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The Lawlessness of Roy Moore

Both sides of my family hail from Alabama: my mother’s people from the coal mining country of Walker County in the north and the tiny burg of Union Springs farther south; my dad’s, from a speck of a cotton-mill town just east of Montgomery. Football has Always Been a Battlegr...

The Resurrection of Roy Moore

In his first job in the justice system, Roy Moore’s challenges to the local establishment effectively got him run out of town. It was the late 1970s, in Etowah County, in the northeastern part of Alabama. Moore, a young prosecutor, took it upon himself to convene a grand jury ...

Ted Cruz, Sex Toys, and the Constitution

Gage Skidmore / Flickr.comIn 2007 Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to reject a constitutional challenge to the state's ban on the sale of sex toys. "There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one's genitals for non-m...

Trump's pick for Army secretary withdraws his nomination

Mike Green, President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary, has withdrawn his nomination Friday amidst criticism over his controversial statements about Islam, transgender rights and gay marriage. "It is with deep regret today I am withdrawing my nomination to be the Secretary...

Suspended Alabama judge running for Senate

Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday announced his plans to run for Senate. "I'll stand for the rights and liberties of the people," Moore told reporters Wednesday at t...

Neil Gorsuch Is Not a Villain

Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is a brilliant, witty, handsome, eloquent, perfectly pedigreed judge. He is, to put it another way, an extraordinarily difficult jurist for D...

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