Confirmation Hearings

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Why Anita Hill deserves an apology

Women like Anita Hill who try to tell the truth about being sexually harassed all too often are disbelieved and … Continued

God didn’t create corporations

The Declaration of Independence rests its claims for equal political rights on the fact that the “Creator” endowed human beings … Continued

Three “wise” women will change the Supreme Court

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite When Elena Kagan is confirmed by the Senate and becomes a justice of the Supreme Court, … Continued

In defense of Thurgood Marshall

Not often is a saint of the Episcopal Church attacked in the chambers of the United States Senate, but incredibly, … Continued

It’s time to end this immoral war

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

The ethics of a prudent exit from Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Extra! Extra! Elena Kagan liked Thurgood Marshall

I really would like to know what Elena Kagan thinks about the separation of church and state, executive power, free … Continued

Religious freedom to exclude

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler The Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited opinion in Christian Legal Society Chapter of … Continued

Empowering the ambassador for religious freedom

Sometimes the numbers tell the story. This certainly appears to be the case in timing of nominations for the U.S. … Continued

No ‘religion test’ for office, but nominees should be quizzed

As Senators prepare for the Supreme Court confirmation hearings this summer, how should they think about religion-related issues? Here are … Continued

A Kagan, not a Stevens

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

The Supreme Court vis-a-vis the Supreme Being (or not)

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

No religious test for office, including Supreme Court justice

I have been asked on several occasions both by members of the media and private individuals about whether I was … Continued

Robert’s Rules of judicial activism

Five years ago, I was invited to be an expert witness in the Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings on John Robert’s … Continued

Senator Kennedy’s Hope, and Heart for the Good Fight

“For me this is a season of hope, new hope for a justice and fair prosperity for the many, and … Continued

Obama’s Nominee Confirmed as Vatican Ambassador

By William Wan The Senate has confirmed President Obama’s nominee for ambassador to the Vatican, making Miguel Diaz the first … Continued

Army Sec. Nominee Address Chaplains’ Roles

By William Wan On the first day of his confirmation hearings, Obama’s nominee for Secretary of the Army talked about … Continued

Church/state Separation Group on Obama’s Army Nominee

By William Wan Americans United for Separation of Church and State is raising questions about U.S. Rep. John M. McHugh, … Continued

Liberalism vs. Literalism

By Chuck Freemanminister, radio show host “It is their notions about Christianity men have taught as the only living word … Continued

What’s in Sotomayor’s Heart?

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler The confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor have so far reminded me of … Continued