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Vox Populi, Vox Impetu

The first constitutional test of the new era will be answered less by Donald Trump than by Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): namely, whether the congressional leadership delivers to the chief magistrate the news that Capitol Hill is not a subsidiary of the White House. At his non-lovefest with the press the other day,…

Higher Education and the American Soul: A Conversation with Peter Lawler

This edition of Liberty Law Talk is a conversation with Peter Lawler about his new position as editor of Modern…

The Vanished World of Martin Luther King

With today’s honoring of Martin Luther King, Jr. come new skirmishes in the turf war over his legacy. Tradition holds that…

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Mark L. Movsesian
St. John's University Law School

Helping Mideast Christians

In my last post, I described some of the reasons why Mideast Christians face persecution…

No Justice, No Peace

In my last post, I briefly introduced the different communions that make up Mideast Christianity…

The Complicated Political History of Mideast Christians

In my first post, I described the terrible conditions facing Mideast Christians today. I’d now…

John O. McGinnis
Northwestern University School of Law

The Multiple Personas of the Monarch and the President

Netflix has produced a new series, called The Crown, about the reign of Elizabeth II.…

Our Laws Should Encourage Business Leaders to Become Cabinet Secretaries

One of the best disruptions of Donald Trump has been his decision to nominate many…

Filibusters Will Not Prevent Trump from Filling the Scalia Seat

There is much to be said in favor of a supermajority rule for confirming Supreme…

Mike Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law

Radical and Moderate Originalism

Here I want to draw a distinction between two types of originalism: between a radical…

New Methods for Assessing Possible Nominees to the Supreme Court

To state the obvious, the Supreme Court is extremely important.  After years of Repubican Presidents…

The Foreign Emoluments Clause II: Inferences from the Interpretive Rules

In my previous post concerning the Foreign Emoluments Clause, I provided evidence from Rob Natelson…

Liberty Law Forum

1912 Republican National Convention in Chicago

The Future of Political Parties

Anyone witnessing the bellicose 2016 campaign would be hard pressed to envision a bright future for American political parties. American politics appears to be shaped currently by the paradoxical relationship between the decline of party organizations and angry partisanship—an unfiltered partisanship without parties, if you will, that has given rise to a contest between political…

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Partisanship, Parties, and the Snake that Eats Its Own Tail

Sidney Milkis represents the finest tradition of American political science. His research on the presidency and the parties has always been topnotch, and his broad understanding of political history gives his analysis of contemporary affairs special weight. Best of all, the University of Virginia’s White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics is interested in the big…

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