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Federal Reserve and Enumerated Powers

By: Mike Maharrey The Federal Reserve is the engine that drives the biggest, most powerful government in the history of the world. We can trace the origins of the federal reserve back to ...

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Alexander Hamilton’s “Implied Powers” Wrecked the Constitution

By: Mike Maharrey During the ratification debates, supporters of the Constitution insisted that the new general government would only exercise the powers explicitly enumerated in the document. But less than three years ...

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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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4 Founders on the President and War Powers under the Constitution

By: Michael Boldin A lot of “experts” want you to believe that under Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution the executive branch rarely – if ever – needs to ...

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