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Bruce Ledewitz

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Mr. Justice Breyer, Thank you for your service. Now please retire | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - July 22, 2021

Breyer will not change the law by remaining on the court. But he might do so by resigning.

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Yes, Allegheny Co. DA Zappala should resign or be impeached. No, he shouldn’t be the target of legal discipline | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - July 9, 2021

Even if you think Zappala should stay in office, you should still want that decision to rest with the political branches of government.

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We are all Jews now. To fight anti-semitism, it’s time to don a Kippah | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - June 23, 2021

Anti-Semitism threatens us all. We are all Jews. And we must show solidarity - here's an easy way to do that.

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We never needed a Jan. 6 Commission. We need a Nov. 3 Commission. This is why | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - June 9, 2021

We know what caused the insurrection. What we need to do is convince millions of Americans that the election was not stolen from Donald Trump.

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Those constitutional amendments were aimed at the Pa. Supreme Court as much as they were at Wolf | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - May 26, 2021

The state Supreme Court, not the executive, is the branch of government that is out of control.

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A closer look at Pa.’s fraught 2021 ballot questions | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - May 12, 2021

With any luck, Pennsylvanians concerned to restore balance in the separation-of-powers will vote to amend Art. III Section 9 by voting yes on Question 1, but vote against adding a baroque process to Art. IV by voting no on Question 2.

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America won’t find God. But we might find something else | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - May 4, 2021

We can’t and won’t all find God. But we can reconnect with each other within a beneficent universe.

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There’s a pro-abortion rights case to be made for keeping the Hyde Amendment | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - April 22, 2021

The elimination of the Hyde Amendment would energize and radicalize the anti-abortion movement.

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What to do about the coming crisis in the Rule of Law | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - April 8, 2021

The view that judges are partisan and will rule for their side if they can is the opposite of the promise of the rule of law.

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Learning to love one-party rule: A Beginner’s Guide | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - March 24, 2021

In a hyper-partisan time like ours, one-party rule means that things can get done. It also fosters competition between the parties.

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Lawmakers, Wolf need to clarify Pa.’s mail-in voting law before 2022 | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - March 9, 2021

One thing we know: We don’t want another round of post-election litigation in 2022, like the long list of cases that were filed in 2020.

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We have to defeat the myth of the stolen election. We risk destroying our democracy if we don’t | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - February 24, 2021

The Nazis used the myth that the Germany had been 'stabbed in the back' during World War I to destroy the Weimar Republic. We risk a similar fate if we don't act now.