Corpus Juris Vol. II

From First Thoughts

Here are this week’s must-reads from the blawgosphere: Ed Whelan explains why Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Senate confirmation process was a ” political triumph of judicial conservatism .”  Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is apparently no fan of states . . . . Continue Reading »

Corpus Juris Vol. I

From First Thoughts

For some time now, I’ve been meaning to do a weekly round up of interesting law-related articles that I stumble across in the blawgosphere. So, with that brief introduction, here is my first installment of “Corpus Juris”: Is the Health Care Reform Bill Unconstitutional? . . . . Continue Reading »

“The Other Catholic Higher Education”

From First Thoughts

Professor Gerard V. Bradley has an interesting and thoughtful piece up today over at NRO , in which he laments the demise of numerous Catholic colleges/universities and encourages Catholics to bring the faith to secular schools (where the vast majority of Catholics are now being educated): We . . . . Continue Reading »

Law Geek Manna from Heaven

From First Thoughts

If you’re a law nerd, you will thoroughly enjoy John P. Elwood’s brilliant and irreverent article, “ What were they thinking?: The Supreme Court in Revue, October Term 2008 ,” which appears in the most recent issue of The Green Bag . Here’s a taste of Elwood’s biting . . . . Continue Reading »

Catholic Answers v. IRS

From First Thoughts

The popular apologetics organization, Catholic Answers, is suing the IRS for intimidating churches and other non-profit groups into remaining silent on controversial social issues like abortion and embryonic stem cell research . You can read more about the lawsuit here . . . . . Continue Reading »