About: Louis R. Lombardi

Louis Lombardi is a retired NYC police captain and attorney. He currently resides in State College, PA where he teaches at a local community college along with practicing law. Additionally, he writes a monthly column for the local newspaper, the Centre Daily times and he has his own blog at www.obpopulus.wordpress.com.

Mr. Lombardi is married and a father of three lovely daughters.




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Another Brick Removed

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Posted by    Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 4:00pm 3/18/2012 at 4:00pm

Our Bill of Rights is the foundation of our protections from government intrusion, a bastion of liberty unknown in most of the world. The essence of the Bill of Rights, what defines us as a nation and a citizenry, is captured by the First Amendment – freedom of religion, speech, press,...

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The Trivialization of Joe Continues

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Posted by    Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 3:19pm 3/11/2012 at 3:19pm

Joe the Plumber is back and this time he is fighting for keeps, a place in Congress. What can he expect this time from the main stream media? If the past is any guide, a pretty rough go and then some. Think of the Christine O’Donnell treatment on steroids.

Joe is used...

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A Castle too Far

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Posted by    Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 3:45pm 3/10/2012 at 3:45pm

Over the last past twenty years or so, states have been strengthening the “Castle Doctrine” affording homeowners’ greater protection when they use deadly force against invaders.

It is common sense that when one is in one’s home and an intruder appears one can resort to deadly force to protect oneself without fear...

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Gainful Employment Rule

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Posted by    Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 4:00pm 3/4/2012 at 4:00pm

David vs. Goliath

In 1986, I graduated from Penn State University. My costs to attend for four years are about the same it costs to attend there today for one year. In a little over two decades, the cost of higher education has skyrocketed; and what has occurred at Penn State is...

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The Twinkie Enticement

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Posted by    Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10:00am 2/27/2012 at 10:00am

With the backlash to the ever growing power of the federal government and its increased dominance in our lives, one must ask, how did this behemoth come to be in the first place?

First, a little constitutional primer is in order to understand our current predicament. Under our constitutional system of government,...

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A Tyrannical Redux?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 2:41pm 2/19/2012 at 2:41pm

The Arab Spring has sprung. But for us, it has been mostly doom and gloom, an extended winter.

Throughout the Middle East, we have seen an uprising against the established order. In most cases, these uprisings have been overdue as the tyrants had their collective feet on the necks of the populace....

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The Asphyxiation of an Industry

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Posted by    Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2:46pm 2/12/2012 at 2:46pm

The Obama administration has been tightening the grip around the collective necks of the fossil fuel industry. The goal is of course to kill it and nowhere is this more self evident than with oil exploration.

The most recent example is the studying to death of the Keystone pipeline. Allegedly, the Obama...

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It’s more than just an assault on our religious freedoms

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Posted by    Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 5:04pm 2/5/2012 at 5:04pm

Government entanglement in our lives is increasing exponentially. Nowhere is this more evident than the recent assault on religious freedoms from varying governmental entities. As Rick Santorum would put it, “It is a top down approach” and it truly is.

From the top, we have the Obama administration’s new health care mandate...

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The Face of Peace

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Posted by    Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 2:00pm 1/29/2012 at 2:00pm

With the Republican primary taking up all the oxygen, other issues of importance have been flying under the radar. One such issue is our peace initiative in Afghanistan.

The Obama administration has decided to engage Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef as a conduit to the Taliban in order to peacefully resolve the conflict....

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A Legacy that will not Die

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Posted by    Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 3:41pm 1/22/2012 at 3:41pm

My name is Louis Lombardi and this is my first post on Legal Insurrection. I am a graduate of Penn State University and my introductory post is on the passing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno. You can get a complete biography of me by clicking on my name in the other contributors section.
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My family attended...

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