Opinion

Court Packing Is a Dangerous Game

Court Packing Is a Dangerous Game

The intimidation game has begun. President Biden announced last Friday the formation of a commission on reforming the Supreme Court, and Democrats in the House and Senate responded on Wednesday by announcing that a bill to add four justices to the high court is...

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Biden Lets Slip the Dogs of Regulation

Biden Lets Slip the Dogs of Regulation

The first month of President Biden’s administration began with nearly two-score shots across the bow signaling the continued strength of the Leviathan state. In his first days in office, the new President issued 37 executive orders (EOs), more than the Trump and Obama...

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Court Packing Is a Dangerous Game

The Constitution Can Crack Section 230

Section numbers of federal statutes rarely stir the soul, but one of them, 230, stirs up much fear, for it has seemed to justify censorship. Relying on it, tech companies including Google and Twitter increasingly pull the plug on disfavored posts, websites and even...

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Out of the Separation-of-Powers Frying Pan and Into the Nondelegation Fire: How the Court’s Decision in Seila Law Makes CFPB’s Unlawful Structure Even Worse

Out of the Separation-of-Powers Frying Pan and Into the Nondelegation Fire: How the Court’s Decision in Seila Law Makes CFPB’s Unlawful Structure Even Worse

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 29, 2020 decision in Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fixed a glaring constitutional defect in the way Congress structured the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau). “[D]eviat[ing] from the structure...

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When The Wolf At The Door Is Your Governor

When The Wolf At The Door Is Your Governor

The novel coronavirus pandemic has many Americans struggling to keep the wolf from the door of their homes and businesses. For Pennsylvanians, the threat has become all the more menacing, because the wolf at their doors is the governor—and the state supreme court just...

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Baker usurping the role of Legislature

Baker usurping the role of Legislature

The Governor's Executive Order shutting down “non-essential” businesses and organizations has been in place since March 24. While Gov. Charlie Baker has modified the order and eased some of his restrictions, that doesn’t legitimize them. His orders are not laws passed...

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Court Packing Is a Dangerous Game

How My Joke on Twitter Became a Federal Case

I’m under federal investigation for making a joke on Twitter. In June 2019, employees at the left-liberal Vox Media Inc. walked off the job demanding a new collective bargaining agreement. As the publisher of a conservative website, the Federalist, I found the clash...

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