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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: The Constitution is even older than Ezra Klein thinks

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:00am
Sheila Jackson Lee

Remember what Ezra Klein said about our old Constitution?

“The issue of the Constitution is that the text is confusing because it was written more than 100 years ago and what people believe it says differs from person to person and differs depending on what they want to get done.”

The internet remembers.

Proving...

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San Diego Police photograph the evidence during strip club “Inspection”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00am
Cheetahs Club

As an Environmental Health and Safety professional and Tea Party activist, one of my concerns is overregulation of business.

For example, the permit process for various operations can be both expensive and time-consuming.  Failure to comply with complex regulatory requirements is potentially costly.  I rail the business-crushing California laws often.

However, I must...

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Hobby Lobby also argues its case in social media

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:15pm
http://youtu.be/empZxxB19nU

You may have heard about the upcoming Supreme Court case of Sebellius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

On November 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a case arising out of commitment of the Green family, the sole owners of Hobby Lobby S...

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Law prof: US is at “constitutional tipping point”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:01pm
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Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, testified Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee on the topic of “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws.”

Turley expressed concern...

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Who are the 37%?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2:56pm
Fox News Obama use of executive orders Jonathan Turley

A number of readers emailed me about this Kelly File segment last night.

Money quote, bordering on “a cult of personality.”

This video is h/t Hot Air:

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I got rights

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:04pm
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I recently was referred to disparagingly as a mere “blogger,” by an attorney in a matter I was reporting about, in an email in which “reply to all” was mistakenly selected.

It was disappointing at many levels, particularly given the person the attorney was representing, but not really surprising.

Well, buddy, I...

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Now a split decision on NSA data mining

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 27, 2013 at 3:30pm
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We reported last week on how Judge Leon in the District of Columbia ruled against the government, preliminarily, on NSA mass data surveillance. I cautioned against the media assumption that the ruling would survive:

The judge issued a preliminary injunction, but stayed his...

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NSA surveillance court decision

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 16, 2013 at 3:20pm
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Sorry, but I have too many other things on my plate right now to dig into this, even though it’s clearly an important decision which may eventually make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A federal judge in D.C. has found parts of the NSA metadata surveillance program to violate the...

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Utah federal judge strikes down key part of anti-polygamy law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:01am
Sister Wives Today Show

Yes, this all was predicted long ago, and led to charges of fear mongering and false slippery slopes.

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 Martha Nussbaum, one of the leading legal advocates for gay...

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Book Review: “Dumbing Down the Courts,” By Dr. John Lott, Jr.

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:15pm
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Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench” (2013) is the most recent of Dr. John Lott Jr.’s excellent books applying economics to better understand the societal dynamics around controversial issues. Gun owners will be most familiar with his past work on the defensive uses of...

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Even more on Obama lawlessness (Video added)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 8:36pm
House Judiciary Hearing Faithful Execution of Laws 12-3-2013

A follow up to An increasingly dangerous presidency and More on Obama lawlessness.

You can read the full testimonies at the links. The key thing is that there may be no remedy — other than at the ballot box in 2014 — to Obama’s lawlessness. There are issues of standing (who can...

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U.S. Supreme Court takes Hobby Lobby Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 1:00pm
LI #07 Hobby Lobby

The last time we checked on Hobby Lobby after a 60,000 citizen buycott in support of its case against Obamacare, it looked likely that US Supreme Court would take up the case.

SCOTUS has now formally done just that.

The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review the lawsuit filed by Hobby Lobby...

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Congress micromanaging its way out of accepting responsibility

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:11am

Rand Paul was on Hannity last night.

He makes a point I completely agree with, that Congress should not, by way of authorization, try to micromanage any military action against or regarding Syria.  Either authorize the President to use force as necessary with regard to the use of chemical weapons in, to...

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natural born Citizens: Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:05am

I believe Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal and Ted Cruz to be “natural born Citizens” and eligible to be President.  Here’s why.

1. Summary

There are few eligibility requirements to be President.  You don’t have to be smart, wise, experienced, honest, educated, or a particular gender or race.

Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution provides, in pertinent...

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