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COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

One nation under who? Inside the trust gap that’s splitting the nation | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 16, 2021

We knew we were polarized. New polling data illustrates the stark differences.

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The Supreme Court’s free speech verdict in Pa. cheerleader case won’t help declining civil discourse | Opinion

BY: - June 28, 2021

As knowledge about the First Amendment has waned, so has training in this fundamental constitutional right.

College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA dispute

BY: - June 21, 2021

The 9-0 decision in NCAA v. Alston was delivered by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who said the college athletics body is not exempt from antitrust law.

‘A sad loss for Philadelphians’: LGBTQ advocates react to Supreme Court ruling in Philly foster case

BY: - June 19, 2021

"Our tax dollars should be dedicated to securing good homes for these kids, not discriminating against those who want to help," one advocate said.

U.S. Supreme Court rules against Philadelphia in foster parents case

BY: - June 17, 2021

The ruling was "a blow to children and families in the foster care system within the city of Philadelphia," one LGBTQ advocacy group said Thursday.

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Roe v. Wade gave people who can get pregnant a choice about having children. Here’s how that changed their lives | Opinion

BY: - May 21, 2021

Roe v. Wade greatly improved the lives of generations of women across the U.S. in the last decades of the 20th century and early in the 21st.

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This is Amy Coney Barrett’s supreme conflict of interest | Dick Polman

BY: - May 3, 2021

It’s hard these days to keep track of all the decrepitude in public life, so forgive me if I highlight some new sleaze that has likely escaped your notice.

COMMENTARY

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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US Constitution

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.

COMMENTARY

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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How a Pa. case may impact what public school students all over the country can – and can’t – say on social media | Opinion

BY: - March 3, 2021

Can schools discipline students for remarks made online? The answer is not entirely clear.