Challenging the Slaughter Solution
As the Obamacare debate nears to a close, it is looking increasingly likely that the House will attempt to use the blatantly unconstitutional “Slaughter Solution” to “deem” the Senate bill already passed through the House, even though it has not been. We have already discussed why the Slaughter Solution is unconstitutional (because of the Presentment Clause) here, and this Sunday in the WSJ, Federal Appeals | Read More »
Are Dems Attempting To Use SCOTUS As A Scapegoat?
Ever have one of those days when something just nags at you and suddenly pops into your frontal cortex with a big WHAM! I just did. It looks like the Democrats are 10 votes shy in the House and heading in the wrong direction. Dreier said that Republicans won’t know until later this week whether the Democrats will pursue a form of what has come | Read More »
McDonald v. Chicago (08-1521)
If Tuesday’s oral arguments before the Court were any indication, the individual right to keep and bear arms is fundamental, and there is no way to read Heller that makes the 2nd Amendment anything less than a fundamental right. JUSTICE KENNEDY: But I thought its rationale was that because of its fundamental character, the right to bear arms must be understood as separate from the | Read More »
The Court, Speech, and Playing Politics
The new Supreme Court ruling on political speech has been slammed by President Obama and a wide variety of Democrats and liberals, such as Keith Olbermann. While I cannot claim any level of legal expertise, and am ignorant of the decision’s specifics, there may be a significant silver lining lost in the condemnation. The following argument is a paraphrase of Daniel Indiviglio, from the Atlantic’s | Read More »
Response to “The best sentence I’ve seen on the Citizens United case”
Let’s boil it down to the essential words: Political documentary, banned, government. I’m a big defender of free speech, but it’s just not this simple. Try replacing “documentary” with “Chinese-funded propoganda”. Furthermore, the use of the word “banned” is erroneous. We all know what banning speech means, and this is not it. Citizens United is free to show this movie to one and all. But | Read More »
The End of the World as We Know It: Liberal Panic in the Wake of Citizens United
This is the end. The wall has fallen. The sky is soon to follow. The world, as we know it, is about to end. The United States of America, once proud, has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. What illness, you ask? Metastasized speech, unbound by the prior restraint of government officials. How the expansion of the First Amendment triggered liberal panic You and I | Read More »
The Free Exercise of Religion in America
The following is a submitted assignment from a class I am taking on the United States Constitution which I thought this audience might appreciate: The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the | Read More »
Tags: American history
, First Amendment
, freedom of religion
Supreme Court to hear Chicago gun ban case.
http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/NewsReleases.aspx?ID=12953 Fairfax, Va. — The National Rifle Association applauds the Supreme Court’s decision, announced today, to hear the landmark Second Amendment case of McDonald v. Chicago. The case will address the application of the Second Amendment to the states through either the Due Process clause or the Privileges or Immunities clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The case has major implications for the legality of restrictive | Read More »
Sonia Sotomayor – Abortion Rights, “Settled Law” – Ok, So Show Me The Law !
Since the Senate hearings commenced for the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court, her canned and rehearsed answers have cause many, even conservatives to ease up on her and believe the hype through prepared answers that Sotomayor is not a liberal as once thought. Yet in just one series of questions concerning ,”abortion rights, ” this liberal judge revealed | Read More »
10 Questions for Sotomayor
(Editor’s Note: Since Sonia Sotomayor will almost certainly NOT be answering questions next week about future cases likely to face SCOTUS, I’m leaving them out of my list of 10. Below are a list of questions phrased softly enough and hypothetical enough that she’ll likely feel safe answering. Hopefully, she’ll like to hear herself talk and get into enough detail to hang herself expose her judicial mindset to America.) | Read More »
Help stop the madness….. Keep calling, send e-mails, fax ’em all !!!
The media is still wall-to-wall Michael Jackson. A huge portion of the American citizenry are glued to the coverage, wanting more. These are the same people who don’t care about anything other than their own self-gratification, American Idol, Hollywood gossip and the latest movie/DVD release….. You know the type. Democrats and The Left are confident that they can blast gaping holes in our Constitution and | Read More »
Picturing the Supreme Court’s lineup [Updated]
Via Slashdot we come across SCOTUSScores.com, a site which purports to give a clear visual representation of the Supreme Court’s voting patterns over the years. Each justice is given a color coding for every term representing how he voted. There’s just one problem with it: It’s biased. Updated below the fold… No, really? A biased chart of the Supreme Court just in time for a | Read More »
New York Times State of Mind
The American political system is based on a useful falsehood. It’s based on the falsehood that David Brooks is an intelligent, thoughtful man who represents the right wing, or conservative point of view when writing. It is a falsehood borne of the idea that an intelligent man, without political aspirations or social obligations, can put aside his social caste and come up with a reasonably | Read More »
Themis The Goddess of Justice — And Letting Slip The Blindfold
Submitted to DIGG We take our idolized vision of justice from the statue of Themis, the Greek goddess of divine law. Our depiction of Themis, as are most of the likenesses that have come down from ancient times, finds her standing blindfolded, with an upraised balance scale in her left hand, while resting a sword upon the ground in her right hand. In her Greek | Read More »