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The Incorporation Doctrine and the Bill of Rights

By: Mike Maharrey In a previous Constitution 101 post, I established that the Bill of Rights was not originally intended to apply to the states. But lawyers and other supporters of ...

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Power for Mike DeWine…Before It’s Time

May 20, 2020 14th Amendment 0

by Thea Shoemake      Four years ago, I finally shut down a blog that was focused on the state of education in Ohio.  Active in local, state and national ...

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Today in History: 14th Amendment Ratified. Or Was it?

By: Dave Benner Today in 1868, the United States general government claimed that the 14th Amendment had received the endorsement of the requisite number of states to add it to ...

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Supreme Court Simultaneously Tramples State Sovereignty and Fourth Amendment

By: Suzanne Sherman A case recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court once again reveals the inherent danger of placing virtually unlimited authority in the federal judiciary and centralizing decision ...

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Judicial oligarchy is the wrong way to decide abortion policy

June 27, 2019 14th Amendment / Abortion 0

By: Rob Natelson Nine state legislatures recently have passed laws restricting abortion. Those laws may be good or bad. That’s a different question from whether they violate the Constitution. Part of being ...

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Curb on the regulatory state? Court holds corporations protected from “excessive fines”

By: Rob Natelson Governments often enforce economic regulations though fines far exceeding those imposed for truly criminal conduct. An agency may assess hundreds or even thousands of dollars for each ...

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