I will save you and you shall be a blessing. –Zechariah 8:13 From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded. –Luke 12:48 With great power comes great responsibility. —Benjamin Parker As we explain elsewhere, we here […]

In keeping with our semi-annual tradition, we’ve taken the revenue from selling conservatarian kitsch–it seems the dogma still lives loudly within many of you!–and contributed to projects on DonorSee. The bulk of the income from this period went to a widow named Iye in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to help meet some of her most basic […]

We are pleased to share this guest post by Michael Grant, currently in his final year at the Georgetown University Law Center. At Georgetown, Michael is the Senior Submissions Editor for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. He is also involved in Home Court, an annual charity basketball game between Georgetown faculty and staff and […]

As Luke’s Gospel is read this Christmas, we should hear the message he is trying to convey, a message demonstrated neatly by the Flaminio Obelisk.

This thirty-first orbit around the sun contained some of the best moments of my life as well as a number of major changes. Before charging full steam ahead into 31 (officially “in my thirties,” as my brother reminded me), a recounting and reflection seems in order. Psalm 103:1-5. ********************** First, the highlights/milestones: In October, I […]

Law360 recently ran a piece I wrote on the next fight brewing in Lucia v. SEC following the Court’s decision last year that SEC ALJs were “inferior officers” whose appointments had to comport with Article II.  The Court remanded Lucia for “a new ‘hearing before a properly appointed’ official,” declining to decide “whether the statutory restrictions on removing […]

[Image: “Appearance Behind Locked Doors,” Panel from Maesta, Duccio di Buoninsegna] All the disciples deserted him and fled. Matthew 26:56 When it was evening on . . . the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood […]

This morning, the Supreme Court hears argument in Rimini Street v. Oracle, a case which involves “whether the Copyright Act’s allowance of ‘full costs’ . . . to a prevailing party is limited to taxable costs . . . or also authorizes non-taxable costs . . . .” I have a new post over at […]

“Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?” –Genesis 18:25 “I saw all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun. Look, the tears of the oppressed–with no one to conform them! On the side of their oppressors there was power . . . . I thought the dead, who have […]

The kitsch business has slowed down as of late, but every now and again a check comes in from our store for the various wares sold during the prior period. That happened a few days ago, when a check came in for over $100. As is custom, we take that money and head on over […]

On this day in 1787, the Constitutional Convention finished its work, and those involved in the creation of the new charter to govern the recently liberated colonies gathered once more to sign the document in order to then take it to the people in the several states for consideration and ratification. Much has changed in […]