I’ve enjoyed our recent discussions on the nature of rights and laws, as they’ve gotten me considering old topics in a new light. New wine in old skins, or old wine in new skins, something like that. (Does that metaphor… Continue Reading
Via LoOG regular Mr. Gregniak: Virginia’s House of Delegates has just passed a fetal personhood law. Virginia’s Foolish Personhood Law DOUG MATACONIS · SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012 · Virginia’s legislature was very busy last week. Not only did they pass… Continue Reading
To those of you who think that all law is mere convention, consider engaging Tim Sandefur’s well-presented defense of the Substantive Due Process doctrine over at Cato Unbound. Here’s Tim’s response to Larry Rosenthal (my First Amendment professor at Chapman… Continue Reading
To me, these days, any artist whose work has a resemblance to its actual real-life subject is “conservative,” so too any artist whose sense of beauty corresponds to what is considered beautiful in real life regardless of context. Above, Beth… Continue Reading
In light of some of the responses to the League’s constitutional convention on the main page, I’ve been doing some thinking on the subject of so-called positive rights and want to take the pulse of readers here. To those of… Continue Reading
HT: John Fea.
A new study by David S. Law and Mila Versteeg concludes that the world’s democracies are no longer emulating the U.S. Constitution, and are instead resorting to other templates that guarantee more “generic building blocks of global rights constitutionalism,” including… Continue Reading
…Come hear Ed Whelan of NRO’s Bench Memos speak on the judicial nomination and confirmation process. Hosted by the Orange County Federalist Society. Details here.