Muscogee (Creek) Nation (Amanda Rutland:Muscogee Nation:ZUMA Press:Newscom)

US Supreme Court rules half of Oklahoma is Native American land

by eCommunicator The ruling means that some tribe members found guilty in state courts for offenses committed on the land at issue can now challenge their convictions. Justice Neil Gorsuch, a conservative appointed by President Donald Trump, sided with the court’s four liberals and also wrote the opinion. He referred […]

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Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (Images AP/Alex Brandon)

Why Did This Happen?

by Robert B. Greving What if we treated the issue of race in our criminal justice system as we do in our medical system? That is, not as a cause but as an index. What do I mean? Statistics in the criminal justice system show that blacks are more likely […]

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Women hold signs during a protest against recently passed abortion ban bills at the Georgia State Capitol building, in Atlanta, May 21, 2019 (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

COVID-19 and the First Amendment

by Fr. Mario Alexis Portella Edmund Burke once said, “People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.” By the […]

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The ‘Blob’ Strikes Back

by Daniel Larison A recent defense of the foreign policy establishment is no more successful than the policies its authors supported. If America’s adversaries were made of strawmen, the defenders of the foreign policy “Blob” would have a foolproof strategy for defeating them. Unfortunately, a recent defense of the U.S. […]

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Religious oppression (Cartoonist Eideard)

In Defense of ‘Common Good Constitutionalism’

by Jonathan Culbreath Professor at Harvard Law School, Adrian Vermeule, argued in favor of theocracy. On March 31, The Atlantic published an important essay by Adrian Vermeule, a Catholic professor of constitutional law at Harvard University, entitled “Beyond Originalism,” igniting a firestorm of controversy within the internet world of legal […]

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