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Tara Helfman

Tara Helfman

Tara Helfman is a visiting scholar at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and an associate professor at the Syracuse University College of Law.

In a matter of months, the Supreme Court will decide whether a right to same-sex marriage is guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution....

On Sunday night, Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor charged with investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, was found dead...

A few days ago President Obama summoned a press conference to announce the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. For all the misty-eyed platitudes, it...

Yesterday the House of Representatives voted along party lines to sue the President for rewriting key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The vote has...

The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited GovernmentBy Richard A. EpsteinHarvard University Press, 704 pages Most Americans first heard the name of Richard A....

When it comes to getting his way on domestic policy, President Obama seems to have found a model in Herman Melville’s Bartleby, the Scrivener: What...

This morning the Supreme Court voted by a 5-4 margin that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage as a legal union...

In 2009, Edith Windsor found herself saddled with an estate tax bill of almost $400,000. She sold some assets, paid the bill, and then sued...

With the tragic news that four Americans have been killed by Somali pirates, the scourge of modern-day pirate militias is driven home as something more than...