Thomas Wheatley's Journal

Thoughtful conservative commentary on matters of law, public policy, and politics.

The Kavanaugh Debacle Requires More Reason, Less Empathy

Few events in modern American government can set the internet ablaze like a fight over a Supreme Court vacancy. This…

The juvenile case behind the effort to revoke the Trump hotel’s liquor license

A group of citizens and their lawyer filed a complaint against the Trump International Hotel demanding the hotel’s liquor license be revoked. Under D.C. law,…

In cakeshop case, Justice Kennedy takes left-wing bigotry to task

When the word came down on Monday that the Supreme Court had sided with Colorado​ ​baker Jack Phillips (the besieged…

Remembering a major victory for free speech, 40 years later

A landmark Supreme Court decision marked its 40th birthday late last month. It’s worth celebrating. The case, known as First National Bank…

Why Single-Payer Health Care Denies Care To Sick Children Like Alfie Evans

Once again, a single-payer health-care system has attracted international attention for its moral depravity. The case concerns Alfie Evans, a…

Supreme Court can reinforce free speech with Rod Blagojevich case

Five years into his jail sentence for corruption, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is down to his last appeal, now…

Illinois town’s ‘assault weapon’ ban is unconstitutional fear-mongering

The small village of Deerfield, Ill., and its recent decision to ban assault weapons is making headlines across the country. The measure…

The Sinclair Debacle Is a Big, Juicy Nothingburger

The national press is outraged after a video surfaced revealing Sinclair Broadcast Group’s decision to have its local news anchors…

Maine’s campaign laws hurt a free press

Political spats in Maine are threatening free press rights, and a bad law is at the source of it all….

Did you enjoy ‘Fire and Fury’? You can thank Citizens United for it

If you like Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” be thankful for the Supreme Court’s…

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