Overthrowing the Empire of the Mind

May 4, 2019 Monroe Doctrine 0

By: Robert Hawes “The empires of the future are empires of the mind.” – Winston Churchill While I’m gratified that so many Americans are at last waking up to the ...

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Federal court rules Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional

By Adam Shaw, Bill Mears A federal court on Friday found Ohio’s congressional map unconstitutional, ordering that a new map be proposed by June ahead of the 2020 elections -- ...

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Energy in the Legislature

by Philip A. Wallach The Vanishing Congress: Reflections on Politics in Washington is a curious hybrid. It is variously a primer on Congress’s constitutional duties, a scholarly (though note-less) consideration ...

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Our Fiduciary President

by Mike Rappaport One important area of constitutional law involves the Take Care Clause of the Constitution. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of disagreement about the Clause’s meaning. Happily, ...

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The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 in a Nutshell

By: Dave Benner In 1787, a series of long-lasting territorial disputes between states culminated in a new set of guidelines for a vast swath of North American land. In the ...

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The President and Obstruction, Specifically

By: Michael D. Ramsey I had not intended to write anything specific about the Mueller investigation beyond my general sketch of the constitutional aspects of the President and obstruction of justice.  But ...

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Texas Committee Passes Bill to Expand Right to Try, Further Reject Some FDA Restrictions on Experimental Treatments

May 2, 2019 FDA 0

By: Mike Maharrey AUSTIN, Texas (May 1, 2019) – Last week, a Texas House committee unanimously passed a bill that would expand the state’s “Right to Try” law, setting the foundation ...

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Federal Judge Cites “National Security” as Reason to Throw out Lawsuit over NSA Spying

By: Mike Maharrey People often say we shouldn’t worry about federal surveillance because the federal courts will protect our rights and ensure agencies like the NSA and FBI operate within ...

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Should James Ceaser Ditch His “FED 49” License Plate?

May 1, 2019 Founders / Framers / Republic 0

by Christopher James Wolfe Professor James Ceaser of the University of Virginia has recently published an article and a video conversation with Bill Kristol on the significance of the appellation, ...

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The President and Obstruction, Briefly

By: Michael D. Ramsey At Lawfare, Josh Blackman has an interesting analysis of the federal obstruction of justice statute as it relates to the Mueller report.  I think we have the same ...

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