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The petition of the day is: Turner v. Pidgeon 17-424 Issue: Whether the Supreme Court of Texas correctly decided that Obergefell v. Hodges and Pavan v. Smith “did not hold that states must provide the same publicly funded benefits to all married persons,” regardless of whether their marriages...

Mark Lilla is always worth reading, even if he is not always convincing. His latest book makes a straightforward argument that can be reproduced in a syllogism: The Democratic Party is the only hope for America; identity politics is tearing the Democratic Party apart; therefore...

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...