In The News
by Judge Timothy K. Lewis Nineteen years ago, in the fall of 1992, I was nominated by President George H. W. Bush for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. My confirmation hearing lasted one hour. In fact, I had no time to prepare for it. As a federal… [Continue Reading]
A presidential address to a joint session of Congress can change the course of history.
The legislative process created by the Constitution is based on majority rule. But constitutional ideals are not always backed up by constitutional mandates.
Congress is back from recess today. See how their summer stacks up against a famous summer long ago.
European leaders, concerned about the growing fiscal crisis on that continent are examining the structure of the European Union, specifically the constitutional provision requiring decisions on many issues of importance to be determined by a unanimous vote of the member nations. That repeats the mistake of America’s first governing document, the Articles of Confederation, that… [Continue Reading]