Category Archives: Law and Constitution

The Constitutional Lawyer Who Was Unclear on the “Separation of Powers” Concept

“I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution.” – Senator Barack Obama, March 30, 2007 ORLY? Obama tells Cabinet to find areas open to executive action President Barack Obama told his … Continue reading

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Everybody Needs to Chill Out

Welcome to July! As of today the month of June, the first half of 2014 and the most recent term of the U.S. Supreme Court are officially over. With a little luck from the baseball gods, the worst “June swoon” … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day! Al Sharpton Race-Baits!

Mediaite: During a hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday over affirmative action, Justice Antonin Scalia made a comment about the 14th Amendment, saying it protects everybody and not “only the blacks.” Needless to say, MSNBC’s Al Sharpton was positively … Continue reading

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35 Years

Foxy News: Manning gets 35 years in WikiLeaks case The Army soldier who leaked more than 700,000 Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports and diplomatic cables while working as an intelligence analyst was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison. Army … Continue reading

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Policing the Internet (UPDATED)

Ironically from the Guardian: My family’s Google searching got us a visit from counterterrorism police It was a confluence of magnificent proportions that led to six agents from the joint terrorism task force to knock on my door Wednesday morning. … Continue reading

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In America, The Law Is King

Breitbart: Report: Federal Judge Overruled Investigators to Mirandize Boston Bomber Reports indicate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was mirandized by Federal Judge Marianne Bowler against the wishes of investigators who wanted to continue questioning the suspect. As news has come out of Bowler’s … Continue reading

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“No person . . . shall be compelled . . . to be a witness against himself”

WTF? The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings acknowledged to the FBI his role in the attacks but did so before he was advised of his constitutional right to keep quiet and seek a lawyer, U.S. officials said Wednesday. … Continue reading

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“Those who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Politicker: Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston Bombing In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the country’s interpretation of the Constitution will “have to change” to allow for greater … Continue reading

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This is why Dzhokar Tsarnaev needs a fair trial with due process of law

Spencer Ackerman: #Freejahar Hashtag Rallies Emerging Cult of Boston Bomb Suspect Barely two days after cops apprehended Suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon bombings, supporters of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are rallying online. A flood of Twitter, Instagram and web postings are … Continue reading

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Dzhokar Tsarnaev Charged

Allahpundit: Via the Examiner, they’ve hit him with just two counts thus far, one of which is conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction (i.e. an IED) against persons or property in the U.S., but that’s enough for a … Continue reading

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The 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments are just as important as the 1st and 2nd

Some Tweets: I'm glad one of the Islamic terrorists who indiscriminately killed people, including a little child, is dead. I hope his brother suffers.— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) April 20, 2013 I once more quote eminent law enforcement authority, Inspector Harry … Continue reading

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The Moving Finger Writes; and, Having Writ, Moves On . . .

First I see this: *Great* McClatchy column by Edward Wasserman on the “media’s disgraceful abandonment” of Bradley Manningmcclatchydc.com/2013/03/21/186… — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 21, 2013 So I follow the link to this: Commentary: Media throw Bradley Manning to the wolves … Continue reading

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FREEDOM!!!

Fuck you Nanny Bloomberg!: Judge blocks NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s large soda ban A New York state judge on Monday blocked New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s large soda ban — set to go into effect on Tuesday — calling the … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Guess Who Blinked First?

Washington Examiner: Victory: White House, Holder give Rand Paul the ‘no’ answer he wanted Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Sen. Rand Paul,R-Ky., to confirm that President Obama does not have the authority to kill an American on U.S. soil in … Continue reading

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#StandWithRand – The Epic Filibuster

ICYMI: 12 Hours And 54 Minutes Later, The Junior Senator From Kentucky Yields The Floor Fin. For more than half of an almost magical day, Sen. Rand Paul treated American political junkies to something we haven’t seen much of lately: … Continue reading

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Like Pulling Teeth

Subtitled: “Scumbag Racist Senator Harasses Noble Black Attorney General” Ted Cruz Goads Eric Holder Into Admitting That Killing Americans With Drones On U.S. Soil Is Unconstitutional On Tuesday, the Department of Justice sent shockwaves through the nation when Attorney General … Continue reading

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How Do We Reconcile Due Process And Assassination?

No court for drone oversight, says GOP Senate Republicans on Tuesday ruled out placing armed drone strikes under the authority of a special court, arguing the move would be a dangerous intrusion on presidential power. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) last … Continue reading

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Congress Shall Have Power To . . . Declare War

Rand Paul to John Kerry: If it was wrong to bomb Cambodia without Congress’s approval, why is bombing Libya without approval okay? Excellent, and not just the Libya stuff. Stick with it for Paul’s questions about how smart it is … Continue reading

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Don’t Do The Crime If You Can’t Do The Time

There have been a lot of twisted knickers over this story: Did Holder’s Department Drive an Internet Pioneer to His Death? In January 2011, Reddit co-founder, RSS creator, and Internet-freedom activist Aaron Swartz was arrested for downloading millions of academic … Continue reading

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If it ain’t broke . . .

New York Times: Let’s Give Up on the Constitution AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our … Continue reading

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