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Rebutting the IACP’s Spurious Defense of Qualified Immunity

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE The Cato Institute has been engaged in a strategic campaign to abolish qualified immunity for over two years now. In all that time, the...

The Supreme Court’s Dereliction of Duty on Qualified Immunity

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE This morning, the Supreme Court denied all of the major cert petitions raising the question of whether qualified immunity should be reconsidered. This...

The Pernicious ‘Living Document’ Theory of the Constitution

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Recently, former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden publicly shared his vision for the U.S. Supreme Court. First, he said...

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks to Shutdown Detroit’s Civil Forfeiture Program

Case seeks to overturn dangerous precedent enabling Detroit to systematically seize cars from innocent owners and then ransom them back for hundreds or thousands...

Powers of Congress: Taxes – by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 14,  POWERS OF CONGRESS: TAXES § 902. WE have...

Federalist Papers, No. 23, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS The Necessity of a Government as Energetic as the One Proposed to the Preservation of the Union Tuesday, December 18, 1787 THE...

The General Welfare – by Clarence Carson

CLARENCE CARSON Editor's note: This constitutional classic originally appeared in the August 1, 1983 edition of The Freeman. “I wish the Constitution was not so vague,”...

China Continues Anti-Christian Crackdown

Imprisoning Another Christian Pastor Because of His Faith JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Finally, the mainstream media has had no choice but to take notice of the persecution...

Institute for Justice Asks SCOTUS to End Colorado Law Allowing Neighbors to Engage in Eminent Domain Abuse

Colorado law allows neighbors to gang up on one another, create fake municipalities, and then seize property using eminent domain—all without any government oversight J....

Mode of Passing Laws; President’s Negative

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 13,  MODE OF PASSING LAWS; PRESIDENT'S NEGATIVE § 870....

Dissenters in Fifth Circuit Qualified Immunity Case Misunderstand the Relationship between “Originalism” and Section 1983

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE Yesterday I wrote about two recent en banc decisions from the Fifth and Eighth Circuits on the subject of qualified immunity, and how...

Privileges and Powers of Both Houses of Congress – Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 12,  PRIVILEGES AND POWERS OF BOTH HOUSES OF...

Elections and Meetings of Congress, by Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 11,  ELECTIONS AND MEETINGS OF CONGRESS § 812. THE...

The Senate, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 10,  THE SENATE § 688. The third section of...

Distribution of Powers – by Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 7,  DISTRIBUTION OF POWERS § 517. IN surveying the...

Rules of Interpretation

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 5,  RULES OF INTERPRETATION § 397. IN our future commentaries...

Objections to the Constitution – Justice Joseph Story’s Commentaries

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 2, OBJECTIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION § 281. LET it...

Origin and Adoption of the Constitution – Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 1,  ORIGIN & ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION § 272. IN...

Origin of the Confederation

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 2, Chapter 2, ORIGIN OF THE CONFEDERATION § 218. THE union, thus...

Court Says Abortion is an “Aberration” of Law

LIBERTY COUNSEL ATLANTA, GA – The Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized the Supreme Court’s abortion decisions, calling them an “aberration of constitutional law.”...

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FDA: Deregulating during the pandemic, and beyond

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