Check out Scotus Blog’s March Madness tournament: Make your picks here. I’m taking John Marshall all the way.
Article II of the United States Constitution states that the President: …shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and […]
This weekend court evangelical Paula White hosted a face-to-face event in Alpharetta, Georgia as part of the “Evangelicals for Trump” wing of the Trump 2020 campaign. Watch it here. Speakers included Jenetzen Franklin, Harry Jackson, Ralph Reed, Alveda King, Richard […]
At his July 3, 2020 speech at Mount Rushmore, Donald Trump said: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alEE-5Pk5DQ&w=560&h=315] More here. And here is the text of the executive order: By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws […]
What have Trump’s evangelicals been saying since our last update? Mike Pence’s nephew hosted a court evangelical conversation with Paula White, Johnnie Moore and Samuel Rodriguez. This is an event sponsored by the Trump campaign. Watch: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znrLg80dxjQ&w=560&h=315] At the 5:30 […]
Earlier today, I published two posts on yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on LGBTQ rights. The first post addressed the politics of the decision and what it means for white evangelical support for Donald Trump. The second post dealt with the […]
Here is J.L. Bell at Boston 1775: Last month Dennis Baron, a professor of English and linguistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, published an op-ed essay in the Washington Post on the language of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Two new databases of […]
Andrew Shankman, author of Original Intents: Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and the American Founding and the author of my favorite review of one of my books, says “not much.” Here is a taste of his piece at History News Network: President […]
Over at the blog of Oxford University Press, historian R.B. Bernstein reminds us that John Marshall, the man who many consider to be the most influential Supreme Court Justice in American history, was a so-called “lame-duck” appointment. Here is a […]
First he said that the Constitution was inspired by God. And now this. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igmkooD5Phg&w=560&h=315] Why does Ted Cruz invite Beck to speak at his rallies?
I always knew Scalia was a polarizing figure, but the hatred toward the man that I have been seeing on social media this week has been disheartening. These comments seem to go beyond just ideological difference. As a historian, I […]
Three thoughts: Political posturing was already taking place within minutes of the announcement of Scalia’s death. After the announcement of Scalia’s death a lot of liberals, glad to see the conservative judge dead, turned to social media to write very […]
Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg disagreed on just about everything, but they were very good friends. They would spend New Year’s Eve together. They took trips together. From all reports they really enjoyed one another’s company. I am guessing […]
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia will shape tonight’s GOP debate and will, of course, shape the rest of this presidential campaign. That almost goes without saying. I fully expect that tonight in Greenville, South Carolina the debaters will use […]
Jeffrey Toobin is on CNN right now predicting that Barack Obama will nominate Sri Srinivasan to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Srinivasan is an Obama appointee to the United States Court of Appeals for […]