The Supreme Court’s Buffer Zone

The Supreme Court’s Buffer Zone               Last week the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot buffer zone around women’s health clinics at which abortions were performed. The law had mandated that protesters stay outside of that zone so as to allow unfettered access to clinics for both clients…

Graduation Ceremonies

It was widely reported last week that the Supreme Court had let stand an Appellate Court decision that held that a public high school would be violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment if it held its graduation ceremonies in a church. Not surprisingly, Justice Antonin Scalia voted (with the minority) to hear the…

Eric Cantor’s Loss; and Ours

Eric Cantor’s Loss; and Ours               By now, pretty much everyone is aware of Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor’s shocking loss in the Republican primary for the House seat from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District to the newcomer and Tea Party favorite David Brat. There has been much speculation as to what led to Mr. Cantor’s…