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Constitutional Law

22 Jan

The civil liberties price of air travel

  Bill of Rights (from the public domain) Off come the shoes. Out come the lotions. Then come the line for those randomly-selected for a choice of invasive x-rays or invasive patdowns, and the line for those listed for always requiring enhanced security screening. That is what awaits people departing domestically and internationally from...

03 May

Missing Justices Brennan and Marshall

Death penalty: Always unjust I always will miss late Supreme Court Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall. In the death penalty arena, the two opposed the death penalty in every Supreme Court opinion that I read on capital punishment, starting from the 1970's. When the rest of the...