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In our blog, read about the political and cultural issues affecting Tennesseans written from a conservative perspective. Commentaries are typically written by David Fowler, an attorney who served in the Tennessee state Senate for 12 years before joining FACT as President.

Barrett, Breyer, and Baloney: SCOTUS, Court Packing, and Roe v. Wade

Barrett, Breyer, and Baloney: SCOTUS, Court Packing, and Roe v. Wade

Sep 17, 2021 by David Fowler

“Barrett, Breyer, and Baloney” is not the name of a law firm that practices before the U.S. Supreme Court. Rather it is a description of my reaction to comments made this week by two Justices—one liberal, the other conservative (per...
Talking ‘Smack’ to SCOTUS on Roe v. Wade?

Talking ‘Smack’ to SCOTUS on Roe v. Wade?

Jul 30, 2021 by David Fowler

Eighty briefs were filed with the United States Supreme Court by pro-life organizations and persons in support of Mississippi’s constitutional authority to ban all elective abortions after 15 weeks. My name went on one of those briefs as its au...
Getting My Pro-Life Advocacy Right-Side Up in SCOTUS Brief

Getting My Pro-Life Advocacy Right-Side Up in SCOTUS Brief

Jun 25, 2021 by David Fowler

It has been building for a couple of years, but it hit me like a ton of bricks on Wednesday that the basis for my pro-life advocacy for the last 20 plus years has been predominately upside down and backwards. Thankfully, that mistake will not be ...
Abortion Was Not the Real Issue in Roe v. Wade

Abortion Was Not the Real Issue in Roe v. Wade

Jun 18, 2021 by David Fowler

Last month the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear a case involving Mississippi’s ban on all elective abortion from and after fifteen weeks gestation. The options before the Court in terms of whether to affirm Roe v. Wade and Plann...
Can a Democratic Congress Protect Abortion if Roe is Overturned?

Can a Democratic Congress Protect Abortion if Roe is Overturned?

Jun 11, 2021 by David Fowler

The Washington Post ran a story this week headlined, “The Supreme Court may toss Roe. But Congress can still preserve abortion rights.” Assuming Democrats can get the votes in the U.S. Senate to enact the abortion-protecting leg...
My Prediction After State’s Oral Argument Defending Abortion Ban Laws

My Prediction After State’s Oral Argument Defending Abortion Ban Laws

Apr 30, 2021 by David Fowler

Yesterday I listened to the oral arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit over the correctness of federal District Court Judge William Campbell’s decision to prevent enforcement of Governor Lee’s abortion legi...
Upcoming State Legislation Will Separate the Sheep from the Goats

Upcoming State Legislation Will Separate the Sheep from the Goats

Mar 26, 2021 by David Fowler

In politics, a war takes place every primary election cycle among Republican gubernatorial and legislative candidates over who is the real conservative. In the general election, a more subtle war occurs between those who claim to be Christians...
The Link in Principle Between Mask Mandates and Roe v. Wade

The Link in Principle Between Mask Mandates and Roe v. Wade

Jan 28, 2021 by David Fowler

I have often quoted Alexis de Tocqueville’s statement that “if lights that guide us ever go out, they will fade little by little, as if of their own accord” and that “[c]onfining ourselves to practice, we may lose sight of b...
Will Ballot Issues Make Tennessee’s Constitution Meaningless?

Will Ballot Issues Make Tennessee’s Constitution Meaningless?

Jul 30, 2020 by David Fowler

  This week, Tennessee’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments in regard to a lawsuit in which a handful of Tennesseans alleged that Tennessee’s absentee ballot statutes violate their right to vote. As I read some of the questions the ...
Federal Court’ Opinion on Tennessee Abortion Law Painful to Read

Federal Court’ Opinion on Tennessee Abortion Law Painful to Read

Jul 30, 2020 by David Fowler

Everybody knew the federal district court would prevent the state from enforcing the abortion law that the legislature passed on the last day of the legislative session. District courts adhere closely to U.S. Supreme Court precedent. However, it seem...

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