Douglas W. Kmiec

Politics & Policy

Fahrenheit in Arabia

Fahrenheit 9/11 has now invaded the Persian Gulf; reaction to this propaganda masquerading as a documentary has been no less strong there than in America. Mamoun Fandy, a Saudi expert, ...
Politics & Policy

Presidential Pryorities

At the request of Senator Kennedy, the Eleventh Circuit has asked the Department of Justice for its views of the constitutionality of President Bush’s recess appointment of William Pryor. As framed ...
Politics & Policy

Torture Tumult

There is much talk about whether the attorney general or Secretary Rumsfeld or maybe even the president gave the signal to torture detainees of the present war. Much of this ...
Politics & Policy

Reagan’s Court

Ronald Reagan shaped the Court like few presidents beyond the Founding generation. As with so many other aspects of his life and presidency, Reagan expected his judges to have an ...
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Holy Discrimination!

The Supreme Court last week got two propositions badly confused. States do not have the obligation to subsidize anyone’s constitutional rights, but until now, it was also true that states ...
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Law, Resurrected!

MALIBU, CALIF.–It is popular for pundits in and outside our state to decry the California recall as a circus or some aberrant manifestation of mob rule. It is neither. In ...