Richard Garnett

Kmiec: Pro-Life No Longer

For some months now, my former colleague, Prof. Doug Kmiec, has been everywhere in the press, as the pro-life conservative who, surprisingly, supports Sen. Obama.  In his latest piece, though, he ...

Extreme, Extreme, Extreme

 The other day, Matthew Franck helpfully critiqued Prof. Cass Sunstein’s Boston Globe op-ed on Roe v. Wade. Now, Sunstein has reworked that piece for the crowd at Huffington Post, whom he ...

Missing the Point

As readers of Bench Memos know, Prof. Douglas Kmiec has for several months been proposing — in defense of his surprising endorsement of Sen. Obama — that, in fact, the ...

A Great Win for Religious Liberty

Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, in an opinion written by Judge (and famed law-and-religion scholar) Michael McConnell, issued its opinion in a case called ...

Quinnipiac’s Confusion

A new poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, is out, and deals with a wide range of the usual-suspect hot-button issues (guns, gay marriage, abortion, the Court, etc.).  With respect to ...

Obama to D.C. kids: No hope for you!

A few days ago, when Sen. Barack Obama sketched his (flawed) proposal for a scaled-back version of President Bush’s Faith-Based Initiative, he suggested an understanding of the First Amendment’s no-establishment ...

Obama’s Cynicism

Sen. Barack Obama wasted no time in issuing a strong criticism of the Court’s decision in the child-rape case.  “I disagree with the decision,” he said.  “I ...

Kmiec’s Latest Column

I saw my old friend Doug Kmiec on campus at Notre Dame today, which reminded me that I needed to grumble a bit about his most recent “Catholic Online” column, ...

Re: Will and Judgment

I’m confused by Matthew Franck’s recent post on judicial salaries. Does he disagree with what I took to be Chief Justice Roberts’s basic point, i.e., that it is silly to ...