In the wake of Senate Democrats toying with the idea of religious tests for federal judges, some Catholic leaders are pushing back hard. Among them: Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins, who wrote a letter to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein about her bigoted assault on federal judicial nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
The political class has, for the moment, gotten over its hissy-fit regarding the expiration of the metadata collection provisions of the Patriot Act. New provisions, lauded by almost all sides, are set to go into effect. So where do our constitutional rights stand today? Pretty much where they were before all the talking began: