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The Measure of Remembrance: The Declaration of Independence and the American Future

Editor's note: This Fourth of July oration was first delivered by G. M. Curtis III on July 1, 1989 in Lone Mountain, Montana, for a conference on American citizenship. As an American historian and as an American citizen who looks forward to the 21st. century, I place great stock in John Adams's early 19th. century exhortation…

The Declaration’s Principles of Politics

Last year I penned an analysis and something of a paean to the Declaration of Independence.  Perhaps a follow-up is…

Confederate Flag-Waving at the Supreme Court

“I understand you are preparing to celebrate the ‘Fourth,’ tomorrow week. What for?” —Abraham Lincoln's words to the people of Springfield…

From the Blog

Mike Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law

It’s the Kennedy Court

There have been a number of recent reports on how and why the Supreme Court…

My Reactions to King v. Burwell

I am a strong opponent of Obamacare.  But once I realized that a decision in…

Departmentalism versus Judicial Supremacy – Part IV: The Argument Based on the Constitution Being a New System

In my last post, I noted that the advocates of departmentalism do not rely on…

John O. McGinnis
Northwestern University School of Law

Uniting the Court’s Adherents of the Rule of Law

The story of this term has been a united block of the left on the…

The Incautious Justice Kennedy

While many have celebrated the result in Obergefell v. Hodges, fewer have praised the craftsmanship…

The Sharing Economy versus the Centralized State

Taxi drivers in France rioted yesterday to prevent Uber from competing with them.  They attacked…

Mark Pulliam
Attorney

Post-Modern Creative Destruction

My last post ended with a glancing reference to Joseph Schumpeter, and a teaser for…

Guardians of the New Class

Those of us who believe in the rule of law and limited government are understandably…

Overdue for Strict Scrutiny: Race Preferences and Cronyism at the University of Texas

Ironies abound in the long-running affirmative action case of Fisher v. University of Texas at…

Liberty Law Forum

MADISON, WI - MARCH 12:  Thousands of demonstrators protest outside the Wisconsin State Capitol March 12, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Organizers were expecting 200 thousand participants to attend the rally to voice their opposition to Governor Scott Walker public sector union reforms.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Is It Curtains for Mandatory Public Sector Union Dues?

In America’s experiment with unionized government, 2005 was a watershed year. California was then in the second year of the Age of Arnold. Elected on a pledge to put the Golden State’s dysfunctional fiscal house in order, Governor Schwarzenegger terminated the car tax on his first day in office. In his first year, the Republican and…

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