3:00 PM, Apr 3, 2012 • By ADAM J. WHITE
Not even a full year into President Obama's first term, Politico observed that he had reached the point of caricature in using the term "unprecedented" to describe basically anything that occurs during his presidency. By now, Americans have learned to shrug off his use of this rhetorical tick.
7:20 PM, Mar 26, 2012 • By ADAM J. WHITE
The solicitor general had an interesting morning. He argued before the Supreme Court's nine justices that Obamacare's individual mandate isn't a "tax"—even though he'll argue tomorrow that the mandate is a "tax." And then the government's top litigator invoked the possibility of incompetent government litigators as a reason to reject an argument raised by the plaintiffs
Welcome to the Supreme Court's review of Obamacare. One day down, two more to go.
But will the case be heard by 8 justices, or 9?10:12 AM, Nov 15, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a challenge to the Obamacare ruling issued by a 3-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
11:01 AM, Oct 30, 2011 • By WILLIAM C. MARRA
When Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu suffered concussion-like symptoms in a recent NFL game, he did what any decent husband might do: He walked to the sideline and called his wife Theodora to tell her he was fine. Polamalu, like so many football players, has a long history of concussions, so surely his wife would have been relieved to hear from her husband.
12:28 PM, May 16, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Indiana state supreme court justice Steven David, a recent appointee of Governor Mitch Daniels, authored a 3-2 opinion that openly admits to overturning several centuries of common law understanding. At issue was this question: If police officers attempt to unlawfully enter the home of a free citizen, does that citizen have the right to resist them?
The trouble with lawyers begins in the law schools.Mar 28, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 27 • By GEORGE LEEF
Schools for Misrule
Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America
by Walter Olson
The ACLU and CCR team up ... to hinder the war effort. 5:56 AM, Aug 31, 2010 • By ADAM J. WHITE
Legal activist groups filed an extraordinary lawsuit yesterday to prevent the U.S. military and CIA from undertaking the "targeted killing" of persons suspected of posing a terrorist threat to the U.S.
Virginia's attorney general on immigration enforcement.4:07 PM, Aug 3, 2010 • By ADAM J. WHITE
According to the Washington Examiner, Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli has issued a formal opinion recognizing that state and local law enforcement officers have authority to "inquire into the immigration status of persons stopped or arrested."
A review.12:00 AM, Aug 3, 2010 • By ADAM J. WHITE
Amid the controversy arising from the federal district court's decision to strike down portions of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070, one must keep in mind the fact that the case is at its most preliminary stage.
The administration will have a tough time making its case against Arizona's immigration law.2:00 AM, Jul 9, 2010 • By ADAM J. WHITE
A federal lawsuit is never a laughing matter – especially when the U.S. Department of Justice signs the complaint. But the Obama administration's complaint against Arizona faces serious obstacles in the federal courts.
Like our own constitution, international law is not a suicide pact.10:20 AM, Jun 4, 2010 • By GABRIEL SCHOENFELD
Is the conflict between Israel and Hamas-ruled Gaza between two belligerents, or is Israel facing an internal insurgency? The distinction is important for evaluating the legality of the blockade that Israel is determined to enforce to stop Hamas from receiving arms from countries like Iran, determined to wipe it from the map.
12:17 PM, Apr 10, 2010 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
In light of Erin Sheley's appreciation of William Stuntz in this week's issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, readers might be interested in the (if I may say so, terrific) articles Stuntz has published in this magazine. They all have intrinsic merit, but the first two were also of some historic importance—they were passed around at the White House, were read (we’re told) by President Bush, and helped make the case for the surge in Iraq.
Will We Choose to Win in Iraq
September 4, 2006
Doubling Down in Iraq
November 20, 2006
Obama misunderstands his constitutional role.Feb 15, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 21 • By JOHN YOO
Democratic postmortems on Barack Obama’s disappointing first year in the Oval Office have emphasized, as the president himself did, difficulties inherited from “the last eight years.” Republicans, for their part, credit public opposition to Obama’s overreaching policies. But a full explanation goes much deeper. Obama is failing because he has turned the constitutional functions of the presidency upside down.