Here are the federal charges that are being brought against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bomber.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Monday, December 24, 2012
Today's post includes information about how many people hunt in America, and what the demographic profile of that group is. These statistics are taken from the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Balancing the Budget: Plan B Fails, Speaker Boehner's Choices, and President Obama's Budget for FY 2013
Speaker John Boehner's "Plan B" did not garner enough support to pass the House. What's next?
In the wake of the mass shooting of children in Newtown, Connecticut, Wayne LaPierre, Director of the National Rifle Association, claimed that the problem in our society is not the easy access to weapons capable of such bloodshed but rather our culture - specifically, depictions of violence in movies and on television. I think Mr. LaPierre is right in part, but he misses the point. Guns are a part of the larger cultural problem in this country - a culture of violence.
Monday, December 17, 2012
In District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment confers at least a limited right for an individual to possess a gun.What are the implications for the constitutionality of gun control laws?
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
At Princeton yesterday Justice Antonin Scalia asked why we can't have moral feelings against homosexuality the way we have moral feelings against murder, asserted that the Constitution is not a living document but is "dead, dead, dead, dead," claimed that there is nothing in the Constitution about the death penalty or abortion, and said that it is necessary to interpret the Constitution in conformity to the words used and their meanings at the time they were written. Here is my response to each of these assertions.