The Surprising Importance Of Ketanji Brown Jackson

Surprising Importance Of Ketanji Brown Jackson [Original Source: What The Hell Is Progressive Originalism? episode of Legalese Podcast] Should Constitutional Originalists welcome the presence of the Junior Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on the Court? Many people will probably be left shaking their heads as I answer the question with …


It was 103 years ago this week that the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified which made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors a criminal offense. One year later its companion statute to enact and enforce the amendment, Volstead Act, went into effect.

Ask any American why only 12 years later the Twenty-first Amendment was passed, nullifying Amendment XVIII – Making it the sole example in the history of our constitutional republic where an amendment was ratified for the sole purpose of un-amending the constitution.

Why I support defunding the police, but voted against it…

Much is being made in the national press about my hometown of Minneapolis rejecting what is being characterized as a “defund the police” bill. It is being said the reason this ballot initiative failed is because an overwhelming number of people in Minneapolis actually value our police. This is not at all my experience.

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