Dec 12

A Christmas (or is it holiday?) carol



Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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Prompted by fears of constitutional heresy, my son’s school had concluded that in order to satisfy the First Amendment, they needed to either trivialize religion, trivialize music, or both.



Dec 5

Is economic turmoil creating a “democracy gap”?



Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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The clear, underlying message is that politicians elected by the people cannot be trusted with making unpopular decisions.



Dec 1

Remembering Lenny Bruce and a First Amendment controversy



Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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Wherever Bruce performed, the police followed, but prosecuting obscenity – particularly obscenity in the form of words – has always been difficult.



Nov 21

To have and to hold; to enforce, but not defend … the partisan clash over the Defense of Marriage Act



Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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DOMA stands a good chance of stirring the 2012 presidential election campaign.



Nov 14

Struggling Europe’s mistake was constitutional



Posted 2 years, 5 months ago.

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The disaster the European Union now faces was foretold in its origins.