About The AuthorMarc Charisse is the editor of The Evening Sun. Dr. Charisse has a Ph.D. in First Amendment law and history, and has taught communication law and constitutional law at the University of Washington in Seattle and Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla. Charisse can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“The Daily Show” is a news show for people who don’t watch news shows. Similarly, “Me the People,” by Daily Show writer Kevin Bleyer, is a book on the U.S. Constitution for people unlikely to read books about the U.S. … Continue reading
I’m Marc Charisse and I approved this message. I don’t have much choice, actually, working as I do in a profession that puts a premium on standing behind what you believe in by putting your name on it. Most newspapers, … Continue reading
While the health-care ruling last Thursday was getting all the attention, the Supreme Court quietly decided a First Amendment case that recognizes a right to lie. Or, more accurately, recognizes a right to be free from government prosecution for lying … Continue reading
We started meeting a couple of years ago in downtown Hanover every Tuesday, ostensibly to debate the big issues of constitutional law. But the weekly lunches at the Reader’s Cafe are really civil discussions of law, local politics, the newspaper … Continue reading
Hard cases, observed Oliver Wendell Holmes, make bad law. With all due respect for the eminent jurist, I think he had it backward. Often, it’s good laws that make hard cases.
Conventional wisdom is that it’s always risky to read too much into what side individual justices appear to take in oral arguments before the Supreme Court. The justices can push the side they disagree with in hopes of spotting holes … Continue reading
It’s always dangerous to read too much into Supreme Court decisions not to hear a given case. But this 8-1 vote suggests to me some things are settled law and beyond politics: WASHINGTON (AP)– The Supreme Court won’t hear an … Continue reading