Memo to all lawyers: Never cite the Dred Scott case approvingly. Ever.
With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the battle shaping up over whether Barack Obama should appoint his successor, I decided to jump in with my list of the three worst Supreme Court Justices of all-time (in chronological order).
The Black Lives Matter movement is a relatively recent movement, but the problem that it seeks to address is one that is as old as America's history. This is something that really does not get addressed as often as it should be, which is one of the reasons why I appreciated my brief discussion with Gordon about the fate of Mario Abraham.
Dred Scott, Substantive Due Process, and the Logic of Natural Rights: A Further Reply to Matthew Franck
Perhaps nothing has damaged the reputation of "substantive due process" more than that doctrine's association with Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) -- the infamous decision holding that Congress lacked the power to ban slavery in federal territories and blacks had no rights under the Constitution that whites were bound to respect.
Whatever the nation decides to do about immigration, it cannot take away American citizenship from those people who were born here, even if their parents are undocumented. Such children are natural born citizens, or birthright citizens.
The GOP presidential hopeful wants citizens to disobey the Supreme Court ruling.
Do we have three co-equal branches of government, or does the judiciary occupy second-class status?
The candidate has visited more than 300 towns in South Dakota as he attempts to raise his profile in the race to succeed
I want what every mother wants, what Trayvon Martin's parents wanted -- for my children to be safe. I want to not have to stay up at night wondering if they might fall prey to racial profiling or stereotyping that could hurt their hearts or, worse yet, take freedom or their very lives.
It would seem that Scalia is determined to mount a campaign designed to do everything possible to undermine our faith in the Supreme Court. His radicalism, irrationality and extremism threaten the credibility of the most important anchor in our three-branch government.
Markey has remained a staunch opponent of the sort of unfettered influence encouraged by Citizens United and super PACs, however