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Today in History: James Madison Vetoes “Bonus Bill” as Unconstitutional

March 7, 2020 History / James Madison 0

By: Dave Benner Today in 1817, President James Madison vetoed the Bonus Bill of 1817 – a plan that called for the federal construction of various roads, bridges, and canals ...

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Is Early Impeachment Practice Relevant to Original Meaning?

by Michael Stokes Paulsen In my most recent several posts in this series, I set forth the nearly overwhelming case for a broad understanding of “high Crime and Misdemeanors” as ...

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The Original Meaning of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors,” Part I

by Michael Stokes Paulsen I am in the midst of a series on the constitutional power of impeachment. A quick review: My first post set forth my core thesis – ...

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The Ratification-Era Understanding of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”

February 15, 2020 Impeachment 0

by Michael Stokes Paulsen Yesterday, I set forth Alexander Hamilton’s treatment of the scope of the constitutional power of impeachment in The Federalist: the broad range of offenses embraced by ...

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Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, and the Power of Impeachment

by Michael Stokes Paulsen In my most recent posts, I set forth the evidence from English legal history and from the records of the Constitutional Convention supporting a broad understanding ...

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Alabama Bill Would Bar Enforcement of any Federal Red-Flag Laws

By: Michael Boldin MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Feb. 5, 2020) – A bill filed in the Alabama House would prohibit state enforcement of any federal “red-flag” laws, setting the foundation to nullify ...

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Ignoring the Constitution

February 8, 2020 Constitution 0

By: Jacob Hornberger Constitutional violations have become so commonplace in American life that when they occur, the reaction among many Americans is ho-hum. There are two classic examples of this ...

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Defending Life, Liberty & Natural Rights

A Short Message On The Right To Keep & Bear Arms By KrisAnne Hall, JD The Right to keep and bear arms is an essential protection for Life and Liberty. ...

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The Best Short Introduction to the Real Constitution

February 1, 2020 Constitution 0

By: Mike Maharrey I recently appeared on the Tom Woods Show to talk about my new book, Constitution Owner’s Manual: The Real Constitution the Politicians Don’t Want You to Know ...

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Model Second Amendment Resolution for Counties or State Legislatures

by Publius Huldah Please note:  I reason from First Principles set forth in our two Founding Documents. WHEREAS, our Declaration of Independence is the Fundamental Act of our Founding and ...

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