In the latest edition of The Federalist Society’s Engage, Alison Somin has a nice piece on Title IX in the Obama administration. Somin points to three key developments: the rescission of the Model Survey as a compliance mechanism, the controversy over whether cheerleading is a sport, and the potential expansion of Title IX into the sciences. One thing that I would add to that list is the attempted expansion of aspects of Title IX to the high-school level. That area has seen a lot of movement over the past two years and will likely continue to be a hot spot in the Title IX debate.
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More