ban, | Read More »

    How to Relieve Overpopulation in China

    It’s quite clear that the United States now welcomes most people who want to come here illegally, but repels most people who want to come here legally.  This is part and parcel of the pathetic games being played in Washington D.C. So bring on the Chinese.  That country’s government has long sought to contain an exploding population, and this is the perfect opportunity.  They could | Read More »

    The Federal Judiciary is Psychotic

    Out-0f-wedlock births in the United States have skyrocketed in recent decades.  Apparently, anyone who believes this is a social problem warranting government incentives for marriage, is a bigot unless equal incentives are given to gay couples.  In fact, I am supposedly a bigot for wanting to a use a different word for different kinds of couples, because it is bigoted to deny that there is | Read More »

    What’s Happening in Iraq is Mainly an Invasion

    Yes, there are many Iraqi Sunnis who are throwing in their lot with ISIS, but what’s happening is mainly an invasion of Iraq from Syrian territory.  Don’t believe the spin that this is primarily a “civil war”. ISIS, which is no less dangerous to the United States than Al Qaeda (from which it grew), was allowed to fester and grow in Syria.  Instead of choosing | Read More »

    President Obama Owes Us Some Straight Talk About Ukraine

    Before World War III starts, it would be kind of nice to get a candid statement from President Obama about what’s been happening in Ukraine. This February 23 report by Radio Free Europe is very interesting.  Basically, it says that the Ukrainian parliament purported to impeach the Ukrainian president in February but without the required review by Ukraine’s Constitutional Court and without the required three-fourths | Read More »

    Babies and Bathwater Yet Again

    Back in the late sixties, a wonderful movement to ensure equal rights for women was picking up steam.   Ultimately, it led to huge and well-deserved strides for women.  There are still some areas that could use improvement, but overall the movement was a huge success. But many supporters of women’s rights developed a sense of moral superiority, and could not resist the temptation to demonize | Read More »

    What’s Governor Christie Doing in the Marriage Cases?

    Today, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued a preliminary opinion in the gay marriage case Garden State Equality v. Dow, declining to postpone the lower court’s decision while the appeal process continues. It’s mysterious to me why Governor Christie has apparently not yet attempted to remove that gay marriage case to federal court, where it belongs.  There’s an obvious federal question upon which the | Read More »

    Paging McConnell

    The Senate GOP ought to offer to vote for Reid’s rule change, as long as filibusters of judicial nominees are banned as well.  Obama is going to appoint a bunch of dictatorial maniacs to the bench anyway, and the filibuster rule merely allows Democrats to extort the same thing from Republican presidents.

    How Congress Ought to Respond to DOMA Ruling

    In the recent Windsor decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered Congress to adopt whatever marriage definition a state adopts.  Thus, a couple that is “married” under the laws of a state will get all the federal benefits of marriage.  I disagree with the Court’s decision, but it does not seem so awful; the decision is left up to each state. But actually there’s a huge | Read More »


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