Migrant Caravan Reminds Us That We Need to Use and Obey the Constitution

Nov 28, 2018  by  Steve Byas   With America threatened by the invasion efforts of a “migrant caravan” from Central America, Rob Natelson, a constitutional law professor, said on the Lars Larson Show that the U.S. Constitution has specific relevance to the situation. Natelson is the author of The Original Constitution: What It Actually Said and Meant, and he … More Migrant Caravan Reminds Us That We Need to Use and Obey the Constitution

James Madison Mania?

Mar 16, 2018  by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.   Despite being called the “Father of the Constitution,” there is no monument to James Madison in Washington, D.C. Well, there is a small statue of him inside the Library of Congress annex that bears his name, but it is dwarfed (as was the man himself) by the … More James Madison Mania?

Switzerland’s New Immigration Statute Sets High Hurdle for Citizenship

Jan 13, 2018 by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D A new law in Switzerland seeks to stanch the flow of immigrants into the small Alpine confederation renown for its historic adherence to principles of liberty and federalism. Regulations promulgated by the law, which became effective this month, prevent immigrants who have received welfare in the past three … More Switzerland’s New Immigration Statute Sets High Hurdle for Citizenship

Constitutional Conventions: What Can 1787 Teach About 2016?

May 28, 2016 by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.   On May 25, 1787 the so-called “federal convention” began in Philadelphia, some two weeks after it was scheduled to start. Present at that August meeting were many of the leading lights of the American cause of liberty: George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, James Wilson, Alexander Hamilton, … More Constitutional Conventions: What Can 1787 Teach About 2016?

Legal Scholars Urge Officeholders: Refuse to Accept Same-Sex Marriage Opinion as Binding Precedent

October 11, 2015 A group of more than 60 legal scholars released a statement last week calling on all federal and state officeholders not to accept the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision–declaring a national right to same-same sex marriage–as binding precedent. One of the signers and authors of the statement was Robert. P. George, … More Legal Scholars Urge Officeholders: Refuse to Accept Same-Sex Marriage Opinion as Binding Precedent