May 3, 2018 by Dave Bohon This year’s May 3 National Day of Prayer appeared to be a low-key affair across America, with little fanfare or press attention as countless thousands of congregations and faithful knelt to petition God for His continued mercy and blessings over the nation. However, the president himself took the opportunity … More Trump Takes Lead on National Day of Prayer
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 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 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 3, 2018 by Selwyn Duke “Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man towards God,” said signatory to the Constitution Gouverneur Morris. Contrary to popular myth, this was the common Founder view at the time. And while it’s not common today, some … More Proposal: Teach the Bible in Public Schools
Feng Wei Photography/Getty Images 31 Mar 2018 by Michael Patrick Leahy As one billion Christians around the world gather on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the foundational event of the Christian faith, it is worth reminding every American about the Christian origins of our constitutional republic. Three key theological concepts from … More The Christian Origins of America’s Constitutional Republic
A husband and wife want to upend how we talk about wrongful convictions. By MAURICE CHAMMAH Jennifer Thompson has told her harrowing tale many times. In 1984, a man broke into her apartment and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint. She picked Ronald Cotton out of a police lineup, and he was sent to prison. But … More When the Innocent Go to Prison, How Many Guilty Go Free?
Mar 20, 2018 By John W. Whitehead “Those who created this country chose freedom. With all of its dangers. And do you know the riskiest part of that choice they made? They actually believed that we could be trusted to make up our own minds in the whirl of differing ideas. That we could be … More Tolerance Cuts Both Ways: Freedom for the Speech We Hate