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Wouldn’t it be great if Gorsuch suddenly gets a fan base in the democrat party? Justice Neil Gorsuch dissented, arguing that historical evidence shows the practice is contrary to the original public understanding of the Fifth Amendment’s Double Jeopardy Clause. By parting company with all of his colleagues except Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gorsuch shows once […]

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John Marshall is one of the most consequential figures in the history of the United States, yet too little is known about him. In John Marshall : The Man Who Made The Supreme Court, journalist and author Richard Brookhiser seeks to help us know more about this man. In life Marshall was an unimposing character. Early […]

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My Dear Liberal/Progressive Friends…

 

A tiny bit of Constitutional mansplaining for you, because I think this needs to be made clear. The Constitution exists to protect me from you. It exists to protect you from me, as well. It exists to protect all of us from our very best intentions and their unintended consequences.

The Constitution exists to slow the pace of change, to make it hard to change the fundamental rules of our American coexistence. It isn’t impossible to change those rules, but the Constitution makes it something that requires extensive deliberation and broad consensus.

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