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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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Prof. Lawrence Lessig: Our attempt to steal the election is going well

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 11:30am 12/14/2016 at 11:30am

The Electoral College meets December 19, and Democrats are increasing their attempt to steal the election by getting Electors to vote contrary to the vote in their states even if bound by state law.

Prof. Lawrence Lessig, one of the first to call for the...

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The one thing you must understand about the unfolding media-Democrat Electoral College coup attempt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 12, 2016 at 9:20pm 12/12/2016 at 9:20pm

We are witnessing nothing short of an attempt to steal the election by some Democrats and a very supportive mainstream and leftwing media, by causing Electors in the Electoral College to go rogue and vote for Hillary, or at least not vote for Trump.

The first excuse for this tactic after the...

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Gallup: Americans’ Support For Electoral College Rises Sharply

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 4:30pm 12/4/2016 at 4:30pm

With Democrats screaming about their winning the popular vote, a vote located almost exclusively on the coasts and in the nation’s biggest cities, it’s heartening to learn that Americans’ support for the Electoral College has dramatically increased.

Gallup reports:

Americans’ support for keeping the Electoral College system for electing presidents has increased sharply....

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Prager U: The Electoral College and Why it Matters

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00pm 11/13/2016 at 7:00pm

This election cycle brought to the forefront the failure of the American education system to teach the populace basic Constitutional principles, like why we have an Electoral College.

To help clarify, we dug into Prager U’s archives and found a great explainer on why we have the Electoral College and why it’s...

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Florida Supreme Court: Legislature’s re-write of death penalty law still unconstitutional

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 14, 2016 at 5:34pm 10/14/2016 at 5:34pm
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The problem with Florida’s death penalty began earlier this year when the Florida legislature rewrote the death penalty law in light of the Supreme Court ruling that its existing law was unconstitutional.  The rewrite was flawed and resulted in a challenge that resulted in today’s rulings that Florida’s death penalty is...

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Alabama Chief Justice Suspended Over Directives on Same-Sex Marriage

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:30pm 10/1/2016 at 7:30pm
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Alabama was at the center of much national discussion concerning same-sex “marriage,” and at the center of much of that was Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.  Moore first came to national attention regarding a

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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

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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