The majority opinion in the 1992 Supreme Court case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed Roe v. Wade, begins with this memorable line: “Liberty finds no refuge in a jurisprudence of doubt.” On my reading, the authors of the opinion—Kennedy, O’Connor, and Souter—were…
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(Plus: a belated Best of 2021)
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[Warning: this post contains mild spoilers for those poor souls who have never been to a Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museum.] In an exhibit at the…
(Obviously)
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I certainly do not consider myself a ‘film buff’ by any stretch. (The enormous list of classic, canonical films I have not seen stands as evidence of…
Groundhog Day, 2020 A year ago tomorrow, we went to go see Punxsutawney Phil. You surely know about him: he’s the famous groundhog—the ‘prognosticator…
(I promised these would be infrequent. I’m hopeful this is infrequent enough for you!) In the before-times, when we lived in New York, and at the…
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg died yesterday. I don’t need to tell you she was a titan of jurisprudence, whose impact and legacy will be felt long after her…
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