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John Dickinson believed the passions could be the source of evil, but “[d]uly governed, they produce happiness.” Indeed, “[t]he due regulation of the affections [emotions] is the perfection [completion] of man’s character.” One achieved “due regulation” through well-structured societal institutions, including constitutional institutions: “The best...

The aging population of America’s prisons adds renewed urgency to efforts to provide continuing health care services to the hundreds of thousands of individuals who are released from state incarceration each year, according to Pew Charitable Trusts. A nationwide Pew study released Wednesday found dramatic variation...

Briefly: At Lawfare, Anthony Bellia and Bradford Clark, the authors of scholarship cited by Justice Neil Gorsuch during last week’s oral argument in Jesner v. Arab Bank, which asks whether corporations are liable under the Alien Tort Statute, point out that the court has never considered...

Editor’s note: David Deavel, editor of St. Thomas University’s quarterly, Logos, invited me to contribute an essay on Orestes Brownson‘s remarkable defense of religious liberty in his 1864 essay “Civil and Religious Freedom.” Posted below is a modified version of my essay published in the...

The petition of the day is: Recycle for Change v. City of Oakland, California 17-431 Issue: Whether a regulation is content-based for purposes of the First Amendment when it only applies to unattended receptacles that solicit donations or collections. The post Petition of the day appeared first on SCOTUSblog....