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VIDEO: Georgetown U. Students Think the Constitution is Outdated

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/21/2016 at 4:00pm
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Campus Reform recently visited Georgetown University and asked students what they thought of the United States Constitution. You can probably guess how things went.

From the report:

When asked about the modern relevance of the Constitution, most students made their opinion clear: the Constitution isn’t something to take...

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Legislators to Meet for First-Ever Simulated Convention of States

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 29, 2016 at 4:00pm 8/29/2016 at 4:00pm
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State legislators from across the country will meet in for a simulated Article V convention of the states for the purpose of proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The gathering, hosted by Citizens for Self-Governance, will take place next month in Colonial Williamsburg,...

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Declare a constitutional right to education?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:00pm 8/26/2016 at 2:00pm
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Advocacy group Student Matters filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut to make education a constitutional right due to the state’s restriction on magnet, charter schools, and school choice programs. It alleges the state’s limited school choice for parents force “thousands of low-income and minority students to attend low-performing schools.” The group insists now is the...

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New South Carolina Law Requires Students to Learn Founding Documents

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 4:30pm 6/19/2016 at 4:30pm
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As we’ve documented countless times at College Insurrection, many students in America today have a flawed understanding of free speech and other Constitutional subjects.

There once was a time when it was safe to assume students were taught about the Constitution and America’s other founding documents, but the behavior on many campuses...

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Momentum Builds for Convention of States

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30pm 6/2/2016 at 7:30pm
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Last week, Louisiana passed a resolution calling for a Convention of States as described in Article V of the U.S. Constitution. The resolution passed on May 25 with a vote of 62-36, making Louisiana the eighth state to call for a meeting of the states for the purpose of proposing constitutional amendments...

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Malaysia: ‘Moderate Muslim’ country moves towards blanket Sharia Rule

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10:00am 5/31/2016 at 10:00am
Malaysia: Government backs Sharia law

The Southeast Asian country of Malaysia is moving towards a total imposition of Islamic Sharia. Malaysia’s government has pledged its support for an Islamic penal code that seeks to impose Sharia-prescribed punishments such as amputations, public stoning and flogging on its multi-religious population. The new legislation referred to as “Hudud Law” also...

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You can’t sacrifice just some rights

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6:10pm 4/29/2016 at 6:10pm
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The NRA’s Freedom’s Safest Place series of videos is excellent. So far, we’ve run posts about three of the videos:

The video below came out a month ago, but I just...

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Sister Wives lose appeal challenging Utah anti-polygamy statute

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 2:30pm 4/13/2016 at 2:30pm
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In December 2013, we reported on how a Utah federal judge strikes down key part of anti-polygamy law in a challenge by the  Brown family of “Sister Wives” TV fame:

The legalization of polygamy followed logically from the legal arguments against one man-one woman, as was predicted not just by me, but also by Professor...

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NJ Judge: Yes, Ted Cruz is eligible to be president

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00am 4/13/2016 at 7:00am
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An Administrative Law Judge in New Jersey has rejected a challenge to Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president in rejecting an attempt to remove Cruz from the NJ primary ballot.

The Judge’s decision (full embed at bottom) is very similar to my analysis in my September 3, 2013 post, natural born Citizens: Marco Rubio,...

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SCOTUS: In drawing voting Districts, states can count non-voters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 4, 2016 at 5:15pm 4/4/2016 at 5:15pm
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On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a unanimous ruling in Evenwel v. Abbott, a voting rights case that dealt with how districts are drawn.

The opinion was written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito concurring. With the unanimous ruling, Justice Antonin Scalia’s death...

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One month ago Trump certain Rubio eligible, today not so much

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 9:30pm 2/21/2016 at 9:30pm
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About a month ago, when Donald Trump was claiming that Ted Cruz probably was not eligible to be president, Trump was questioned by Jake Tapper about whether Marco Rubio was eligible.

Trump exhibited some legal understanding of the issue, citing an op-ed written by Harvard Professor Laurence Tribe. Trump’s conclusion was that...

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Scalia did anti-PC right — with powerful legal reasoning, wit and humor

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 10:30am 2/14/2016 at 10:30am
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The unexpected news that Antonin Scalia died was a punch in the gut.

It reminded me of when I first heard that Andrew Breitbart had died — my wife saw it on Twitter and asked whether it was true. Her comment about Breitbart applies equally to Scalia, 

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Trump: I’ll sue to disqualify Cruz if the attack ads don’t stop

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 12, 2016 at 5:30pm 2/12/2016 at 5:30pm
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It’s Friday afternoon.

This should get the holiday weekend off to a nice, quiet start.

Donald Trump, angry that negative ads are being run against him, is threatening to sue to keep Ted Cruz out of the race based on the claim that Cruz is not a “natural born Citizen” and not eligible....

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Illinois Bd of Elections: Ted Cruz is “natural born Citizen” and eligible for ballot

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/3/2016 at 1:00pm
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In all the news noise over the Iowa caucuses, a decision by the Illinois Board of Elections passed almost entirely under the radar.

There was much hoopla when two voters filed a challenge to Ted Cruz appearing on the ballot because Cruz allegedly was not a “natural born Citizen” and ineligible. (My...

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Supreme Court accepts Texas immigration case for review

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 3:16pm 1/19/2016 at 3:16pm
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The U.S. Supreme Court this morning granted a Petition by the U.S. government for review of lower court decisions putting a halt to Obama’s executive immigration action.

That action halted deportation for up to 5 million people in the country illegally. Our prior posts have the background:

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Will courts be willing to “settle” Ted Cruz’s eligibility?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:30am 1/19/2016 at 8:30am
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Professor Jacobson has opined on the question of whether Ted Cruz qualifies to be president as a “natural born citizen.” The short answer is: he definitely does. However, as Professor Jacobson also indicated, that hasn’t stopped Trump from attempt...

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TX Gov Greg Abbott has plan to return power to the States

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:30pm 1/9/2016 at 12:30pm
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Now that Texas governor Greg Abbott has been in office for a while, it’s easy to see why he beat Wendy Davis so handily. Abbott is pushing back against what he, and many others, see as an overreaching federal government.

The Dallas Morning News reports:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls for Convention of...

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