Adler says we should “listen” to Glenn Reynolds’s argument that federal restrictions on abortion are a violation of federalist principle. Fair enough. Note, however, that Reynolds does not deal–either in his short summary of his argument or in the law-review piece to which he links–with the equal-protection argument for congressional authority here (which Adler and I debated on the Corner last year). I’d note also that the federal government is already deeply involved in abortion policy. Roe v. Wade was, among other things, a massive federal power grab.
The Department of Education has issued its long-awaited proposed regulations reforming sexual-assault adjudications on college campus. Not only will these rules restore basic due process and fairness to college tribunals, but they also — given how basic the changes are — highlight just how ridiculous ... Read More
Jeff Flake may be leaving the Senate soon, but he’s determined that his exit will be one of non-stop moral posturing. The Arizona senator is best remembered at this point for his last-minute delay of the Judiciary Committee’s approval of Justice Brett Kavanaugh when -- along with his pal Senator Chris ... Read More
Today, across Twitter, I began to see a number of people condemning the Trump administration (and Betsy DeVos, specifically) for imposing a new definition of sexual assault on campus so strict that it would force women to prove that they were so harassed that they'd been chased off campus and couldn't return. ... Read More