On Wednesday morning the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined a request for an en banc hearing in a case holding that school officials could censor students who peacefully wore American flag clothing because those students were violently threatene..
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The Tennessee Supreme Court has decreed that the Tennessee Constitution protects abortion rights to a greater extent than the United States Supreme Court has protected the federal right to abortion. In plain English, this means that Tennessee has bec..
President Obama has been in office for more than five years, has seen countless classified reports of terrorist activities and intentions, and has watched as the Islamic State, Hamas, al-Qaeda, and the full range of jihadist groups have committed one..
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On Wednesday I urged conservatives to challenge jihadists and their enablers in international tribunals, including the U.N. Our ACLJ international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice, sent a letter to the U.N. High Commissioner for Hum..
As Syria burns, as casualty rates soar to levels not seen in the Middle East since the Iran–Iraq War, and as a Ba'athist dictator clings to power in part by the use of chemical weapons, it simply boggles the mind that so many Americans seem to believ..
Since I've returned — and it's been almost six years — I haven't stopped talking about the nature of the jihadist enemy. I share the stories as much as I can (when the context is appropriate), yet I continue to be discouraged by how few Americans — a..
In March I reported on Professor Mike Adams's victory for academic freedom in his jury trial against the University of North Carolina–Wilmington. UNCW officials had rejected Dr. Adams's promotion application in a process rife with irregularity and la..
I'm not much for the idea that athletes are automatically role models. A role model should be determined by their actions, not merely their talent or fame. But I know as well as anyone the hold that great athletes can have over kids' hearts. And in t..
As Iraq burns, and the hard-won gains of American arms are thrown away in a bloodbath of severed heads and mass executions, more than 1,500 miles away from Baghdad a smaller, but also heartbreaking drama is playing out before the eyes of a watching w..
The IRS is announcing the "loss" of mass numbers of e-mails (do they have any computers that don't crash?) even as the e-mails that do exist are beginning to show the extent of IRS corruption. Let's take this exchange (previously uncovered by Judicia..
Our moral obligations do not cease when we are under the most extreme forms of pressure. In fact, that is arguably when our moral commitments matter most. C. S. Lewis described courage as "not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue a..
I've spent the last two weeks on vacation - the first real family vacation since shortly after I returned home from Iraq in 2008 - and I tried as much as I could to truly "unplug." When the Bergdahl deal was announced, however, I failed utterly. The ..
Among the many virtues of aggressive litigation - in addition, of course, to the fundamental goal of obtaining justice for your clients - is the ability to gain knowledge. Through sworn testimony, compelled document disclosures, and other features of..
After I wrote my post on Wednesday arguing that Adam Silver made the right call in banning Donald Sterling, I got a surprising amount of comments and e-mail from conservatives arguing that if I was for Sterling's ouster, then I was merely supporting ..
Last month Hanna Rosin penned a much-discussed article entitled "The Overprotected Kid," lamenting how parents have worked mightily to strip virtually every perceived risk from childhood without actually making childhood that much safer. I suspect th..
In the wake of the Mozilla controversy, the Duck Dynasty controversy, the Chick-fil-A boycott/buycott, and the countless examples of intolerance and intimidation against conservatives on campuses across the country, it seems rather clear that — as Mi..
I distinctly remember the first Fort Hood shooting. I was driving to a speaking event in Dallas when my phone started ringing off the hook. The Third Armored Cavalry Regiment — my unit during my Iraq deployment — is based out of Fort Hood, and my fri..
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