I believe in the free speech that liberals used to believe in, the economic freedom that conservatives used to believe in, and the personal freedom that America used to believe in.
Brad Warbiany and I have a Point/Counterpoint up about the debate over Nullification over at The Liberty Papers.
Brad’s Post: Nullification Is The Civil Disobedience of Federalism
My Post: Civil Disobedience Or Not, Nullification Is Unconstitutional
The once discredited idea of nullification, the idea that the individual states have the authority to nullify Federal laws inconsistent with the Constitution, is making a comeback thanks largely to a new book entitled Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century by Thomas Woods. Today, over at The Volokh Conspiracy, law professor [...]
George Will had a great column this week describing the political battles today as a battle between visions laid down by two men born 105 years apart:
Today, as it has been for a century, American politics is an argument between two Princetonians — James Madison, Class of 1771, and Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879. [...]
An entirely predictable response from the Federal Government to Ken Cuccinelli’s lawsuit against ObamaCare:
RICHMOND — The Obama administration asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss Virginia’s challenge of the health-care overhaul law, arguing that the state has no standing to sue over the law and that Congress’s power to regulate interstate trade makes the measure [...]
Eugene Volokh tracks down a typographical error in the original draft of the Constitution:
In the Date Clause of article VII (see the high-resolution version of the original), which gives the date as “the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven,” the “Eighty” [...]
Like nearly every President before him, Barack Obama is apparently going to be seeking the authority of the line-item veto:
WASHINGTON — President Obama, in his latest effort to signal fiscal responsibility against the rising debt, plans this month to ask Congress to give him and future presidents greater power to try to delete individual items [...]
California Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr. wants to deport American citizens:
Not all American citizens, mind you. Just the natural-born American citizens that are the children of illegal immigrants.
At a tea party rally in Ramona in San Diego County over the weekend, Hunter fielded a question about the issue.
“Would you support deportation of natural born [...]
Law Professor Randy Barnett recently spoke with The Healthcare Channel about the Constitutional issues surrounding health care reform.
In Part One, Barnett talks principally about the Constitutionality of the health insurance mandates:
In Part Two, Barnett talks about other Constitutional issues implicated by the health care reform law, including Tenth Amendment issues:
Last year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a California law that made it illegal to sell “violent” video games to minors. Today, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the State of California’s appeal in that case:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether free speech rights are more important than helping [...]
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