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  • Protecting the Electoral College from the National Popular Vote Scheme

    The “National Popular Vote” plan (NPV) is a scheme that would effectively abolish the Electoral College without going through the formal (and politically difficult) process of amending the Constitution. The NPV proposes an interstate compact in which participating states agree in advance to automatically allocate their electoral votes to the … More

    The Justice Department Plays a Losing Hand—Again

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an appeal today with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals of a federal district court’s decision refusing to issue an injunction against major portions of Alabama’s new immigration law. On September 28, Judge Sharon Blackburn upheld most of Alabama’s law, including a requirement that … More

    The Constitution and the Right to Vote: Protecting Against Voter Fraud

    In August, three voters in Wake County, North Carolina, were charged with voting twice in the 2008 presidential election, apparently for President Barack Obama. In April, a member of the executive committee of the NAACP in Tunica County, Mississippi, was convicted on 10 counts of fraudulently casting absentee ballots and … More

    Federal Judge Upholds Part of Alabama Immigration Law

    There is more good news today in the fight against illegal immigration at the state level (and bad news for the Obama Administration’s policy against enforcement of immigration laws). This afternoon, federal district court Judge Sharon Blackburn in Alabama issued an opinion refusing the Obama Administration’s request that the court … More

    Obamacare Has Arrived in the Supreme Court

    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) stole a march on the Obama Administration this morning by filing a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court appealing the 11th Circuit’s Obamacare decision. The Department of Justice (DOJ) had announced on Monday that it was not going to ask all 11 judges … More

    Hispanic Support for Voter ID

    Senator Dick Durbin (D–IL) recently held a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee in order to beat up on states that have passed voter ID laws, which he mistakenly claims “suppress” minority voters like Hispanics. He will no doubt be very unhappy at a poll just released by Resurgent Republic … More

    Being Relentless About 9/11

    I did not experience the 9/11 attack personally, and very fortunately did not lose anyone I know in that vicious act of terrorism. But it did mark a significant change in my life, since it marked my move to Washington. In fact, I was upstairs in our bedroom in Atlanta … More

    Operation Fast and Furious: The First Political Casualties

    With the resignation this week of Dennis K. Burke, the Obama-appointed U.S. Attorney in Phoenix, we have the first high-level casualty in the burgeoning scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley is also being transferred from the criminal division to the civil division, although the … More

    Backdoor Amnesty - Abusing the Constitution and Presidential Authority

    When President Obama was inaugurated, he swore an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”  Article II, Section 3 directs the President to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”  Unfortunately, in what has become an all too common occurrence in this administration, Obama … More

    The Court Battle Over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

    In a victory for common-sense and a serious set-back for the Holder Justice Department, a three-judge panel of the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously reversed a decision by the district court.  Today’s reversal reinstates the challenge by residents of Kinston, North Carolina, that Section 5 … More