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  • How Harry Reid Is Trying to End Debate in the Senate

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    The latest salvo in the Senate’s procedural war was fired yesterday when Senator Chuck Grassley (R—Iowa) introduced a resolution to limit abuse of the cloture rule—a practice frequently employed by Sen. Harry Reid (D–Nev.). Grassley was joined by at least 25 other GOP senators in sponsoring the “Stop Cloture Abuse … More

    Lerner Likely Waived the Fifth and Can Be Held in Contempt

    While Lois Lerner’s reassertion of the Fifth Amendment, as well as the confrontation between Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R–Calif.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D–Md.), soaked up all of the media coverage of the  IRS scandal last week, one interesting news item did not get much attention: the revelation by Lerner’s attorney, … More

    Voter ID: Protecting the Integrity of Our Elections

    With midterm elections underway in Texas, the fight over voter ID will undoubtedly garner some serious attention in the national media in the coming weeks and months. Ten states will require voters to present photo ID when voting in this year’s midterms, despite vigorous attacks from liberal opponents and the … More

    Lerner Asserts the Fifth—Again

    In an exciting, if unsurprising, hearing this morning before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, former IRS official Lois Lerner once again asserted her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. As part of her assertion, Lerner refused to answer any questions about the IRS targeting of Tea Party and … More

    The Latest Effort by the IRS to Censor Political Speech

    With April 15 rapidly approaching, the federal agency that Americans ubiquitously dislike and fear – the Internal Revenue Service – is once again targeting nonprofit advocacy organizations in what may be an effort to censor political speech.  Instead of trying to correct its internal bias and problems, the IRS is … More

    Man Files Suit to Ban Latin in Courts

    If you have too often been confused by the language in a legal opinion issued by a court of law, then you may hope that the U.S. Supreme Court accepts a petition for certiorari filed on Feb. 7 by Jerral Parris of Altamont, TN, against Cummins Power South, in a … More

    Voting Rights: Anything but Non-Partisan

    In reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision last June, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R., Wis.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) have introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014. The stated purpose is to prevent racial discrimination. But what it would really do is force … More

    The NAACP’s Hypocrisy on Voter ID

    Katie McHugh of the Daily Caller has a great story that really shows the hypocrisy of voter ID opponents: the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is organizing a protest march against the state’s new voter ID law, but the flyer being handed out to participants tells them that they … More

    The IRS Drive to Silence the Right

    There were fireworks this week in the House of Representatives as two different committees held hearings on Wednesday and Thursday over the IRS targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups, as well as proposed new regulations by the IRS that would silence these same organizations (but not unions). >>> … More

    Protecting Voting Rights in Alabama

    On January 13, the first court decision reimposing preclearance requirements since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder was issued for a small Alabama town in Allen v. City of Evergreen.  In Shelby County, the Supreme Court found unconstitutional a coverage formula that required nine states … More