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The court and the E.P.A., yet again

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The Supreme Court has another chance to reduce the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency when it hears a challenge to its regulatory authority...

Trump eligibility and the Anderson petition

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In its Jan. 11 edition, my op-ed in The MV Times reviewed the Trump argument before the Supreme Court to allow him to appear...

Presidential eligibility and the Supreme Court

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News first broke last September that two highly conservative law professors argued that Donald J. Trump was no longer eligible to run for president...

The supreme court adds three (maybe four) to its schedule

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Like most government agencies, the U.S. Supreme Court winds down its schedule as the Christmas and New Year’s season draws closer. The last day...

Two deaths, two different lives, a retrospective

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Two deaths, Henry Kissinger at 100 on Nov. 29 and Sandra Day O’Connor, 93, two days later, mark the end of an era. Few...

Religion in America today

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The First Amendment’s two religion clauses require the government to “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”...

Undermining the federal agencies

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An effort is underway to undermine the authority of federal regulatory agencies, some 100 of them. Scholars call these agencies the foundation of the...

The Dover Amendment and the turf battle

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In his Sept. 5 decision, Land Court Judge Kevin T. Smith interpreted the so-called Dover Amendment (G.L. c. 40A, § 3) to reject the...

Does the Fourteenth Amendment disqualify Donald J. Trump?

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In an extraordinary law review article, two highly respected and quite conservative law professors argue that former President Donald J. Trump is ineligible to...

Caution! Danger ahead!

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Miles Taylor, a national security expert and lifelong conservative Republican, who served admirably and skillfully in the Trump administration, visited the Bunch of Grapes...

The Supreme Court’s 2022–23 term

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Republican attempts to control congressional redistricting through gerrymandering and efforts to overthrow the 2020 presidential election rest on a long-discredited argument: “the independent state...

The Supreme Court’s 2022–23 term

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On June 30, in one of the last cases the Supreme Court decided this past term, the conservative majority again showed its power when...

The Supreme Court’s 2022–23 term

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Jack Phillips and Lorie Smith, both of Colorado, have several things in common. They operate creative businesses. They declare that they are very devout...

The Supreme Court’s 2022–23 term 

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On June 30, the Supreme Court ended its 2022–23 term. Some of its most consequential decisions were announced in June, including banning affirmative action...

Upholding Native American rights

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In mid-June, the Supreme Court released one of its most important decisions guaranteeing Native American sovereign rights. The ruling will have a direct impact...

The Dershowitz flap at the Chilmark Free Public Library

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The Chilmark Free Public Library board of trustees earlier this year unanimously voted to invite Chilmark summer resident, defense attorney, and retired Harvard law...

Vineyard wetlands and future development

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A recent ruling by the Supreme Court on filling wetlands for construction may have a profound impact on the future of Martha’s Vineyard, and...

An ethics code for the Supreme Court

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Federal judges must avoid even “the appearance of impropriety,” according to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, which went into effect in...

Protecting the news media

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One of the most closely watched cases so far this year involved Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuit against Fox News. The network’s on-air personalities claimed...

The Trump indictment, an explainer

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Two fundamentals stand out in the Manhattan grand jury indictment of Donald J. Trump: One is that under our constitutional system, a person is...