The law evokes a sense of immovability and stasis. In the United States, as in many other countries, legal proceedings are infused with pomp, tradition, and precedence. We expect that legality has permanence: we use the term “natural law” to describe the unchanging working of the universe, we campaign to…
Law structures our engagement with the economy and the environment: it creates a framework within which people make their decisions and choices.
If you’re not able to block the contraceptive coverage requirements, and you’re not able to block same-sex marriage, then an alternative strategy is to argue based on religious liberty for exemptions from laws protecting that conduct.
A lot of scientists feel—and I don’t blame them for feeling this—that if we can do this, then we should do it. I don’t think that is necessarily true.
Alexina did not bother to contest the authenticity of the thick paper trail that documented her sale to James White. If the court agreed that she was white, those contracts would automatically be rendered invalid and she would be free.