Opinion contributor Bruce Ledewitz teaches constitutional law at Duquesne Kline Law School in Pittsburgh. His work appears biweekly on the Capital-Star’s Commentary Page. He hosts the “Bends Toward Justice” podcast. His latest book, “The Universe Is On Our Side: Restoring Faith in American Public Life,” is out now. His opinions do not represent the position of Kline Duquesne Law School.
There are limits to the American Renaissance over Ukraine | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - March 30, 2022
American public life remains as unhealthy as it was before Vladimir Putin's brutal invasion.
Ukrainians are fighting and dying to defend their homes. Could I do the same? | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - March 16, 2022
The crisis in Ukraine, and the courage of its people, presents America with a chance for a national renaissance.
What does the Jan. 6 committee hope to learn from Sen. Doug Mastriano? | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - March 2, 2022
If Mastriano can be called to testify, why not every Republican legislator who voted to reject lawful Biden electors?
Why do Pa. courts have a say on mail-in voting? They probably shouldn’t | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - February 10, 2022
The Commonwealth Court decision striking down mail-in voting for the 2022 election is probably unconstitutional
How the U.S. Supreme Court is inviting the Senate to scrap the filibuster | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - February 2, 2022
If you agree with the justices that the people must rule, then you should also support getting rid of the filibuster.
The Big Lie is undermining our democracy. Both parties need to to defeat it | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - January 19, 2022
Americans are legitimately worried about the future of democracy.
Sure, things seem bad. But there are some reasons to be cheerful in 2022 | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - January 5, 2022
Even if President Joe Biden is no FDR, it is still true that the only thing we have to be pessimistic about is pessimism itself.
How should the law adjust to the Rittenhouse verdict? | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - December 21, 2021
First, government officials can take a firmer and clearer hand in dealing with violent protests. Arson and looting are not part of any legitimate political expression. State and local governments can only keep out private gunmen if officials are able to protect lives and property. No widespread arson, no Kyle Rittenhouse.
Stop calling Kyle Rittenhouse a hero. He killed two unarmed people | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - December 9, 2021
Based on the Rittenhouse verdict, the rest of us are now unsafe around anyone with a gun
Maybe deficits do matter after all | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - November 24, 2021
Both political parties have been irresponsible about the national debt. Do the Dems want to make it worse?
No, this isn’t Facebook’s ‘Big Tobacco’ moment | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - November 9, 2021
When dealing with constitutionally protected speech, the government needs to tread carefully.
Here’s what’s at stake in Texas abortion case before U.S. Supreme Court | Bruce Ledewitz
By: Bruce Ledewitz - November 1, 2021
The Biden administration is arguing today that We the People have a legitimate interest in Texas’s continuing and flagrant violation of constitutional rights. Hopefully the Supreme Court will agree.