Desperate Hours in Florida

In the 1955 crime drama “The Desperate Hours,” a businessman and his family are taken hostage by a gang of escaped convicts. A struggle of wills and of wits ensues, with the businessman (Fredric March) and the lead convict (Humphrey Bogart, in the last of his great gangster roles) each striving to secure

By | 2018-03-26T10:24:17+00:00 March 26th, 2018|

To Restore Free Speech, Discipline is Necessary

Some students at Kennesaw State University outside Atlanta have filed a lawsuit against the university, and for a very good reason. They are members of the Young Americans for Freedom, and they allege they’re the victims of discriminatory treatment by the administration. The facts aren’t complicated. The group invited Katie Pavlich to visit

By | 2018-03-20T15:19:24+00:00 March 20th, 2018|

Contraceptive Ruling Shows Breathtaking Judicial Arrogance

In a mostly unnoticed manner, lower federal courts are actively blocking President Trump’s agenda. National injunctions, a once-rare legal practice, are now almost de rigeur among lower court judges; a way to gain national attention by using regional cases to bind the hands of the executive. It is a national injunction that is

By | 2018-03-18T12:12:16+00:00 March 18th, 2018|

California Suit: Criminal Illegals and Why Democrats Protect Them

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is suing California for “sanctuary laws” he says protect criminal illegals. True to form, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff apparently tipped off hundreds of illegals—including one convicted for sodomizing a drugged victim and another convicted for armed robbery—ahead of a recent sweep by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. In

By | 2018-03-15T00:39:44+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

‘The Very Definition of Tyranny’: National Injunctions

In the American justice system, judges have two fundamental duties. The first is to interpret the Constitution, and police the structures of government. The second is to assess statutory laws—specifically their construction and application—against what the Constitution allows. Nowhere in the solemn oath they take are judges tasked with casting value judgments on

By | 2018-03-11T13:33:41+00:00 March 11th, 2018|

Trump Enforces Immigration Law

Americans could view immigration policy three ways: Through the lens of a citizen, a client, or a consumer. First, there is the small r-republican view of immigration through the lens of citizenship. Second, there is the progressive view of immigration which passes through the lens of identity politics. What matters is not an

By | 2018-02-28T14:38:08+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Schiff Losing the Memo Wars

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) launched the third salvo in the “Great Memo Wars” over the weekend, and after overshooting his target, it’s apparent that the Democrats either didn’t know what they were doing when they released their rebuttal memo on so-called "Russian collusion," or they were again seeking to create confusion or

By | 2018-02-28T14:22:56+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Equal Justice Under Law: ‘Well, We’re Waiting’

Atop the entrance to the United States Supreme Court is engraved a solemn promise for every American to see: “Equal Justice Under Law.” Unconscionably, it is a promise that historically was broken with respect to many Americans, whose unjust treatment is rightly recorded and recounted as a reminder that, where the rights of

By | 2018-02-27T14:16:23+00:00 February 27th, 2018|

When Seconds Count, Police Under No Legal Obligation To Act

As with many hot-button issues, Americans are sharply divided over Second Amendment rights. Liberals argue that only trained police officers should be armed and citizens should rely on them for protection. Observers from the Right counter that a trained “good guy with a gun” could limit the number of casualties in the critical

By | 2018-02-27T13:40:36+00:00 February 27th, 2018|