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Federal Court Finds Albuquerque’s Civil Forfeiture Program Unconstitutional

Judge finds Albuquerque's program forces property owners to bear an unconstitutional burden to prove own innocence and creates an unconstitutional incentive to take property. J....

Will Brett Kavanaugh Stand for Property Rights?

BY TOM DEWEESE There’s lots of talk about where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands on the Roe v Wade abortion decision and if he...

Kavanaugh and the Constitution

LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh stated that his judicial philosophy is “straightforward.” A judge “must interpret the law, not...

ACLJ Once Again Stands on the Law in Response to MRFF’s Attack on Our...

SKIP ASH, ACLJ I must confess that I am an unabashed fan of Yogi Berra. In his own inimitable way, he was a master at...

Speech Buffer Zone Challenge

LIBERTY COUNSEL PITTSBURGH, PA – Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief in Bruni v. Pittsburgh in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals regarding sidewalk counselors who are challenging an anti-speech...

Victory: Right to Share the Gospel Protected

MARSHALL GOLDMAN, ACLJ Recently, the ACLJ was contacted by a man (who asked to remain anonymous for this article) who was dealing with disturbing religious...

What Form of Government Do We Have Anyway?

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. I remember some years ago when a certain group of political activists used to go around promoting the idea that "America is...

The Renewed Fight for the Second Amendment

BY ALLEN WEST April 1775 to April 2018: The renewed fight for the Second Amendment It's been a long day, as I have been in Jackson...

Taking On California’s Lawless Agenda

HARRY G. HUTCHISON, ACLJ The long-simmering battle between the federal government and the state of California’s lawless agenda has erupted as part of escalating conflict...

Due Process is Not a Constitutional Footnote, Mr. President

BY BOB BARR Cherry Blossom season approaches our nation’s capital, the Congress remains gridlocked, and Robert Mueller, the latest “special counsel,” continues his free-wheeling search...

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,...

Pennsylvania: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 12

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 12,  PENNSYLVANIA § 121. PENNSYLVANIA was originally settled by different...

Constitutional Ignorance Led to a Tyranny of the Majority

GARRY M. GALLES, FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION Constitution Day—September 17—marks the anniversary of its 1787 signing. Students will be taught about it...but not because of...

Yes, Virginia, Federalism Applies to Marijuana Reform

BY BOB BARR There is a simple, universal elegance to the conservative concept of federalism. When confronted with a governing decision not explicitly addressed in...

Thanks, Mr. Jefferson, for writing the Constitution! (WRONG!)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … one passage, in the paper you inclosed me, must be corrected. it is the following. ‘and all say that it was...

Congress, Trump and Governor Eviscerate the Bill of Rights

BY BOB BARR On a daily basis, government officials at all levels make decisions and take steps that are, to put it mildly, without basis...

The New Conservative Legal Mainstream–and Why the Left is Worried

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Senators Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy claimed that newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was not...

The Proper Role of Government—Ezra Taft Benson

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, EZRA TAFT BENSON 1976 During this historic celebration of our nation’s Bicentennial, it seems appropriate to say something about the...

The Federalist Papers — No. 4 — John Jay

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, November 7, 1787 Concerning Powers From Foreign Force and Influence MY LAST paper assigned several reasons why the safety of the people...

The Conditions Upon Which Our Constitution Will Stand or Fall

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JOHN ADAMS While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of...

Trump Could Simply Ignore Court’s Order Halting Travel Ban

BY SELWYN DUKE Does our current status quo make our Constitution a suicide pact? Thomas Jefferson certainly said as much, warning that accepting judicial supremacy...

How to Drain the Judicial Swamp

BY SELWYN DUKE It’s no surprise the Democrats plan to fight against the nomination of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals...

Constitutional Checks on Spending and Debt

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In the Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, George Mason of Virginia, suggested: the necessity of preventing the danger of...

Liberty and Taxes

THE AMERICANIST: U.S. CONSTITUTION, BRADFORD SMITH Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, March 01, 1963 The American society is founded on the idea of individual liberty....

Two Constitutional Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: Why Conservatives Should Just Say "No" to...

EVAN BERNICK, HERITAGE FOUNDATION A number of states, including Missouri, Kansas, and Alaska either have passed or are considering state laws intended to invalidate federal...

Federalist Papers No. 84, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER: MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, July 16, Saturday, July 26, Saturday, August 9, 1788 Certain General and Miscellaneous Objections to the Constitution Considered and Answered to...

Federalist Papers. No. 83, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Saturday, July 5, Wednesday, July 9, Saturday July 12, 1788 Judiciary in relation to trial by jury, interpreting written law of...

The Magna Carta Turns 800

BY DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES It isn’t too often that we remember something that happened 800 years ago. There are...

Federalist Papers No. 80, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Saturday, June 21, 1788 Judicial Powers and Jurisdiction TO JUDGE with accuracy of the proper extent of the federal judicature, it will...