David French and Alexandra DeSanctis briefly discuss Roy Moore's race in Alabama then discuss in-depth the police killing of pest control worker Daniel Shaver, the rules for use of force by police, and the danger of reflexive pro- or anti-police bias.
David French and Alexandra DeSanctis break down the Masterpiece Cakeshop oral arguments, contemplate Justice Kennedy’s “anti-bully” jurisprudence, discuss the most surprising moment of the argument, and make their optimistic and pessimistic predictions.
David and Alexandra answer the question, "Is Trump immune from an obstruction of justice charge?" They also discuss the difference between indictment and impeachment and then discuss how even member of the conservative pundit hall of fame can be wrong about the First Amendment.
David French and Alexandra DeSanctis take on two terrible arguments -- addressing first a philosophy professor's case for Roy Moore and then deceptive attacks on free speech and religious liberty from the Left.
David French and Alexandra DeSanctis discuss the sexual-misconduct double-standard for liberal icons, explore why politicians from both parties get a pass when titans of industry do not, and lament a terrible abortion ruling from a Texas federal court.
David French and Alexandra DeSanctis explain the legal meaning of the claims against Al Franken, ask whether the modern moment will cause the culture to question the sexual revolution, and ponder the propriety of the "Pence Rule."
David French and Alexandra DeSanctis talk to the Alliance Defending Freedom’s David Cortman and Kristen Waggoner, lead lawyers in two of the most important Supreme Court free speech cases in a generation, speak about their cases, their clients, and the constitutional issues at stake.
David French and Alexandra DeSanctis discuss good news from the Supreme Court, describe why due process isn’t relevant to weighing the claims against Roy Moore, and Alexandra justifies her opposition to the new Lord of the Rings series coming soon from Amazon.
David French and Alexandra DeSanctis discuss a vital potential Supreme Court case. Can pro-life crisis pregnancy centers be compelled to advertise free abortions? The Ninth Circuit says yes, the First Amendment should say no.
David French and Alexandra DeSanctis discuss the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the Left’s vicious response to Americans who offer prayers in response to mass shootings, and the impact of various so-called “common sense” gun control proposals on gun violence and civil liberties.
David French and Alexandra DeSanctis break down a big day in the Russian investigation. Paul Manafort indicted, George Papadopoulos pled guilty, and Tony Podesta stepped down from his lobbying firm. What does it all mean?
It’s a war on terror edition of the Liberty Files. David French discusses and dismisses the Niger/Benghazi comparison and the many problems with the latest court rulings against Trump’s so-called “Travel Ban.”
David French talks to UCLA professor John Villasenor about his new survey showing that a shocking number of college students not only approve of censorship, many even approve of violence to stop “offensive” speech.
In a special edition of the Liberty Files, David French asks why Democratic senators are imposing religious tests for public office, exposes the absurdity of the SPLC's so-called "hate map," and explains how radical anti-religious thought goes mainstream.
David French speaks with Harvey Silverglate, FIRE co-founder and former president of the board of the Massachusetts chapter of the ACLU, about problems with the recent "free speech" event in Boston, the ACLU's inconsistencies, and the persistent free speech crisis on campus.
In a special edition of The Liberty Files, David French breaks down the cultural and corporate threat to free speech online. In the aftermath of Charlottesville, corporate progressives gear up to ban "hate groups" from the web. But can they be trusted to protect the marketplace of ideas?