Douglas W. Kmiec

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Politics & Policy

An Indefensible Line

My friend, Steve Calabresi, is a prolific scholar and one of the nicest people you ever could meet.  Confronted with Mayor Guiliani’s lapse in principle and reasoning, represented by his ...
Politics & Policy

Rudy Awakening

Tuesday night’s Michigan debate was very revealing. The debate revealed the significant executive-leadership differences between Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. When it gets down to specific cases, Mayor Giuliani is ...
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Injudicious

John Kerry is still pushing to block Sam Alito by means of unprecedented, and unwarranted, filibuster. Kerry and fellow Democrat Ted Kennedy urge a filibuster as a “vote for history,” ...

Alito–Day One

John Roberts declared himself an umpire. Sam Alito hit the homerun. For hours , the committee membership laid out the usual points of reference — abortion, deference ...
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Delay Is Good

The chief justice has not retired–and says he has no intention to anytime soon. The decision is most honorable–indeed, given his illness, self-less, if not near heroic. #ad#I am certain the ...
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Forfeiting Principle

A statesman in an age when political parties still occasionally supplied them, Adlai Stevenson once posited that “it is easier to fight for principles, than to keep them.” The filibuster ...
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A Tortured Issue

Terrorists received good news and bad news last week. According to USA Today, most Americans (69 percent) oppose torturing war-on-terror detainees by exposing them to dogs. Unfortunately, an equivalent number ...