March 21, 2020

(Published March 6, 2020 in the Scranton Times-Tribune)

My daughters hate the way I schmooze.

“How come every time we go to a restaurant, Dad ends up knowing the server’s life story, or becoming best friends with the people at the table next to us?” one of them inevitabl...

July 15, 2019

"Go back to where you came from" has long been the call of bigots and xenophobes in the U.S. It's what the Know Nothing Party of the 1850s said about Irish and German Catholic immigrants. It was aimed at Chinese immigrants who helped build the transcontinental railroad...

October 10, 2018

One of the privileges of my former position with the federal judicial branch was attending periodic meetings of a small, distinguished group of federal judges, chaired by the chief justice of the United States, who governed our agency. On our way to the meetings, the j...

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

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 

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...