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Oh, How I Loath the TSA

August 1, 2019 Uncategorized 0

By: Mike Maharrey I recently took a trip that required me to fly. I was filled with a sense of dread as I got ready to head to the airport, ...

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Constitutional Text and State Sovereign Immunity

July 30, 2019 Uncategorized 0

By: Michael Rappaport One of the most difficult issues for the originalists on the Supreme Court has been state sovereign immunity. While these originalists usually argue against interpretations that do ...

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Justice Thomas’s Credo

July 29, 2019 Uncategorized 0

The Constitution, not precedent, is the law of the land by Myron Magnet One of the most striking aspects of Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Gamble v. United States was ...

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If Angels Educated Men

July 29, 2019 Uncategorized 0

by Geoffrey Vaughan Is homeschooling a big deal? To those who engage in it, such as my family, yes, of course. For most others it is a seldom-encountered curiosity. The ...

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Reminder: Words on Parchment Don’t Give Us Rights

By: TJ Martinell A bill filed in the Virginia General Assembly sought to uphold the right to keep and bear arms as described in the Second Amendment and in the ...

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The Court and the Fed: Our Own Aristocratic Element

July 10, 2019 Uncategorized 0

by John O. McGinnis The idea of a mixed regime goes back to ancient times. Philosophers contrasted pure regimes, like democracy or oligarchy, with those that combined different classes, such ...

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Dueling Originalists (and Justice Thomas on Stare Decisis) in Gamble v. United States

June 24, 2019 Uncategorized 0

By: Michael D. Ramsey The Supreme Court’s decision Monday in Gamble v. United States confirms the validity of the “dual sovereigns” doctrine: that successive prosecutions in state and federal court for the ...

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How do we protect our rights?

by James D. Best We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among ...

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Why the Founders Wanted You to Own Military-Style Weapons

By: TJ Martinell Two hundred and twenty-seven years ago this month, the U.S. Congress passed the Militia Acts of 1792. This pair of bills authorized the president to lead the ...

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Fix Education by Radical Decentralization

May 13, 2019 Uncategorized 0

By: Justin Spears Almost everybody admits that the American school system underperforms. “Reform” is almost universally prescribed as the solution. But in other walks of life, bad ideas are not ...

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