Kent Greenfield


Kent Greenfield is professor of law and a Law Fund Research Scholar at Boston College Law School. His latest book is The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits. He can be contacted on his website at

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If businesses are allowed to discriminate citing religious beliefs, then get ready to see some ugly throwbacks to pre-Civil Rights Era America.   Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Opponents of same-sex marriage have long argued that allowing such unions will lead to marriages among more than two people and between adults who are related. They're right. Read more

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The Supreme Court may strike down Prop. 8 and DOMA—just not in the name of marriage equality. Read more

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High-profile cases, like the two gay marriage ones next week, tend to attract crazy amici curiae briefs like Kid Rock songs to a gun rally. Read more

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The NRA crowd loves to use the Constitution card when pushing against gun control. Only problem is, their argument doesn't quite work. Read more

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Despite his intellect, the former Supreme Court nominee lacked one quality any good judge must have: empathy. Read more

Law and Justice


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In all likelihood, the Supreme Court will split the baby on the two gay-marriage cases it has agreed to hear this term. Read more

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