Governors Rendell and Whitman on Election 2012: It’s been a shameful clown show

Last night at the National Constitution Center, former Governors Ed Rendell and Christine Todd Whitman offered contrasting perspectives and firsthand knowledge of Election 2012′s key players and issues.

Why “‘We the People’ Loses Appeal” misses the point

I like Adam Liptak a lot—in fact, he and my brother were classmates at Yale Law School, during my first three years on the faculty there. But I think Liptak’s article in The New York Times this week, in which he argued that the United States Constitution’s global influence is declining, is off base.

California’s gay marriage ban nullified

In a historic ruling, but one that the judges insisted was narrow in scope, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday nullified California’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, finding “Proposition 8” amounted to a form of unconstitutional discrimination against a “disfavored” group.