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God Bless the Supreme Court, But Keep the Constitution Handy

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 9, 2020

God bless the Supreme Court and the American people who vested in it the judicial power of the United States. And the Little Sisters of the Poor, who stood for their rights, and by proxy, the rights of all fervently religious persons in America. By a…

The Big Test of Electoral College Is Yet To Come

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 7, 2020

Now that the Supreme Court has vouchsafed the power of a state to require its presidential electors to vote in line with their state’s popular vote, a new question glimmers in the constitutional mist: Could a state require its electors to vote agains…

At Mt. Rushmore, Trump Scoops the Democrats

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 4, 2020

With a rousing Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore, President Trump certainly laid down the principles on which he will now go to the hustings. His choice of a setting put him before the famed monument to four presidents — each of which is…

Could Left and Right Agree on This?

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 2, 2020

The piece on the current crisis that catches our eye runs on the Times op-ed page today under the headline “The Neoliberal Looting of America.” It’s by a law professor on the Coast, Mehrsa Baradaran. It’s about how, as she puts it, “the health o…

A Fitting Farewell to the Blaine Amendments

Editorial of The New York Sun
July 1, 2020

Congratulations to the Supreme Court for finally puncturing the religious bigotry of the Blaine Amendments. It did so by ruling Tuesday that the Constitution forbids Montana from excluding religious schools from a state scholarship program. Wrote…

The Room Where It Happens, Indeed

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 27, 2020

As the House readied its vote to make a new state out of the District of Columbia, the Speaker went before the press to dilate on injustice of what has obtained for the past 230 years. Mrs. Pelosi called the District “an affront to our democracy.” She noted that its residents pay taxes, serve in the military, and contribute to the “economic vitality” of America but lack for representation. “How could it be? Whose idea was that?”

Next in the Flynn Case: D.C. Circuit Is on the Spot

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 24, 2020

The next big question in the legal drama of General Michael Flynn is whether the full United States Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington will step in to review the decision of its colleagues on the panel that just ordered a district court to end the…

‘Theodore! With all thy faults —’

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 22, 2020

President Trump no doubt speaks for millions of New Yorkers and other Americans when he protests the decision to remove the statue of Theodore Roosevelt from in front of the Museum of Natural History. He calls the decision “ridiculous.” There are serious differing views. Ours is that it’s a sad day for those who thrill to the spirit of liberalism in our city and the inclusive Americanism for which Roosevelt stood during his heroic life.

Almost Runaway Prosecutor Bows To Rule of Law

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 20, 2020

“What Would Happen If Trump Refused to Leave Office?” That question is bruited in a headline the Atlantic issued a few months back. It’s been echoing around the Democratic press for months. The answer is that it would be an unsustaina…

Supreme Court: Is the Umpire Striking Back?

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 19, 2020

The idea that the Chief Justice of the United States has become fed up with President Trump is being mooted by Los Angeles Times. “The arc of the Supreme Court’s reactions to Trump shows a steady decline in the majority’s willingness to defer to…

The Backwards Triple Crown

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 19, 2020

We’re having a hard time getting our head around the decision to run this year’s Triple Crown races backwards. By which we mean the Belmont will be run first, this Saturday, to be followed by the Kentucky Derby and then, lastly, the Preakness. Which is all mixed up, apparently because of Covid-19. Normally, the Run for the Roses is the first of the greatest three race series in the Milky Way. Then the Preakness and the Belmont. We confess the new concept confuses us.

Bolton Is Called On a Point of Old-Fashioned Honor

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 18, 2020

Of all that has been disclosed so far in John Bolton’s campaign to get his book published, the most significant — at least to us — is the classified information non-disclosure agreement that binds Mr. Bolton to keep our national secrets. It sta…

Will Justice Gorsuch Now Get an Apology From the Democrats?

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 15, 2020

Today’s Supreme Court decision protecting Americans from being fired because of sexual orientation certainly makes one thing clear — it is a fool’s errand to predict what a justice is going to do once he is granted life tenure on the high bench…

Flynn: Who’s Playing the Politics?

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 13, 2020

The betting in Washington seems to be that the judges who ride the District of Columbia circuit of the federal appeals court are going to turn down General Michael Flynn’s petition for a writ of mandamus to end his case. The three circuit riders certainly hinted that they are not eager to tell the district judge, Emmet Sullivan, what to do, and that they have high regard for him.

General Flynn Goes Before the Appeals Court

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 11, 2020

To prepare for tomorrow’s hearing in the United States Court of Appeals of General Michael Flynn’s petition for an order to end the government’s case against him, we recommend watching “Just Mercy.” It’s a magnificent new movie dramatization…

A Sad Day for the Times and for Newspaperdom

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 8, 2020

The ouster of James Bennet as editorial page editor of the New York Times is a sad day for newspaperdom — an editor driven from his helm by a staff revolt at his decision to run an op-ed piece by a United States senator on a major current issue. It…

Forget Germany, But Keep Our GIs There

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 7, 2020

Long-term readers of The New York Sun will know that our annual nominee for the Nobel Prize in peace is G.I. Joe. America’s soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines have for decades been the greatest force for peace in the world. Yet not a singl…

A Trump Moment As Economy Starts To Pick Up

Editorial of The New York Sun
June 5, 2020

The sudden plunge in the unemployment rate just reported for May is a reminder of — for all the setbacks of the past few months — the extraordinary power of the Trump economy and the American free enterprise system. The economy added 2.5 million jo…