A Christian Idealist’s Guide to Citizens United (Part 3)

October 27, 2020

A Christian Idealist’s Guide to Election Finance Cases  (Part 3) On July 24 and September 26, 2020, I posted commentaries on the case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), and related cases about election finance issues. This is a continuation of that commentary, dealing with four cases which preceded the Citizens United decision in the years 2000 to 2009. As in the previous commentaries, questions I explore include: […]

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A Christian Idealist’s Guide to Citizens United Part 2

September 26, 2020

Related Election Finance Cases  Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), is a well-known or notorious case about election finance, corporate donations and politics. It was rightly decided. I posted extended commentary on Citizens United on July 24, 2020. This post is part II, discussing some pertinent election finance cases which were decided after Citizens United. I’m a Christian idealist. Postmillennial and anti-preterist describes my eschatological beliefs, which I apply to legal and political principles. In postmillennial […]

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THE PA COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IS DEAD AND NOT COMING BACK

September 16, 2020

The Covid-19 Lockdown is dead

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A Devotional Postscript to a Legal-Political Post

July 24, 2020

In which we remember, we seek a Holy City. I am a lawyer. I should be capable with words. I am a writer. I should be skilled with language. But I have few good words, few adequate descriptions to offer for describing the interior life of my soul. What can I say? The invisible God has invited my invisible soul to enter and keep a relationship with Him, mediated through a now-unseen Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, by means of […]

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A Christian Idealist’s Guide to Citizens United

July 24, 2020

Citizens United v. FEC, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), is a well-known (or notorious) case about money and politics. It was rightly decided. The First Amendment’s protection of freedom of speech is more important than restrictions on election spending in the name of preventing the appearance of corruption, or equalizing the influence that differing groups have over elections. The legal reasoning of the majority opinion is stronger and more compelling than the reasoning of the dissent. Citizens United, a corporation devoted […]

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Coronavirus and Employment Law

April 11, 2020

QUESTIONS and OBSERVATIONS The sudden onset of Coronavirus has created a ‘pandemic’ of new legislative acts, laws, rules and rulings, which would be challenging to grasp if done at ordinary speed. At these speeds, it’s bewildering, even as to a subset of relevant Coronavirus law in the employment arena. By way of background, on March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), effective April 1, 2020.  This created two, new emergency leave entitlements, […]

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Coffee House Discourse #5

February 7, 2020

In which our Vagabond Overhears a Confession One Saturday morning people are standing in front of the coffee house, speaking of various things, including the partisan nature of current politics, and why their particular causes have not been meeting with success. Sorrow features in these discussions, suggesting that I might offer to such people a handful of my fish and chips, purchased down the street at Foghorn. I could present them as a peace offering, a harbinger of optimism. On […]

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Coffee House Discourse #4

July 29, 2019

In which our Vagabond Is Instructed from an Unlikely Source I wander into the coffee house on a Sunday afternoon, expecting to meet a friend, Andy Windsor, for a friendly game of theology chess. He is indeed situated in one of the large booths, chessboard set up. Andy is waiting for my arrival in an area of the coffee house near the back which provides additional seating, situated on a wide-width plank floor of dark-stained pinewood, raised about eight inches […]

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