Federal Judge Rules Against Berkeley In Victory For Free Speech

April 28, 2018 jonathanturley I have previously criticized the University of California at Berkeley for its highly biased history in dealing with conservative speakers who come to campus.  Now, federal judge Maxine Chesney has agreed with the Young America’s Foundation (and the U.S. Justice Department) in rejecting a motion to dismiss by Berkeley — forcing the school … More Federal Judge Rules Against Berkeley In Victory For Free Speech

SCOTUS Justices Express Skepticism About Arguments Against Trump Travel Ban

April 27, 2018 by  Warren Mass   As justices of the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Trump v. Hawaii on April 25, their line of questioning indicated that the four more conservative members of the High Court, as well as Justice Anthony Kennedy — who is often a “swing vote” — appeared to be sympathetic … More SCOTUS Justices Express Skepticism About Arguments Against Trump Travel Ban

Imperial Judiciary: Acting Unconstitutionally, Judge Orders Restart of DACA

April 25, 2018 by  Selwyn Duke Another judge has signaled that he doesn’t like the law — so he’s just going to ignore it. On Tuesday, Judge John D. Bates of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia “ruled” that last year’s revocation of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was illegal … More Imperial Judiciary: Acting Unconstitutionally, Judge Orders Restart of DACA

CDC Buried Data Supporting Defensive Use of Firearms

 April 24, 2018 by  Bob Adelmann   Gary Kleck, a criminologist now retired from Florida State University, was likely astonished to learn that his controversial study, The National Self-Defense Survey, was accurate after all. He and FSU fellow professor Marc Gertz concluded, based on their carefully-crafted surveys conducted in 1993, that there were more than 2.2 million … More CDC Buried Data Supporting Defensive Use of Firearms

The Bill of Rights is Missing an Amendment – Another Dred Decision By A Lower Court

April 19, 2018 By The Common Constitutionalist   One of greater problems that plague our federal government is that of cross-delegation. What do I mean by this? I describe this phenomenon as such, owing to the fact that three branches of government are no longer “separate but equal.” As we see by the take-over of government by … More The Bill of Rights is Missing an Amendment – Another Dred Decision By A Lower Court

What Does Free Speech Mean?

Among other cherished values, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. The U.S. Supreme Court often has struggled to determine what exactly constitutes protected speech. The following are examples of speech, both direct (words) and symbolic (actions), that the Court has decided are either entitled to First Amendment protections, or not. The First Amendment states, … More What Does Free Speech Mean?

Effingham County, Illinois, Declares Itself a Sanctuary…. for Gun Owners!

     April 19, 2018  by  Bob Adelmann Joe Thoele, an Effingham County, Illinois board member, was tired of his state’s continued assault on the Second Amendment and decided to do something about it. On Monday he persuaded seven of the other eight board members to declare his county a “sanctuary” county, ordering county employees not to … More Effingham County, Illinois, Declares Itself a Sanctuary…. for Gun Owners!