Tag: American Law

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In the wake of Bostock v. Clayton County, in which the Supreme Court held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is necessarily sex-based, a number of conservative legal thinkers have unsheathed rather sharp swords against Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices, past and present. The arguments vary but generally boil down to dissatisfaction with textualism and […]

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Perhaps I’ve just seen too many movies, but I thought American legal tradition held that a spouse cannot be compelled to testify. A federal judge has just ruled otherwise.  I presumed that this protection was an extension of the legal right against self-incriminating testimony. Western legal codes, probably based on the Christian tradition of considering […]

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