No doubt that it is the duty of judges to say what they believe the law is, but that does not mean they are the only ones - juries have their role to play.
We are proud to present Law & Liberty‘s Top Ten posts of 2018:
1. Paging Doctor Marx, Theodore Dalrymple, January 22, 2018
The Lancet turns to Marx for wisdom in advancing public health, with predictable results.
2. France’s Psychodrama of 1968, Daniel Mahoney, May 1, 2018
Those who loathe and those who celebrate May 1968 agree it was a defining moment for Western democracy in its late modern form.
3. Leading a Worthy Life in a Scattered Time, Liberty Law Talk with Leon Kass, April 2, 2018
Law & Liberty editor Richard Reinsch hosts Leon Kass for a discussion of his latest book, Leading a Worthy Life: Finding Meaning In Modern Times.
4. Pope Francis’ Mess, Paul Seaton, April 14, 2018
Pope Francis has succeeded in making a mess for his Church, especially in his understanding of its core teachings.
5. For Judge Kavanaugh, It Must Be V for Victory, Richard M. Reinsch II, September 25, 2018
The Kavanaugh hearings showed that the will of the progressive shall not be impeded in its quest for cosmic justice.
6. “The Bubble” and the Judiciary: Is There a Solution?, Mark Pulliam, March 6, 2018
The federal judiciary has become dominated by what Glenn Harlan Reynolds calls Front-Row Kids—a credentialed elite with a prescribed resume.
7. Does Classical Liberalism Have a Foreign Policy?, John McGinnis, July 27, 2018
A foreign policy that pursues peaceful trade and self-defense aligns well with what classical liberals know about the limits of politics in general.
8. Trump, the Great De-Mythologizer, Daniel McCarthy, January 13, 2018
If there were a Cult of Trump, his supporters wouldn’t criticize him. They do—oftener and in more serious ways than George W. Bush’s fans criticized him.
9. Aristotle and the Seriousness of Politics, Fr. James V. Schall, November 16, 2018
The polity, Aristotle tells us, is where we do more than just stay alive: We are to live well, even nobly.
10. Churchill, Orwell, and Why We Admire Them, Barton Swaim, March 1, 2018
In an age of postmodern hyper-individualism, Churchill and Orwell’s advocacy of individual liberty isn’t what is most interesting about them.