Mandates, passports, restaurant requirements, and more: Making life “extremely” difficult for the unvaccinated

As government, universities, and private employers implement vaccine mandates and some municipalities require vaccines for entry to restaurants and gyms, it’s worth considering the applicable legal standards and how this would actually work in practice when some two thirds of minority groups will no longer be allowed to eat out.  Is this the America you… Continue reading Mandates, passports, restaurant requirements, and more: Making life “extremely” difficult for the unvaccinated

NCAA: The Supreme Court deals a blow to their slave labor policy, but how was it allowed to exist in the first place?

For an organization that claims to be woke and not-for-profit, the NCAA has a lot of explaining to do.  Coaches and executives make millions, players make nothing and can’t even control the usage of their own image.  We’re told it’s for their own good, but slaveholders in the antebellum south said much the same thing… Continue reading NCAA: The Supreme Court deals a blow to their slave labor policy, but how was it allowed to exist in the first place?

Whatever happened to democratic norms? Free speech, the filibuster, nine Supreme Court Justices, and fifty states, suddenly aren’t norms?

Freedom of speech, a norm since 1791.  Filibusters since 1837.  Nine Justices on the Supreme Court since 1869.  50 states since 1959.  All are currently on the chopping block.  It’s almost enough to make you think the raging against Donald Trump breaking political norms was just hard-nosed politics and ginned up outrage. Less than two… Continue reading Whatever happened to democratic norms? Free speech, the filibuster, nine Supreme Court Justices, and fifty states, suddenly aren’t norms?

Executive orders are the real looming Constitutional Crisis

Joe Biden breaks Donald Trump's first week record with 22 executive orders, one of which has already been halted by the courts.  The increasing scope of executive orders is almost certain to provoke an honest-to-goodness crisis in the not too distant future, and yet next to no one is talking about the damage waiting to… Continue reading Executive orders are the real looming Constitutional Crisis

Five things we should have known before the election

From a vaccine to Hunter Biden with the Supreme Court in between, the world has changed in less than two months, what did the media know and when did they know it? It’s only been six weeks since the election, and yet new revelations have shifted the terms of the debate around some important topics. … Continue reading Five things we should have known before the election

Do the lockdowns have any limiting principle?

As the Supreme Court weighs in for the first time, it’s time to consider where the government’s ability to restrict basic freedoms begins and ends Late Wednesday afternoon, the Supreme Court ruled on government imposed COVID-19 regulations for the first time, striking down Governor Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions on religious worship.  Not surprisingly, in today’s coronavirus… Continue reading Do the lockdowns have any limiting principle?

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito finally states the obvious

How long can the government restrict your basic rights even in the middle of a pandemic? I'm now going to say something that I hope will not be twisted or misunderstood. But I have spent more than 20 years in Washington, so I'm not overly optimistic. In any event, here goes. The pandemic has resulted… Continue reading Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito finally states the obvious