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    The Supreme Court Refurbishes the First Amendment in Arizona

    The Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, issued an outstanding decision today (PDF) properly applying the First Amendment when it struck down as unconstitutional Arizona’s public financing system for political candidates.  There is no doubt that Roberts and the four justices who joined him in the majority opinion … More

    Yes, Virginia, Supporting Terrorists IS a Crime

    On June 21, in Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the painfully obvious – that providing material support to terrorists is a crime and that Congress’ saying so is not a violation of the Constitution.  That it took more than 10 years to reach this conclusion, and … More

    We Know Stevens, But What Do We Really Know About Kagan?

    Many who advocate for the appointment of originalist judges believe that the Court will not be worse off when Justice John Paul Stevens is replaced.  After all, who could possibly be more of a liberal activist than the leader of the Court’s liberal bloc, Justice Stevens? This mode of thinking … More

    Elena Kagan, Mystery Nominee

    Elena Kagan is an enigma as a Supreme Court Justice nominee: her practice record is slender, and her publications are few and far between. In the latest Heritage in Focus podcast, senior legal fellow Robert Alt discusses what we know about Kagan, and how her views could shape constitutional litigation … More