Tag Archives: Law and Constitution

Pretzel Logic

Volokh Conspiracy: En Banc Sixth Circuit Voids Michigan Civil Rights Initiative By an 8-7 vote, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has held that Michigan’s Proposal 2, aka the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, is unconstituional. The Court … Continue reading

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Big Brother Barack Is Watching You!

From Naomi Gilens, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project: New Justice Department Documents Show Huge Increase in Warrantless Electronic Surveillance Justice Department documents released today by the ACLU reveal that federal law enforcement agencies are increasingly monitoring Americans’ electronic communications, … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech? Maybe.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula – AKA ‘Sam Basile’ – questioned in anti-Islam video As protests over an anti-Islam film continue in a growing number of countries, the California man thought to be behind the video titled “Innocence of Muslims” has been … Continue reading

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Chick-fil-A and Citizens United

Glenzilla: The essence of Fang’s argument is this: it’s not merely that Chick-fil-A has a President who expressed anti-gay views. If that’s all it was, says Fang, then he “would agree” that they have the right to do business without … Continue reading

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Today is the big day!

Shortly after 10 am Eastern time today the fate of Obamacare will be announced. I’m gonna go out on a limb and predict that SCOTUS will strike down the mandate as unconstitutional. That’s a death sentence even if they don’t … Continue reading

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Ezra Klein is an idiot

Ezra Klein: How Republicans made it possible for the Supreme Court to rule against the mandate But permission structures aren’t just for elections. Over the past two years, the Republican Party has slowly been building a permission structure for the … Continue reading

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Stupid should hurt

Seriously: Supporters Slow to Grasp Health Law’s Legal Risks With the Supreme Court likely to render judgment on President Obama’s health care law this week, the White House and Congress find themselves in a position that many advocates of the … Continue reading

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The road to Hell is paved with good intentions

Hot Air: Personal intrusion in the age of politics You probably receive all sort of direct mail items during election season. We all do. You know the type… glossy, gauzy postcards highlighting the amazing qualifications of one candidate or the … Continue reading

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Boo-fricken-hoo

Ben Shapiro: Obama Warns Supremes: Don’t Overturn Healthcare Reform The Obama administration warned the Supreme Court this week via papers filed with the Court that if Obamacare is struck down, there will be an “extraordinary disruption” in Medicare. Medicare was … Continue reading

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The silence is deafening

For a few weeks there the Trayvon martin case dominated the news. For the past couple of days the story seems to have suddenly faded from the headlines. Could it have something to do with the fact that numerous errors … Continue reading

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Wrong on so many levels

David R. Dow at The Daily Beast: Impeach the Supreme Court Justices If They Overturn Health-Care Law You think the idea is laughable? Thomas Jefferson disagreed with you. Jefferson believed Supreme Court justices who undermine the principles of the Constitution … Continue reading

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The best description of SCOTUS ever

Jon Meacham: Justified or not, the Supreme Court has a kind of sacred status in American life. For whatever reason, Presidents can safely run against Congress, and vice versa, but I think there is an inherent popular aversion to assaults … Continue reading

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You can’t game SCOTUS

Obama’s pre-emptive strike on SCOTUS President Obama today said that he was “confident” that his signature Health care law would be upheld by the Supreme Court but warned that should the court rule the law unconstitutional, it would be an … Continue reading

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Judicial review under attack

King Barack’s loyalists are threatening one of the last roadblocks to the absolute right of POTUS. Earlier in his reign they were advising that He should ignore Congress and act as He pleased. Now they are trying to undermine the … Continue reading

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Bradley Manning to face court martial

Bradley Manning: US general orders court martial for WikiLeaks suspect A US army officer has ordered a court martial for Bradley Manning, the soldier charged in the biggest leak of classified information in American history. Military district of Washington commander … Continue reading

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Self-inflicted foot thrust

Gingrich ramps up objections to judicial branch’s power Newt Gingrich is giving fair warning to judges and courts across the country: If he becomes president, the judiciary won’t reign supreme. The former House Speaker and current Republican presidential front-runner convened … Continue reading

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