© 2023 by Andy Decker. Proudly created with WIX.COM

November 9, 2019

Thank you Rabbi Swartz. Shabbat shalom.

I confess I’m a bit overwhelmed to be back home at Temple Hesed to speak with you. The last time I stood at this bimah and spoke to this congregation was my Bar Mitzvah, some 51 years ago. Some of you were there for it.

I’m sure yo...

September 10, 2018

In law school we learned a basic aphorism: Hard facts make bad law. That means when cases present difficult factual situations in which the law requires an outcome that many people would consider unfair, courts are still obliged to follow the law. Otherwise, by bending...

July 8, 2018

Will the appointment of a new justice to the Supreme Court dramatically change U.S. law? I don't think so. Here's why.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-0629-kennedy-retirement-20180628-story.html

March 19, 2018

I am tired of hearing people say "I support the Second Amendment." Hell, I support the Second Amendment. I also support the First Amendment, and the Third Amendment, and all the rest of the amendments. I also support Article I, Article II, Article III, and the rest of...

February 21, 2018

Here's my most recent op ed in The Baltimore Sun.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-0211-russian-interference-20180208-story.html 

November 6, 2017

We're a great country no doubt, but we can still learn from others. Read more in my latest op ed in The Baltimore Sun. 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-1107-american-exceptionalism-20171102-story.html

September 27, 2017

When I speak to audiences of children about my books on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, I emphasize the role of debate and compromise in the creation of both of these charters of government. I say that compromise means giving up something to get something. I expla...