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14 Jun, 2011

The Supreme Court’s Use of Dictionaries

2011-06-14T16:49:48-05:00June 14th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

Yesterday, Adam Liptak at the NY Times covered a Supreme Court trend: the Justices’ use of dictionary definitions in their opinions. He writes that: In May alone, the justices cited dictionaries in eight cases to determine what legislators had meant when they used words like “prevent,” “delay” and “report.” Over the years, justices have looked [...]

15 Feb, 2011

Does the Constitution Require Same-Sex Marriage?

2019-03-18T18:48:06-05:00February 15th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether gay marriage is a good thing and whether the constitution requires it are two different questions. In this video from a recent Columbus Federalist Society debate, Volokh Conspirator Jonathan Adler, NRO "Bench Memos" blogger Ed Whelan, and Capital Law Prof. Mark Strasser debate the second question. (I moderate.)