David G. Bjornstrom


David G. Bjornstrom is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar and retired California attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and tax law. He may be reached at david@catholicbusinessjournal.biz.



Articles:

Texas Law Declares "no More Censorship": Update On...

September 28, 2022

The big internet platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google are no longer allowed to censor conservative viewpoints in Texas. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a Texas law outlawing Big Tech censorship, requiring the social media...

Napa Catholic Conference- Post Roe America- Next Steps...

August 17, 2022

The Napa Catholic Conference last month included an inspiring series of talks on subjects as wide-ranging as theology, art, science and politics. One of the topics most discussed was the recent Dobbs case by which the Supreme Court finally overturned...

Can States Be Forced To Allow Chemical Abortions?

July 29, 2022

The Supreme Court has overruled Roe v. Wade, holding that each state should decide its own abortion law, but there is a new battle looming over whether that extends to chemical abortions. This is no small issue when more than...

Supreme Court Rules That The Constitution Means Just...

June 27, 2022

The Supreme Court's recent decisions on abortion and the Second Amendment right to bear arms are finally placing limits on the kind of judicial activism that has made our Constitution and Constitutional law almost unrecognizable. While these two cases may...

U.s. Supreme Court Oks Big Tech Censorship

June 5, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 31, in the case of NetChoice v. Paxton, that Twitter, Facebook and Google can censor conservative political views, at least for now, while challenges against a Texas anti-censorship law make their way through...

Federal Court Declares Airplane Mask Mandate Illegal--whether Or...

May 1, 2022

A Federal District Court in the case of Health Freedom Defense Fund v. Joe Biden has held that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) illegally forced passengers to wear face masks on airplanes and other public transportation since early last...

Out Of Control Government Agencies, Will The Court...

April 5, 2022

Government agencies, run by thousands of unelected, unaccountable and mostly unreachable bureaucrats, increasingly affect nearly every aspect of American life. We are forced to comply with burdensome IRS requirements. Businesses struggle under onerous EPA rules. Most recently, we've seen heavy-handed...

New Supreme Court Justice- The Court Is Not...

February 16, 2022

President Biden has vowed to appoint a black woman to the Supreme Court in order to achieve more diversity among the Justices. He wants the Court to represent all Americans, and of course he wants a Justice who will be open...

Supreme Court Opens Pandora's Box On Vaccine Mandates

January 21, 2022

The Supreme Court has rebuffed, for now, the government's OSHA vaccine mandate that would have affected 80 million American workers. While that was good news, the Court unfortunately failed to address some of the biggest problems with that mandate, and...

Making Sense Of The Covid Vaccine Mandate Hearing...

January 5, 2022

On Friday, January 7th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate, which applies to 80 million U.S. workers. President Biden wants the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to force all companies with...

Government Vaccine Mandates Versus The Right To Privacy

December 1, 2021

I never thought I would say this, but maybe Roe v. Wade got just one thing right. After all, even the biggest lies generally contain just a grain of truth to make the lie seem more plausible. Roe was decided...

Vaccine Mandates Must Allow Religious Exemptions

November 4, 2021

Many of us as Christians have moral and religious objections to the Covid vaccine based on the fact that aborted baby tissue was used in its development and testing. There may be other religious objections as well based on beliefs...

Vaccine Mandates Versus Natural Immunity Or Testing

September 27, 2021

We keep reading about new Covid vaccine mandates imposed by governments, employers, educational institutions and entertainment venues. They make no exception for people who have already had the disease, despite numerous studies showing that natural immunity from having the disease...

The Texas Heartbeat Law Needs Follow-through

September 8, 2021

The Supreme Court has taken a big step in rebuffing legal challenges to the Texas Heartbeat law that outlaws most abortions in Texas after about six weeks from conception. We need the Court to follow through later this year by...

Free Speech And Social Media - Does Big...

September 2, 2021

President Trump has filed lawsuits against Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accusing them of working with the government to censor free speech. His lawsuits raise two points: The big internet platforms are violating the First Amendment by colluding with government officials...

China And The Vatican

August 17, 2021

Father Paul Mariani, S.J., professor at Santa Clara University, gave a fascinating talk at the Napa Institute Summer Conference on the subject of China and the Vatican. Father Mariani's presentation centered on a 2018 "provisional accord" between China and the...

Napa Institute: Practical Ways To Defend Catholic Moral...

August 3, 2021

The Napa Catholic Conference last month included a presentation on very practical ways to defend the Church's moral teachings in a world that too often just doesn't hear the truth. Father Robert Spitzer, S.J., President of the Magis Center for...

Fasting: Something Concrete And Powerful We Can Do...

August 1, 2021

The Eleventh Annual Napa Institute Catholic Conference included a practical but very profound talk on the subject of fasting by Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., O.P., of The Busch School of Business at Catholic University of America. The Bible is full...

All Things Made New: Napa Institute Summer Conference...

July 26, 2021

The Eleventh Annual Napa Catholic Conference was held July 22-24, 2021, with an impressive lineup of Catholic speakers on the theme "All Things Made New." The conference included Mass and a wide range of talks, including religious and spiritual topics,...

Sanctuary Cities For The Unborn- Abortion Illegal In...

July 14, 2021

A growing number of cities in America are taking steps to outlaw abortion, sending a strong message to the abortion industry that they are not welcome. "Sanctuary Cities For The Unborn" include 33 cities as of July 12, 2021, in...

Is Roe V. Wade On A Collision Course...

June 7, 2021

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor famously stated in 1983 that  Roe v. Wade is "on a collision course with itself” considering ongoing advances in medical science. Roe contains the seeds of its own destruction since the Court's basic premise,...

Are Pro-abortion Politicians Excommunicated?

May 4, 2021

Cardinal Bishop Raymond Burke, a prominent Church prelate and Canon lawyer, issued a statement on April 7, 2021 explaining that politicians who publicly support abortion and other intrinsic evils contrary to Church teaching should not receive Holy Communion. He based...

Court-packing: What Is It? Why Is It Unconstitutional?...

April 21, 2021

A group of Democratic lawmakers has launched an effort to let President Biden appoint four new Justices to the Supreme Court. Their stated purpose is to change the balance on the Court so that it will approve the Democrats' liberal...

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas On A Mission...

April 12, 2021

On April 5, Justice Thomas issued a concurring opinion in the case  Joseph Biden vs. Knight First Amendment Institute, addressing the historically unprecedented control of information and communication by a few privately owned digital platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Google and...

Abortion Is Unconstitutional And Not A State Issue

April 6, 2021

There is a common misconception that if the Supreme Court overrules Roe vs. Wade, abortion will be outlawed. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Many, if not most, of the individual states would still allow abortion absent a nationwide ban....

Vaccine Mandates And Employer Liability

March 8, 2021

We have seen varying degrees of public hysteria since the beginning of Covid 19 and more than a little government overreach. Some of that may begin to subside now with reduced new cases and rollout of the vaccines, but with...

Covid Vaccine Myths And Morality

February 9, 2021

As a California attorney, I take regular continuing education classes. With Covid on everyone's’ minds, I decided to learn something about vaccine laws. Some of what I learned was eye-opening, including the truth about three common Covid vaccine myths. Myth...

Is The Vaccine Moral?

December 30, 2020

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen time and again just how much the so-called "experts" don't know. There have been ongoing disagreements among medical researchers and the public health community with their ever-changing predictions. The experts...

What Is Responsible Voting?  

October 20, 2020

Since we are responsible for the actions of those we elect, how should we vote when there is no perfect candidate? Obviously, the same way we make other prudential decisions in an imperfect world… we prioritize and weigh competing issues...

History And Racism- Who Are The Racists?

August 10, 2020

We hear a lot these days about systemic or institutionalized racism, especially in connection with the police and persisting economic disparity between races. Protesters say historical racism is so embedded in our western culture that we need to erase symbols...

Contact Tracing, Mandatory Smartphone Apps And China

June 16, 2020

As our society gradually unwinds the Covid-19 shutdowns and people reenter the public workforce, we’re seeing new government efforts to “protect” us whether we like it or not. This increasingly involves mandatory health screenings and various forms of technology-assisted "contact...

Do Shutdowns Save Lives?

May 20, 2020

We have been “socially distanced” now for more than two months with widespread mandatory business closures. The purpose of this was to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, “flatten the curve” so that our hospitals will not be overwhelmed and...

Working Our Way Back

May 5, 2020

We all agree on the need to start reopening the economy, and our lives in general, as soon as possible to avoid a cascading array of catastrophes—major economic problems, business failures, unemployment, depression, domestic problems, suicides, possible food shortages, increased...