Jeff Jacoby
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'Kill yourself,' she texted, and he killed himself. Does that make her a killer? The Boston Globe November 3, 2019
Abolishing birthright citizenship would be 'frankly ridiculous' — and profoundly un-American The Boston Globe August 28, 2019
The sheer ingratitude of Dennis Prager The Boston Globe July 28, 2019
Biden was right. Busing was wrong The Boston Globe July 3, 2019
When terrorists killed his daughter, his long crusade for justice began The Boston Globe April 28, 2019
Lower the voting age? Let's raise it instead The Boston Globe March 17, 2019
Good policy, bad policymaking, and the 2020 census fight The Boston Globe February 24, 2019
A war memorial is in the form of a cross. Is that a problem? The Boston Globe December 16, 2018
Victims may be sincere, but memory is fallible The Boston Globe October 10, 2018
Collins falsely cries 'bribery!' in crowdfunded political theater The Boston Globe September 19, 2018
Anthony Kennedy answered tough questions. Judge Kavanaugh should, too The Boston Globe July 11, 2018
The cynical 'millionaires tax' didn't fool the SJC The Boston Globe June 20, 2018
The real significance of the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision The Boston Globe June 6, 2018
Snobs rage, but the Berkshire Museum's future looks bright The Boston Globe April 18, 2018
Her 'Little Pink House' was her castle — until the government said it wasn't The Boston Globe April 15, 2018
Government unions play politics with unconstitutional dollars The Boston Globe February 28, 2018
Arts elitists to Berkshire Museum: Drop dead The Boston Globe January 28, 2018
In an age of e-commerce, the 'Quill rule' is more vital than ever The Boston Globe January 21, 2018
If the SJC sticks to precedent, the 'millionaire tax' is going nowhere The Boston Globe December 13, 2017
What the Constitution says about cakes and compelled speech The Boston Globe December 3, 2017
Liberate government workers from forced union fees The Boston Globe October 22, 2017
Abusive gerrymandering can be stopped, but not by judges The Boston Globe October 4, 2017
Why do presidents have unfettered power to pardon? The Boston Globe August 30, 2017
Freedom of speech, even in therapy The Boston Globe May 7, 2017
Don't nuke the filibuster — restore it The Boston Globe April 5, 2017
Gorsuch says judges aren't 'secret legislators'. Actually, they legislate all the time The Boston Globe March 22, 2017
Is that sermon political? The Boston Globe February 5, 2017
No men need apply The Boston Globe February 3, 2017
Make SCOTUS nominees answer the tough questions The Boston Globe January 29, 2017
Healey's Exxon witch-hunt The Boston Globe December 11, 2016
Is Thanksgiving constitutional? The Boston Globe November 23, 2016
The candidates' high court priority — and the Constitution's The Boston Globe October 20, 2016
Houses of worship are more than pews and prayerbooks The Boston Globe April 5, 2016
If the Supreme Court had term limits, confirmations wouldn't be so bloody The Boston Globe February 28, 2016
Obama can't rewrite immigration law, even for the better The Boston Globe November 15, 2015
The power to regulate is the power to destroy The Boston Globe October 14, 2015
Strike down the Supreme Court's 'buffer zone' The Boston Globe September 6, 2015
How judges corrode the rule of law The Boston Globe July 2, 2015
A fitting sentence for the Boston Marathon terrorist The Boston Globe May 15, 2015
Repeal that law school The Boston Globe May 13, 2015
Death or life for Tsarnaev? The Boston Globe April 22, 2015
Campaign contributions and double standards The Boston Globe March 15, 2015
Gun rights should cross state lines The Boston Globe January 21, 2015
Justices don't belong at the State of the Union pep rally The Boston Globe January 11, 2015
Same-sex weddings, and the right not to perform them The Boston Globe October 26, 2014
Wrong sperm, right baby. Why the lawsuit? The Boston Globe October 12, 2014
DA's abuse of discretion should be condemned, not cheered The Boston Globe September 17, 2014
A 'right' to recline? The Boston Globe September 3, 2014
Don't like the Constitution? Amend it The Boston Globe July 16, 2014
Blinders and buffer zones The Boston Globe July 4, 2014
Credit cards have expiration dates. Laws should too The Boston Globe June 16, 2014
US legal bubble can't pop soon enough The Boston Globe May 12, 2014
Money in politics? McCutcheon's foes don't always say no The Boston Globe April 6, 2014
Eminent disaster The Boston Globe March 12, 2014
The Court, the buffer zone, and the marketplace of ideas The Boston Globe January 26, 2014
Buffering out the right to hear The Boston Globe January 5, 2014
Another slip down the slope from gay marriage The Boston Globe December 22, 2013
Impeach Obama? Not a chance The Boston Globe December 18, 2013
Does the First Amendment stop at 35 feet? The Boston Globe November 10, 2013
Supreme Court life tenure needs a rethink The Boston Globe July 10, 2013
Voting rights and the chains of memory The Boston Globe June 30, 2013
How far does 'marriage equality' go? The Boston Globe May 29, 2013
King's 'Letter' and the law The Boston Globe April 14, 2013
Still obsessed with Citizens United The Boston Globe February 27, 2013
Bad guys' lawyers The Boston Globe January 13, 2013
Life terms for teen killers: neither cruel nor unusual The Boston Globe July 15, 2012
The #%@*&! problem The Boston Globe June 17, 2012
Jim McGovern's war on the Constitution The Boston Globe April 25, 2012
On trial at Rutgers: hate crime or thought crime? The Boston Globe March 14, 2012
Ganging up on Ginsburg The Boston Globe February 8, 2012
The Supreme Court's judgment isn't absolute The Boston Globe January 1, 2012
The affirmative-action myth The Boston Globe December 23, 2011
An 'end point' for race-based admissions The Boston Globe December 18, 2011
In Oregon, a profile in incoherence The Boston Globe November 30, 2011
A deep breath for free speech The Boston Globe November 13, 2011
Looting Lorillard The Boston Globe December 22, 2010
Is capital punishment racist? The Boston Globe December 5, 2010
The most conservative court? Hardly The Boston Globe October 10, 2010
Let the private sector fund stem-cell research The Boston Globe August 29, 2010
Born in the U.S.A. The Boston Globe August 15, 2010
Look who's defending states' rights The Boston Globe July 18, 2010
Declining on the bench The Boston Globe June 29, 2010
Not another 'hollow charade' The Boston Globe May 19, 2010
Who decides what 'marriage' means? The Boston Globe May 12, 2010
Signing on the line is a public act The Boston Globe May 2, 2010
Candidates, campaigns, and New Coke The Boston Globe January 30, 2010
'The freedom to think for ourselves' The Boston Globe January 24, 2010
Live from New York, a terror trial we'll regret The Boston Globe November 18, 2009
Kabuki and Sonia Sotomayor The Boston Globe July 15, 2009
The 'racist' brand The Boston Globe June 10, 2009
Lady Justice's blindfold The Boston Globe May 10, 2009
Roe and Doe, 36 years on The Boston Globe January 25, 2009
A silver bullet for Obama's campaign? The Boston Globe June 29, 2008
When judicial restraint goes too far The Boston Globe May 14, 2008
A 'shadowy' Society The Boston Globe November 21, 2007
Ludicrous lawsuits The Boston Globe June 17, 2007
Lawful incest may be on its way The Boston Globe May 2, 2007
The Constitution's guardrails The Boston Globe December 17, 2006
Misreading a sign of the times The Boston Globe June 21, 2006
Demagogues and the marriage debate The Boston Globe June 7, 2006
Scalia loosens up The Boston Globe March 19, 2006
'Freedom for the thought we hate' The Boston Globe March 1, 2006
'Privacy' by decree The Boston Globe November 9, 2005
Make them answer The Boston Globe September 18, 2005
Dying to get off the court The Boston Globe September 7, 2005
When justices refuse to retire The Boston Globe July 28, 2005
Eminent injustice in New London The Boston Globe June 26, 2005
The case for judicial term limits The Boston Globe May 26, 2005
Why NOT torture terrorists? The Boston Globe March 20, 2005
A phony 'consensus' on youthful killers The Boston Globe March 6, 2005
The pirates of eminent domain The Boston Globe February 27, 2005
Medical marijuana: the real stakes The Boston Globe December 9, 2004
Old enough to kill. Old enough to die? The Boston Globe October 21, 2004
The abusers of eminent domain The Boston Globe September 30, 2004
The timeless meaning of marriage The Boston Globe November 16, 2003
If Pell grants are lawful, vouchers are too The Boston Globe December 14, 2000
The accuracy of capital punishment The Boston Globe February 28, 2000
An inspirational teacher of law The Boston Globe October 16, 1997
Rewarding deadbeats The Boston Globe June 10, 1997
In Jones vs. Clinton, hypocrisy left and right The Boston Globe January 30, 1997
A nominee of a different color The Boston Globe September 10, 1996
Paying the price for faith The Boston Globe August 29, 1996
Why the voters should judge the judges The Boston Globe August 8, 1996
Cut the fawning over Justice Liacos The Boston Globe July 11, 1996
100 years after Plessy, and we're still counting by race The Boston Globe April 25, 1996
There's a remedy for incompetent judges The Boston Globe April 18, 1996
Should discrimination against homosexuals be illegal? The Boston Globe October 26, 1995
The terrible crimes of Ivan The Boston Globe September 28, 1995
The Supreme Court doesn't have the final word The Boston Globe September 7, 1995
Whose parade? Whose message? The Boston Globe May 2, 1995
Stop-at-nothing zealots exploit the ADA The Boston Globe March 23, 1995
No freedom to mangle the First Amendment The Boston Globe January 31, 1995
Judging policy passed at the polls The Boston Globe November 17, 1994
Are there limits to congressional power? The Boston Globe November 15, 1994
When judges blunder, the remedy is impeachment The Boston Globe June 28, 1994
Clinton in court over a come-on? Come on! The Boston Globe May 17, 1994
A glib excuse to crash the St. Pat's parade The Boston Globe March 10, 1994
A blacker shade of racist The Boston Herald September 16, 1991

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