We the People – 9/29

Through the mists of time: Origins of the right to privacy By David Adler The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the 1965 case of Griswold v. Connecticut established the right to privacy as a fixed star in our constitutional constellation and, in the process,...

We the People – 9/22

Through the mists of time: Origins of the right to privacy By David Adler Although not mentioned in the Constitution, the right to privacy has been invoked by its enormous following as thoroughly American and indispensable to our conception of liberty and freedom. ...

We the People – 9/15

John Marshall and the Need for Judicial Transparency By David Adler Whatever you think about the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial, 5-4 midnight ruling on the Texas statute forbidding most abortions in the state, one thing is clear: the Court bears, in the name of...

We the People – 9/1

Thinking, constitutionally By David Adler Americans typically consider questions about the meaning of the Constitution through the prism of their political views and values. As a consequence, they tend to defend as constitutional the acts of officials whom they...

We the People – 8/25

American withdrawal from Afghanistan and the War Clause By David Adler  How many more Americans would have to die before the United States made the inevitable decision to withdraw from war in Afghanistan, after 20 years of war, at the cost of more than $2 trillion and...

We the People – 8/18

Civic virtue should induce citizens to become vaccinated By David Adler The founders believed, as James Madison wrote, that Americans possessed sufficient virtue to summon the courage and conviction to do the right thing in the face of the most trying circumstances....