Associated Press 28 April 2018 by Ian Mason The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned a lower court on Friday to allow a Texas voter ID law to remain in place in a case that could be a major breakthrough for conservative anti-voter fraud efforts. Judge Edith Jones’s 17-page opinion for the … More Appeals Court Upholds Texas Voter ID Law
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Importance of Free Speech on Campus [Prof. Josh Blackman] This is terrifying. Not only the protest, but the ignorance of these kids toward the rule of law. Regardless of your class or race preferences, the alternative to the rule of law, a truly arbitrary government, is the worst of all worlds.
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!
June 14, 2017 By Bev Harris and and Jim Keller Human beings rely on one another for reality testing. Consensus is sometimes used to imply truth, but consensus is a dubious approach if a result is false. Election results can become false through error, outside “hacking,” or inside manipulation. The Texas legislature addressed election fraud as a … More Election Law Case: Dr Laura Pressley