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Excellent 2nd Amendment Opinion Lasts Only One Week

BY BOB BARR As the saying goes, “it was great while it lasted.”  On Friday, March 29th U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez issued an 86-page Order declaring...

Are “Red Flag Laws” a Solution in Search of a Problem?

BY BOB BARR In the aftermath of the February 2018 mass murder at a Parkland, Florida high school, it became readily apparent that danger signs...

America’s Republic: How the Great Experiment Came About (and How We Keep It)

A brief history of America, its founding documents, and what we can do to keep the flame of liberty burning bright. BY LAWRENCE W. REED I...

Patrick Henry: “As for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

American Minute with Bill Federer A speech that ignited independence! The Declaration of Independence states: ​"... But when a long train of abuses and usurpations ... to...

America’s Bill Of Rights Prevents Erosion Of Civil Liberties As In New Zealand

BY BOB BARR Every day, I thank America’s Founding Fathers for their prescience in providing a Bill of Rights to protect against the government arbitrarily...

2020 Hopefuls Present Radical Ideas

 JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ The left has a new litmus test for any would-be 2020 Presidential candidates – do they stand in favor of “court packing”...

Any Budget That Cuts Fed Ed is Good, But …

NEAL MCCLUSKEY, CATO INSTITUTE The Trump Administration’s proposed U.S. Department of Education budget, released yesterday, is due some props. It would cut spending by about 10...

House Passes Political-Omnibus Bill H.R. 1

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE H.R. 1, the political regulation omnibus bill, contains “provisions that unconstitutionally infringe the freedoms of speech and association,” and which “will...

A Dangerous Movement to Change Our United States Constitution

Gayle Ruzicka, for the Deseret News Can you imagine the USA without its inspired Constitution? What if we had 50 Supreme Court justices? What if...

In Defense of Incrementalism: A Response to Prof. Greve’s Proposal for Administrative Courts

WILLIAM YEATMAN, CATO INSTITUTE For “anti-administrativists” like myself, what’s the best way to reform the administrative state? In a provocative post at Law & Liberty, Professor Michael Greve...

Rights and Non-Rights: A Simple Way to Distinguish the Two

Despite the centrality of rights in American history, it’s readily apparent today that Americans are of widely different views on what a right is,...

President Trump Celebrates Religious Freedom Day

LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump recognizes that faith is embedded in the history, spirit, and soul of America and today issued a Presidential...

Federalist’ Principles of Governing Are Dead

– Consider the Impasse Over ‘The Wall’ BY BOB BARR Two hundred and thirty years ago, three of our Founding Fathers authored a series of essays...

Bump Stock Rule Bumps Up Against Constitution

ILYA SHAPIRO & MATTHEW LAROSIERE , CATO INSTITUTE This morning, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker signed the Trump Administration’s new regulation banning bump stocks. The final rule is largely...

Have Federal Courts Become the ‘Tyrants’ Our Founders Feared?

BY BOB BARR In many ways, President Donald Trump’s border fight is a battle on two fronts; one at the border with Mexico, and the...

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.”...

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...