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Police target licensed marijuana growers with civil forfeiture

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 5, 2014 at 1:20pm
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Back in August, the City of Philadelphia made headlines after their police department was busted using asset forfeiture procedures to pad city coffers. Now, officers in Michigan are under fire for targeting private citizens for forfeiture—without ever accusing those people of a crime.

Southwest Michigan residents and medical marijuana license holders Wally...

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My Thanksgiving thanks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:30pm
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Thanks to many for making this Thanksgiving so meaningful.

This is not an exhaustive list, but it’s a good start:

  • The Wife. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary earlier this year.
  • The Kids. Three great ones.
  • Health, and Mandy’s recovery.
  • The U.S. of A. Still the place to be.
  • The Constitution and Bill of Rights. Beats any...
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Once upon a time, Hillary was against “an imperial presidency”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 1:30pm
Imperial Presidency

Wow. It’s not often that I can say it but this new video from the GOP is really powerful.

Whoever made this video deserves a promotion. The ad uses an audio track of Hillary Clinton criticizing George W. Bush’s so-called “imperial presidency.”

Via the Washington Free Beacon:

An Imperial Presidency

A new video released...

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Obama’s amnesty plan turns discretion into illegitimate defiance

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 10:30am
Barack Obama reacts to the passing of Healthcare bill March 2013 (Wikimedia Commons)

One of the most frequent questions I get is “How can we stop Obama from ….”

The ellipses reflects that there are a variety of issues on which people want Obama stopped.

The answer to most of those questions is, as Obama himself suggested, to go out and win some elections.

And that is...

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ISIS threat presents a chance for Congress to reassert its constitutional relevance

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:00pm
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In a recent op-ed for the Daily Beast, Senator Rand Paul became the latest critic of what many see as a long history of Presidential abuse of power stretching back to Richard Nixon. In his piece, entitled “Obama’s ISIS war is illegal,” Paul made clear his view that ...

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What would John Adams say?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 12:00pm
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A constitutional crisis may loom on the horizon if President Obama follows through on his threats of executive action on immigration reform.

So it might be a good time to revisit what the Founders had to say about protecting future generations from the kind of tyranny that could occur even...

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Citizen journalists don’t need “Press Credentials” — but that badge may help

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Guest Post by Tom Thurlow  ▪  Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 5:00pm
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Have you noticed that everything nowadays gets videotaped? With everyone suddenly having a smart-phone that photographs and videotapes, every newsworthy or even trivial event gets recorded and presented on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or onto someone’s blog.

This phenomenon has coincided with the movement of “citizen journalists,” who aim to bring the straight...

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Dem Rep: Without new war vote, Congress forfeiting its constitutional responsibility

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 5:30pm
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Congressman Adam Schiff of California appeared on FOX News Sunday today and said rather plainly that congress has pretty much given up on the rules.

Patrick Brennan of National Review has the details:

Dem Congressman: Is Congress Abdicating Its Consitutional War Powers? ‘Absolutely’

Asked this morning by Fox News’s Chris Wallace whether Congress is...

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Silencing conservative speech

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:03am
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As part of my continuing effort to reach new audiences, I have a column at The Washington Times, A campaign to silence conservative speech:

For years, there has been a multipronged attempt to drive...

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The Bad, Good and Worse news at Obama’s ISIS press conference

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9:17am
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I was in class yesterday during Obama’s press conference, in which he announced the obvious: We have no strategy as to ISIS. So I didn’t get to watch it live and see the instant reaction.

There was Bad, Good and Worse news.

The bad news: We have no strategy as to ISIS, or...

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Con Law Profs letter supporting Steven Salaita rests on speculative ground

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6:40pm
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The denial of employment by the University of Illinois  at Urbana-Champaign (UI-UC) to Steven Salaita has created a storm of controversy within academia, with reports also circulating superficially in the mainstream media.

The news first broke on August 6, 2014, in an article at Inside Higher Ed, Out of a Job, which noted...

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Philadelphia “civil forfeiture” machine runs amok

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 8:30am
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What happens in Courtroom 478, located within the bowels of City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the stuff of dystopian nightmares. Using a legal device called “civil forfeiture,” government prosecutors confiscate property under the guise of “cracking down on crime.”

In a nutshell, civil forfeiture is a legal device that...

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Monarchy in America – The Centralization of Power in the Executive Branch

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 7, 2014 at 9:45am
American Monarchy

Tracy Oppenheimer of Reason TV recently interviewed Frank Buckley, an author and law professor at George Mason University. Buckley contends that the power of the presidency has strayed from what the framers intended:

Presidential Power and the Rise of American Monarchy: Q&A with Author Frank Buckley

“America is dropping like a stone in...

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The really old Constitution had a pretty good month

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7:17pm
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Who can forget this snippet of wisdom from 2010?

I’d say June 2014 was a pretty good month for that old document.

Last week...

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Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down Free Speech “Buffer Zones”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11:30am
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While the long-awaited Hobby Lobby decision won’t come until next week, the United States Supreme Court did issue a couple interesting rulings today.

In yet another unanimous decision this session, the Court reversed the First Circuit Court decision in McCullen v. Coakley.

At issue in McCullen v. Coakley was whether the...

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California Judge: Public school tenure creates unconstitutional unequal schools

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:42pm
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Well this is an interesting development, Calif. court rules teacher tenure creates unequal conditions:

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that tenure, seniority and other job protections for teachers have created unequal conditions in public schools and deprive poor children of the best teachers.

In a case that could have national...

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Harry Reid’s anti-Koch Brothers paranoia

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 9:57am
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The spectacle continues.

Harry Reid again today used the power of his position to single out two private citizens who have committed no crime, broken no law, and whose political speech is within the First Amendment protections as determined by the U.S. Supreme Court. Those two people are the Koch Brothers.

In supporting...

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