Category Archives: Law and Justice

Reparations Not the Answer

Editor’s note: Coleman Hughes, a columnist at the online magazine Quillette, delivered the following testimony at a United States House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Bill H.R. 40 on June 21, 2019. If passed, the bill would establish a commission for … Continue reading

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Supreme Court whacks EPA on Waters rule

According to the U.S. Supreme Court, “Our constitutional structure does not permit this [U.S. Supreme] Court to rewrite the statute that Congress has enacted.” Furthermore, “The Court declines the Government’s invitation to override Congress’ considered choice by rewriting the words … Continue reading

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Judicial Extortion in California

The California office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) under what is called Proposition 65 “…must warn Californians about the presence of chemicals that are known to the state to cause cancer.”

In July, OEHHA issued an opinion declaring that glyphosate or Roundup was to be added to the list of chemicals which are “known” to California to cause cancer and thereby be subject to the requirements of Proposition 65.

OEHHA did not conduct any scientific review to conclude that glyphosate is carcinogenic. California relies on the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to support its decision. IARC’s conclusion “…is opposed by every global regulatory body that has examined the issue, including OEHHA itself.”

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Time to Call a Truce

As an undergraduate political science major, the grounds upon which a Supreme Court Justice should be considered was made clear to me in my Constitutional Law course:  Integrity, experience, temperament, and intelligence.  One thing not to be judged was politics. … Continue reading

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Gorsuch Could Correct Regulatory Overreach

Most people have never heard the term “Chevron deference” and, if they have never practiced administrative law, could not be blamed.  But, in the weeks ahead we are going to hear a great deal about it.  Here’s why. “Chevron deference” … Continue reading

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