Articles by Edward J. Erler

The American Founding’s High-Minded Purposes

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The Font of the Constitution’s Authority

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The People’s Sovereignty Is the Foundation of Constitutional Law

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Don’t Read the Constitution the Way Robert Bork Did

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Trump, Immigration, and the Post-Constitutional Temptation

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Should We Embrace the “Inevitable Reality” of Terrorism?

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The Supreme Court Plays Fast and Loose with the Eighth Amendment

Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling represents another victory for Progressive liberalism’s “post-constitutionalism.” The case, Moore v. Texas, affirmed prior holdings that mentally challenged individuals cannot be subjected to the death penalty without violating the Eighth Amendment’s ban on “cruel and unusual punishment.” The case involved a death penalty case from Texas involving a conviction for murder […]

Constitutional Buffoonery from the Federal District Courts

The temporary nationwide injunctions placed on President Trump’s most recent executive order, issued March 6 (“Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”) by two federal district courts are the latest skirmishes in progressive liberalism’s war against the idea of the sovereign nation-state and the exclusive citizenship that attaches to “separate and […]