• The Supreme Court's Bar Membership Is Not "Shrouded in Secrecy."

    The Georgetown Policy Review published an essay by Henry Baumgarten titled, “Open the Bar: Toward Greater Supreme Court Transparency.” It begins: The United States Supreme Court conceals the names of lawyers that belong to the Supreme Court Bar. This lack of transparency is unusual and raises multiple concerns. If the Supreme Court fails to follow the […]

  • President Obama's Memoir Includes Virtually Nothing About the Supreme Court (Update)

    I purchased the kindle of President Obama’s new memoir, A Promised Land. [Update: This memoir only captures his presidency through 2011. I removed references to the absence of any discussion of cases decided after 2011]. As part of research for my own book project, I searched for several key words. “Court,” “Justice,” and the names […]

  • Joe Biden Should Think Twice About Cracking Down on Meat-Processing Plants

    President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will likely ramp up regulation of meatpackers after Covid-19 outbreaks spread through many of the nation’s biggest processing plants, USA Today reported this week. While these facilities have not managed COVID-19 well, any new regulations will likely have unintended consequences. As I explained in a May article on COVID-19 outbreaks at meat […]

  • Today in Supreme Court History: November 28, 1872

    11/28/1872: Justice Samuel Nelson resigns. Justice Samuel Nelson

  • Pandemic Rules Are Only for the Little People 

    The defining moment in the “rules for thee but not for me” ethos of the ruling class during the COVID-19 pandemic may have come when Neil Ferguson, the epidemiologist behind Britain’s lockdown policy, met with his married girlfriend in defiance of the restrictions he promoted. Eager to threaten the common people with penalties if they […]

  • What A Biden Administration Means For Border Security

    What A Biden Administration Means For Border Security Tyler Durden Sat, 11/28/2020 – 00:00 Authored by Chris Farrell via The Gatestone Institute, A Biden administration means two dramatic and dangerous reversals on Trump policies that will endanger the American public: 1. Termination of President Trump’s signature 2016 campaign issue — The Wall; and 2. Loosening […]

  • How US Presidents Rank For Clemency

    How US Presidents Rank For Clemency Tyler Durden Fri, 11/27/2020 – 23:30 President Trump has granted a pardon to his former national security advisor Michael Flynn in a rare act of clemency. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian officials and he was fired after just 23 days on the […]