Tagged: Fourteenth Amendment

Questions From the Headlines

When headline writers use questions, Burt Likko answers them. Briefly, completely, and unabashedly expressing his own opinion. Ten questions about politics, the business of news, news of business, and grizzly bears.

No Way To Die In California

A judge recently found that California’s death penalty, as it is administered, is cruel and unusual punishment, serving no identifiable purpose. Digging in to the opinion, Burt Likko finds a perverse conflict: an effort to comply with one part of the Constitution leads to a violation of another.

Immigration and Birthright

A while ago Will Wilkinson proposed scrapping birthright citizenship as part of a grand bargain with immigration foes. Timothy B. Lee is skeptical. I’d give the nod to Tim, because I don’t imagine that...

The Short, Happy Life of Ad Hoc Reasoning

This morning I was surprised to find Tim Kowal – one of my few followers on Twitter – defending the constitutionality of laws that discriminate against Boy Scouts, organ donors, Israeli-Americans, and anyone who...