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Florida’s process for restoring felon voting rights ruled unconstitutional, but what comes next?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:09pm 2/1/2018 at 9:09pm

U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker in Tallahassee has ruled that Florida’s process for restoring voting rights to convicted felons violates both the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The implications of the ruling, however, may not be so far-reaching since the judge hasn’t yet decided on a specific remedy.

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Court Denies College’s Attempt to Dismiss Student’s Free Speech Case

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 19, 2018 at 4:00pm 1/19/2018 at 4:00pm

This is another case where a student was reprimanded for handing out copies of the constitution on camus. Then FIRE got involved.

From the FIRE website:

Court rejects Pierce College’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit against its tiny ‘free speech zone’

In an order issued yesterday, a federal district court denied Los Angeles Community College...

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Supreme Court halts North Carolina court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6:59pm 1/18/2018 at 6:59pm

We covered the other day how North Carolina was ordered to redo it’s congressional maps, Court Tells North Carolina to Redraw Congressional Lines by Next Week.

The Supreme Court just issued a Stay of that order.

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Another School Changes Policy on Handing Out Copies of Constitution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 2:30pm 12/31/2017 at 2:30pm

It’s amazing that this is even an issue on college campuses. What’s so dangerous about the constitution?

The College Fix reports:

Another college that harassed student for passing out Constitutions changes policies after warning

If you want to be harassed by campus bureaucrats, ask passers-by to write whatever they want on your oversized beach...

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DOJ will not seek emergency Supreme Court stay of injunctions allowing enlistment of transgender troops

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 3:30pm 12/30/2017 at 3:30pm
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It’s official: as of 12:00 a.m. January 1, 2018, the U.S. military will be open to transgender recruits—a change in policy that had been set in motion by Former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in 2016.

Last night, the Department of Justice announced that it would not ask the Supreme Court to stay...

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Court throws out Emoluments Clause lawsuit against Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 6:45pm 12/21/2017 at 6:45pm

One of the earliest, and dumbest, mantras of #TheResistance since Trump won the election was that Trump’s continued business interests violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under...

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“Democrats’ #Resistance is creating a genuine constitutional crisis”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:30pm 12/12/2017 at 2:30pm
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Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett had a tweet on December 5, 2017, that I’ve been meaning to write about.

It reflects a subject I, and others, have been focusing on since election night — the refusal of Democrats and #NeverTrump Republicans to accept the outcome of the election not just emotionally, but...

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13 States ask SCOTUS to block California egg law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:15pm 12/9/2017 at 9:15pm
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Thirteen states are trying to haul California in front of the US Supreme Court.

While there is a myriad of issues that would be worthy of this move, it is the Golden State’s egg law that the potential plaintiffs want cracked open before the nation’s highest court.

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DNC Chair Perez: Electoral College “Not a Creation of the Constitution”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30pm 10/26/2017 at 7:30pm
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The left has had a love-hate relationship with the Electoral College for decades.  When it looks like the Electoral College will help or has helped them, they champion it, and when it looks like it

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Safe Spaces and Safety Teams at Vassar College for My Lecture on Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:20pm 10/26/2017 at 2:20pm

On October 25, 2017, I gave a speech at Vassar College on “An Examination of Hate Speech and Free Speech on College Campuses.” The main sponsor was the Vassar Conservative Libertarian Union, which also sponsored my 2014 speech at Vassar. Other sponsors were Students for Liberty and the Leadership Institute.

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Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio upheld by court

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10:00am 10/6/2017 at 10:00am
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In late August, we covered the attempts of certain leftist interest groups to challenge the pardon granted former Sheriff Joseph Arpaio by President Trump.

Media and activist Trump-Derangement-Syndrome types like Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post gave credence to the arguments against a pardon, but there never was any there there, as...

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Confused Nancy Pelosi: You can’t “yell wolf in a crowded theater”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:00am 8/25/2017 at 7:00am
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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., in discussing the limits of free speech, wrote in Schenck v. U.S. (1919):

“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.”

A lot of people mess up the quote, saying that “you can’t...

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Students Arrested at Kellogg Community College for Handing Out Copies of Constitution

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00am 6/30/2017 at 10:00am

This has happened at other schools a few times over the last few years. These students are now suing the school.

Reason reports:

Michigan College Arrests Kids for Handing Out Constitutions, Whines About Being ‘Vilified’ When Students Sue

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) members were passing out pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution to...

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195 Congressional Democrats file Emoluments Lawsuit against Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:20pm 6/14/2017 at 12:20pm
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In a case docketed today, 195 Democratic Senators and Congressmen, led by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congressman John Conyers, filed suit against President Trump seeking to declare a violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. This follows a prior lawsuit by the Attorney Generals of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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4th Circuit upholds injunction against Trump revised travel Executive Order

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:24pm 5/25/2017 at 2:24pm
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The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard the case en banc, has upheld substantially all of the Maryland District Court injunction against Trump’s revised travel Executive Order in an opinion (pdf.) dripping with politics. (Full embed at bottom of post).

The opinions (including concurring and dissenting) are 200 pages, so it...

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The Judicial Insurrection against Trump’s Presidency

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 9:40pm 3/18/2017 at 9:40pm
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After the 9th Circuit refused to vacate a TRO issued by a federal judge in Washington State as to Donald Trump’s first executive order, I suggested that those judicial decisions not only were legally unjustified, they presented a threat to Trump’s lawful executive powers and that dropping and reworking the executive...

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Hollywood libs discover the Constitution

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:30am 1/21/2017 at 10:30am
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Remember when Tea Party participants were mocked for carrying copies of the Constitution?

In 2010, The Hill reported:

Demand for copies of the U.S. Constitution is skyrocketing.

The increased interest comes amid the rise of the Tea Party movement and as both parties cite the Constitution to advance their agendas.

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