Thomas Wheatley

Thomas Wheatley is a lawyer and regular contributor to Local Opinions.
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Virginia should reject the ERA

The obvious point of the ERA was to rectify an illicit disparity between men and women by advancing the civil rights of women and to enshrine the principle of legal equality between the two sexes in our highest form of law.

November 15, 2019

A Virginia teacher is fighting for his religious freedom. Good for him.

A school’s decision posed a foreboding and dark augury for the First Amendment.

October 9, 2019

In keeping Brett Kavanaugh, George Mason made the right move

A group of students calling itself “Mason 4 Survivors” doesn't appear to be simply glossing over a gap in reasoning, but seems to have absolutely no awareness there’s a gap at all.

April 29, 2019

The juvenile case behind the effort to revoke the Trump hotel’s liquor license

It's not a clever way to stick it to the president. It’s a petty abuse of the law.

August 3, 2018

Maryland flunks freedom of speech

What are its stringent campaign contribution limits delivering?

April 27, 2018

West Virginians should reject a misguided call for less political speech

More speech, not less, is how a democracy survives.

February 23, 2018

President Trump should nominate Trey Gowdy for the 4th Circuit

Gowdy could bring this court back to Earth.

February 5, 2018

D.C.’s Fair Elections Act would give more power to the already powerful

The system is prone to abuse and not worth the money.

January 12, 2018

It’s time for Shelly Simonds to concede

The election is over, and she lost.

January 9, 2018

Appeasement is a bad reason to support the Maryland Trust Act

Immigrants, particularly those escaping violence and economic hardship in Central America, deserve our help.

December 11, 2017