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Neutrality Partiality

I have a short essay on the Library of Law and Liberty site involving the idea of religious neutrality when it comes to American public and private education. 480 more words

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Goodman, "American Philosophy Before Pragmatism"

Pragmatism has been called America’s most distinctive contribution to philosophy. And pragmatism has certainly influenced American law–see, for example, the contributions of Richard Posner to jurisprudence. 348 more words

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A Few Notes on the Libertas Conference on Religious Freedom

Mark and I are just back from the Libertas Conference at Villanova Law School. It was an extremely edifying period of thought, reflection, and fellowship with a wonderful group of lawyers, political theorists, philosophers, historians, and journalists, including Steve Smith, Damon Linker, Christopher Tollefsen, Elizabeth and David Corey, Tuan Samahon, and Gerald Russello, among many others. 321 more words

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Summer Fridays With Pascal: On the Nature of Law

Many law students know the rough outlines of the distinction between natural law and legal positivism. Both are theories about the nature of law–about what is distinctive about law as a concept. 810 more words

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Summer Fridays With Pascal (Birthday Edition): The Wager

On the occasion of Pascal’s birthday, what more appropriate way to celebrate than to read his famous wager? Many people know vaguely that there is something called “Pascal’s Wager” as well as its general thrust. 878 more words

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Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down Arizona Municipality's Sign Code as Violating Speech Clause

A busy First Amendment day at the Court today. In Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the Court unanimously strikes down the town’s byzantine sign ordinance as violating the Speech Clause, and in particular as being content-based regulations that do not survive strict scrutiny. 177 more words

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