Article: “On the Nature and Purpose of Marriage”

An article I wrote on marriage was recently published in a small journal (and with only a few glaring mistakes! All of which were my fault, of course). It's an attempt to think both with the Christian tradition and for the public square. Here's a link to it: "On the Nature and Purpose of Marriage," Encounter 76.2 … Continue reading Article: “On the Nature and Purpose of Marriage”

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Why Indiana’s Recent Anti-Abortion Law Should Be Struck Down

UPDATE: A few days after I posted this a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction for the law after considering arguments against it by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. Some of the arguments are parallel to mine, although the explicit reference to privacy isn't there. Planned Parenthood also addressed parts of the law I didn't. See the … Continue reading Why Indiana’s Recent Anti-Abortion Law Should Be Struck Down

More on Problems with Liberal Neutrality: RFRA, LGBT Rights, and the Freedom of Religion

UPDATE: Two conservative groups have just filed a lawsuit against civil rights protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, essentially asking the courts to decide between the right to religious freedom and the right to be served by a business. The suit claims the right to religious freedom is more fundamental. The efficacy of the … Continue reading More on Problems with Liberal Neutrality: RFRA, LGBT Rights, and the Freedom of Religion

Racial Bias and the Criminal Justice System

The national conversation we're having about race and the law requires a sharp analysis. We must come to terms with at least a few important facts: 1.) Americans with black or brown skin are disproportionately charged and imprisoned in this country. This is evidence of systemic racial bias in the criminal justice system at large. As Michelle … Continue reading Racial Bias and the Criminal Justice System