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    Senator Orrin Hatch on Robert Bork's Legacy and Role of the Supreme Court

    Everyone ascending the steps of the National Archives building sees these words chiseled in stone: “Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty.” No one was more vigilant than Judge Robert Bork, who passed away in December, in courageously defending principles that make our liberty possible. In 1968, then a Yale … More

    A Victory Against Judicial Activism

    A recent decision by the federal district court for the District of Columbia highlights the importance of proper statutory interpretation and fidelity to the text of laws. Judicial activism comes in a variety of forms and is certainly not limited to the act of striking down a law, as some … More

    Morning Bell: Marching for Life

    Later today, hundreds of thousands of people will descend on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life. Crowds are expected to exceed last year’s 400,000 participants, to walk a now-familiar route to the steps of the Supreme Court to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the … More

    Filibuster Deal Restricts Senators' Rights to Debate Judicial Nominees

    This afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced a potential filibuster deal that, among other problematic provisions, limits post-cloture debate on federal district court nominees (and non-Cabinet-level officials). Senators currently have up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the merits of … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Religious Freedom Proclamation

    Did you know that yesterday was Religious Freedom Day in America? It didn’t get a lot of attention, since President Obama was busy signing executive orders, but he also put out a proclamation on religious freedom. “Because of the protections guaranteed by our Constitution, each of us has the right … More

    French Protest in Favor of Marriage

    French leaders, once poised to pass a same-sex marriage bill, are meeting opposition to their efforts. An estimated 350,000 proponents of marriage rallied near the Eiffel Tower last Sunday, urging the government to retain marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The protest was one of France’s … More

    Holmes: Can We Govern Ourselves?

    As The Heritage Foundation’s Kim Holmes asks in The Washington Times, is our capacity to govern ourselves disappearing? Today, the political process is jeered at as an exercise in futility—an endless, heated tangle of competing forces akin to Beltway traffic. Still, the genius (and threat) of government is that it … More

    Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day: Stand Up for Religious Freedom

    Saturday, January 5, is Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day—an opportunity for individuals and communities to support the company and its owners’ brave stand against the anti-conscience mandate’s assault on religious freedom. Unless the Green family, which founded and runs the company, violates its deeply held beliefs and gets in line with … More

    On the Death of Judge Robert Bork

    The world saw Judge Robert H. Bork, the public figure. He was in the public eye as a solicitor general, a circuit judge, and—most famously—as a nominee to the Supreme Court.  Those who knew him as a Yale Law School professor, an author, and a legal commentator would have had … More

    Heritage Mourns Loss of Judge Bork

    Former federal judge and Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork died this morning at the age of 85. Bork served as U.S. solicitor general and a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to serve on the Supreme … More