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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.”...

“Pardon Me Rudy” – More Disney Flick Than Legal Theory

BY BOB BARR With the Trump Administration it often is difficult to determine whether a bizarre public statement is a clever smokescreen, or if the...

Legislative Presumption and Judicial Deference Trump the Contract Clause

ROGER PILON, CATO INSTITUTE If you designate a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, should you expect your intent to be honored upon your death?...

General Review of the Colonies (Cont.) – Joseph Story’s Commentaries, Ch. 17

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 17, GENERAL REVIEW OF THE COLONIES (CONT.) § 159. IN...

Delaware: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 13

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 13,  DELAWARE § 126. AFTER Penn had become proprietary of Pennsylvania,...

Rhode Island—Vol. 1, Ch. 8, Commentaries on the Constitution, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 8,  RHODE ISLAND § 94. RHODE ISLAND was originally settled by...

Of the Clergy – Sir William Blackstone

COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND (1765 - 1769) Volume 1, Chapter 11 THE people, whether aliens, denizens, or natural-born subjects, are divisible into two kinds;...

"The Power to Tax is the Power to Destroy" – John Marshall

American Minute with Bill Federer "The power to tax is the power to destroy," wrote John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court,...

Interposition and the Heresy of Nullification: James Madison and the Exercise of Sovereign Constitutional...

Professor Christian G. Fritz,  First Principles Series, Heritage Foundation Abstract: The seemingly unstoppable growth of the federal government has led to a revival, in...

Defense Authorization Bill Still Savages the Constitution

By Dennis Behreandt Despite a tremendous, last-minute outcry from both sides of the political aisle, the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for...

When Clarence Thomas Came for a Visit

Mark W. Hendrickson, The Center for Vision and Values On Tuesday, November 15, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited Grove City College. (1) I had...

William Blackstone: The Third Absolute Right

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, William Blackstone, 1765 The third absolute right, inherent in every Englishman, is that of property: which consists in the...

What George Washington REALLY Thought About the Constitution

By Dennis Behreandt Visitors to The Atlantic’s Website on November 1 were likely enticed by the prospect of learning from “Murrow Award winning legal analyst...

TSA and America's Misplaced Rage

By Dennis Behreandt When blogger Jill Filipovic, who writes at Feministe.us, opened her luggage after passing through a TSA checkpoint, she found an unexpected surprise. Taking...

Massachusetts

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, MASSACHUSETTS § 61. ABOUT the period when the Plymouth colonists...

Who Needs the Senate?

New Common Sense, Heritage Foundation During a recent campaign event in North Carolina for his jobs plan, President Obama remarked to his admiring crowd: “If...

Origin and Settlement of New England

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, ORIGIN AND SETTLEMENT OF NEW ENGLAND § 52. We may...

"Willful Blindness" Opens Door to More Wrongful Convictions

Brian Walsh, Heritage Foundation Willful blindness is not knowledge; and judges should not broaden a legislative proscription by analogy. —Justice Anthony Kennedy, May 31, 2011 A...

Origin and Settlement of Virginia

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, ORIGIN AND SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA § 39. Having thus traced...

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: Preliminary Chapter

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, PRELIMINARY CHAPTER Plan of the Work The principal object of these...

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: Preface

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, PREFACE I now offer to the public another portion of...

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: Dedication

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, DEDICATION TO THE HONORABLE JOHN MARSHALL, LL. D., CHIEF JUSTICE...

John Marshall

American Minute with Bill Federer "The power to tax is the power to destroy," wrote John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court,...

A Decade Later: Now What?

By Dennis Behreandt Everyone who can has been pontificating on the meaning of 9/11 during the last week. Establishment types, led by the likes of...

America's Culture War and How to Fight It: Curbing the Courts, III

By Virginia Armstrong, Eagle Forum's Court Watch "The government of the United States has been emphatically termed a government of laws and not of men,"declared...

The Threat Of Liberal Judicial Activism Reaches New Heights

By Lester Jackson In making the case for judicial review, Chief Justice John Marshall pointed out that judges take a sworn oath to uphold the...

So You Want a Balanced Budget Amendment?

The Honorable Ernest J. Istook Jr., Heritage Foundation Abstract: Attempts at passing a balanced budget amendment (BBA) date back to the 1930s, and all have...

Commentary: Shepard v. Madigan

Commentary, Constitutional Law DISCLAIMER: Democratic Thinker is a member of the National Rifle Association whose dues support this lawsuit—and Democratic Thinker supports the right of...

The Fourteenth Amendment Is No Blank Check for Debt Increase

Andrew Grossmn, Heritage Foundation, Constitutional Law Abstract: A clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, “The validity of the public debt...