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Citizens Do Not Agree that the Supreme Court Is Too Conservative

July 20, 2018 Government / SCOTUS 0

Both journalists and academics argue that the current Supreme Court is one of the most right wing courts in our history. Some even predict that Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination may cause ...

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Don’t Blame the Constitution for Your Loss of Liberty

Some people want to blame the intrusive, overreaching federal government we have today on the Constitution. Many cite a quote fro 19th-century anarchist Lysander Spooner drive home their point: “But ...

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Big Spenders Get Worse Every Year: The History of Growth Since 1940

In March of 2018, President Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill to avoid shutting down the federal government. After signing the 2,200-page bill, the president proclaimed ...

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Founding Principles as Pillars of Our Foreign Policy – Panel presentation by the Federalist Society

The Federalist Society What role should Congress play in determining our country's foreign policy? On June 6, 2018, the Federalist Society's Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group and the ...

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Judge Kethledge Is the Best Choice to Curtail the Administrative State

July 9, 2018 Government / Liberty 0

The Trump administration has made a priority of shrinking the administrative state. A recent study authored by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), which is headed by the prominent constitutional-law ...

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Check Your Supreme Court Privilege

July 6, 2018 Government / SCOTUS 0

In my last post, I noted that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had failed to recuse herself from the travel ban case and that she had failed even to issue an ...

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A Jeffersonian American Patriot is a State Patriot

One day in January 1811, Thomas Jefferson wrote to a French man of letters whose book he so much admired that he translated it into English and saw to its ...

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Constitutional Interpretation and the Impeachment Power

Last week, I began what I expect to be a series of posts on the constitutional power of impeachment. What is the proper understanding of the Constitution’s standard for impeachment ...

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Independence Day and what it means to all Americans

July 4, 2018 Government / History 0

It is unfortunate that, for many Americans, Independence Day has simply become a holiday known as July 4th, and revolves around a gathering of family and friends with food and ...

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A Future Justice Kavanaugh and Executive Privilege

July 3, 2018 Government / History 0

If a prosecutor one day decided to indict President Donald Trump, a future Justice Brett Kavanaugh might not be the one to stop it. Media reports, like this one over ...

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