Conservative Legal Movement Moves Steadily Left

By sebastien lebrigand from crépy en valois, FRANCE [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. In The Devil’s Advocate, an otherwise forgettable movie, Al Pacino, playing Satan in human form, asks the protagonist: “Who in their right mind . . . could possibly deny the 20th century was entirely mine?” One might ask

We’d Never Pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act Today

  Congress would never pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 today. There would be no need. And therein lies the root of the deepening crisis facing the republic.   The Civil Rights Act was a major expansion and clarification of civil rights law in the United States and as such touched on core constitutional