Bruce Ledewitz

Bruce Ledewitz

Opinion contributor Bruce Ledewitz teaches constitutional law at Duquesne University Law School in Pittsburgh. His work appears biweekly on the Capital-Star’s Commentary Page. Listen to his podcast, “Bends Toward Justice” here. His latest book, “The Universe Is On Our Side: Restoring Faith in American Public Life,” is out now. His opinions do not represent the position of Duquesne University Law School.


Yes, we still need the Constitution | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - September 25, 2019

The shape of history is not an empirical question. It is impervious to data. It is a matter of faith. And the choice we make will dictate our politics.


Nationalism is atheism. America was born of a grander vision | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - September 13, 2019

The irony of the new nationalism is that America was founded on the notion of exceptionalism, but not in the narrow sense that white nationalists intend.


Why the Dems’ path to the White House will run through Erie in 2020 | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - August 28, 2019

To retake the White House, Democrats must create a diverse working-class coalition that appeals to people from all backgrounds


Our crisis of mass shootings is a national spiritual crisis | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - August 11, 2019

Mass shootings are just one visible manifestation our anger and frustration.  In other words, if you are angry about politics, you are part of the problem.


SCOTUS Gerrymandering case: Roberts didn’t defend constitutional democracy | Bruce Ledewitz

By: - July 2, 2019

Now that Roberts has removed every judicial restraint, even politicians who would like to do the right thing, will likely give in to the demands of their base. They will have no threat of lawsuits to hide behind.