Thomas Wheatley's Journal

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

A Virginia teacher is fighting for his religious freedom. Good for him.

If you believe gender is determined by biological sex, consider yourself warned: You are not welcome at West Point High…

Supreme Court saves WWI cross but muddies the Establishment Clause waters

On June 20, by a 7-2 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals…

INTERVIEW: Driving Home the Faith

I had the chance to sit down with Father Rob Jack, host of 89.5 FM’s Driving Home the Faith, to…

Want to end abortion? Hold men — fathers of those unplanned children — accountable.

As a person who is strongly pro-life, I welcome nearly all efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade and eradicate abortion…

If You Don’t Like Gerrymandering, Complain To Your Representatives, Not To Courts

On March 26, the Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases out of Maryland and North Carolina concerning what plaintiffs…

Banish hatred … but Virginia’s paramilitary prohibition is unconstitutional

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring wants to extinguish hate in Virginia. For that, he deserves heaps of praise. But in…

Standing against tyrants remains our burden, a century after ‘Great War’

In the spring of 1915, during the Second Battle of Ypres, a Canadian army doctor and officer wrote a poem…

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…

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