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Appeals Court Delays Emoluments Lawsuit against Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 21, 2018 at 9:00am 12/21/2018 at 9:00am
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Last night, the Fourth Circuit stayed Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s Emoluments Clause lawsuit against President Trump in its entirety, while scheduling oral argument in the case to begin on March 19, 2019.

This means that the litigation will be completely paused until the court reaches a decision on the President’s petition, which...

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Pierce College Changes Policy, Will Now Allow Students to Pass Out Constitutions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 8:00am 12/20/2018 at 8:00am

It took two years and a lawsuit to get this done, but better late than never.

The Washington Times reports:

College settles free speech lawsuit, will allow students to hand out U.S. Constitutions

Students at Pierce College will be able to pass out copies of the U.S. Constitution without conditions after two years of...

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Ocasio-Cortez for President?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8:00pm 12/15/2018 at 8:00pm
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Vox‘s Matthew Yglesias believes that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should run for president.

Hey, why not? What could possibly go wrong?

Oh, and if she’s not old enough—and, at 29, she’s not—then it’s time to “fix” the Constitution.

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Federal Judge kills Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8:35pm 12/14/2018 at 8:35pm
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Reed O’Connor, a federal judge in the Northern District of Texas, just killed Obamacare.

If the ruling holds up on appeal, Obamacare is dead. As a doorknob. Not just the mandate or some other particular provisions.

He killed the WHOLE THING.

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Trump considering Executive Order ending Birthright Citizenship for children of non-citizens and illegal immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 9:00am 10/30/2018 at 9:00am
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Axios reports this morning that Trump is considering signing an Executive Order ending birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants:

President Trump plans to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship...

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Student Suing Pierce College for Blocking Campus Distribution of U.S. Constitution

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:00am 8/1/2018 at 10:00am

Several times a year, this becomes an issue on various college campuses. Why?

The College Fix reports:

Lawsuit against college for blocking distribution of U.S. Constitution moves forward

A student at Pierce College in California who claims...

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Is it time to re-open the birthright citizenship debate?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 5:00pm 7/31/2018 at 5:00pm

Michael Anton has caused a furor by suggesting that birthright citizenship is not required by the US Constitution, as Fuzzy Slippers has previously discussed on this blog. Anton is quoted as having said this on Tucker Carlson’s show:
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Former Trump Adviser Michael Anton: Constitution Does Not Require Birthright Citizenship

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 4:00pm 7/29/2018 at 4:00pm
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Michael Anton, a lecturer and research fellow at Hillsdale College and a former national security official in the Trump administration. Anton also was the pseudonymous author of The Flight 93 Election article that cause a stir prior to the 2016 election.

Earlier this month, Anton penned an op-ed...

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Student Claims University Required Him to Submit U. S. Constitution for Review Before Distributing

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 9:30am 7/7/2018 at 9:30am

Distributing copies of the United States Constitution on American college campuses should not be an issue, yet somehow it often is.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Code Red: Students required to submit copy of Constitution before passing it out on campus

Kean University, a public institution in Union, N.J., holds a red speech code rating,...

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SCOTUS upholds power of states to force internet retailers to collect sales tax

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:27am 6/21/2018 at 10:27am

The Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling that did not split on traditional ideological lines, upheld South Dakota’s ability to require that out-of-state internet sellers collect state sales tax on goods sold into South Dakota. The case involved the internet retailer Wayfair and South Dakota.

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Columbia Prof Warns of ‘Theocratization’ of Constitution by Conservatives

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 12:00pm 6/13/2018 at 12:00pm

The SCOTUS ruling on Masterpiece Cakes has apparently got some progressives in academia concerned.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof warns of ‘theocratization’ of Constitution by conservatives

A Columbia University professor recently claimed that conservatives’ belief in “natural law” is leading to a “radical theocratization of the Constitution.”

Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Katherine Franke,...

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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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