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U.S. Senator Roman Hruska, despite his patrician-sounding name, is most famous for his praise of the common man. Hruska, a Nebraska Republican, made the following remark on behalf of Judge Harrold Carswell’s 1970 nomination to the Supreme Court: Even if he were mediocre, there are a...

Gordon Lloyd and Steve Ealy provide considerable material to ponder. The gist of their argument seems to be that rather than a Progressive political culture centered on quadrennial presidential elections and a governmental system featuring a considerable policy-making authority for both the president and the...

Two prison employees were killed and several others injured Thursday during an attempted escape at North Carolina’s Pasquotank Correctional Institution, the Charlotte Observer reports. The attempted breakout began around 3 p.m. when inmates set a fire in the prison’s sewing plant, where about 30 inmates...

Proponents of “living constitutionalism” or other non-originalist theories of constitutional law sometimes argue that our now 230-year-old Constitution wasn’t designed for current social conditions. Prevailing attitudes on a variety of subjects have changed dramatically since 1787, critics of originalism say. Judges must be allowed to...