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Constitutional Law

SCOTUS Erodes 1st Amendment by Allowing Public Money to Go to Religious Schools

The Bill of Rights begins with this first sentence of the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The first phrase is known as the Establishment Clause and the second as the Free Exercise Clause. For centuries, when these two clauses were in conflict, […]

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Litigation

For Want of a Comma $5 Million Was Lost

English majors and writers all over the world know the value of and cherish the Oxford comma. But I doubt anyone knows its true worth more than a Maine dairy company that had to fork over $5 Million to its truck drivers because an overtime law failed to include an Oxford comma in its lists […]