We the People – 05/25

Saluting the flag: A matter of speech and religious liberty By David Adler      It is fair to say that the government’s preeminent responsibility is to provide for the nation’s defense. When necessary, civil liberties protected by the Bill of Rights must yield to the...

We the People – 04/27

Brown and racial equality in public education By David Adler In his unanimous opinion for the Supreme Court in the watershed case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Chief Justice Earl Warren asked the foundational question: “Does segregation of children in public...

Letters to the editor / OP/ED – 04/20

Submitted by: Lisa DeVille For too long, oil and gas companies have been allowed to waste the natural resources of tribal nations through the wasteful practice of routine venting and flaring methane, which costs tribes millions of dollars in tax revenue and royalties,...

We the People – 04/20

The Brown decision and America’s commitment to equality By David Adler “If it was not the most important decision in the history of the court,” Justice Stanley Reed observed of Brown v. Board of Education, “it was very close.” The Supreme Court’s opinion in Brown,...

We the People – 04/13

Earl Warren: Finding “The Notion of Equality” By David Adler President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s recess appointment of Earl Warren to the chief justiceship of Supreme Court on September 30, 1953, constituted a watershed mark in the history of the court. His leadership of...

Letters to the editor / OP/ED – 04/6

Every April, we celebrate Fair Housing Month in honor of the Fair Housing Act that was passed on April 11, 1968. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin,...