Ken Zaretzke

Ken Zaretzke writes from Seattle.

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  • Same-Sex Marriage: The Continuing Conversation
    September 2015

    Same-Sex Marriage: The Continuing Conversation

    Immanentizing the eschaton via Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy has achieved his long-sought goal—namely, to be to 21st-century America what Bonaparte was to 19th-century Europe.

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  • February 2013

    Gay Marriage in the Dock

    In the 2012 election, same-sex marriage made gains at the ballot box for the first time—however narrowly—in all four states where “marriage equality” was presented to the voters for decision. Have the American people been successfully fooled?

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  • Terminating an Unwanted Parentcy
    September 2010

    Terminating an Unwanted Parentcy

    Sheila X is a single woman living in San Diego. Shortly after giving birth to a child, she received her Law School Admission Test scores. To her surprise, they were high enough to guarantee admission to an elite law school. At about this time it was discovered that the newborn had a previously undetected handicap—a hearing loss.

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  • November 2009

    Pulling the Wool Over Their Eyes: A Straussian Memoir

    You may be taken aback by the first part of my title, but do not be. Wool, after all, is that which warms us. In the Ice Age, pulling wool over the eyes was tantamount to survival. That sense lingers in the phrase “pull the wool over your eyes”—or their eyes, as we say, referring to those who need our protection.

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  • July 2008

    Supreme Subjectivism and Arbitrary Abortion

    A half-century ago, in Cooper v. Aaron (1958), the Supreme Court referred to the “basic principle that the federal judiciary is supreme in the exposition of the law of the Constitution” as “settled doctrine” and “a permanent and indispensable feature of our constitutional system.”

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  • September 2007

    The Coming Slap in the Face

    In June 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Kelo v. City of New London, depriving property owners of rights that virtually everyone has always assumed they had.

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  • October 2006

    A Look Ahead

    The jurisprudence of liberty is a bright and shining star. Its twinkling arc across the sky of our constitutional polity signals the nation’s fundamental commitment to the dignity of the individual.

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