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  • Government-Mandated Racial Discrimination in Guam Should End

    In a disappointing miscarriage of justice that will take months to overturn, a federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit against Guam over its clear racial discrimination in violation of the Fifteenth Amendment and the federal Voting Rights Act. The Center for Individual Rights and Christian Adams, a former Justice Department … More

    Transparency in Government: Finding Out How Much the Government’s Mistakes Are Costing Us

    One of the little known costs that taxpayers unwittingly pay is the Judgment Fund administered by the Treasury Department. This fund is used to pay “judicially and administratively ordered monetary awards against the United States” when it loses lawsuits, as well as settlements by the government of threatened or actual … More

    South Carolina Beats DOJ (Again) Over Voter ID Law

    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has beaten U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder once again in the voter ID litigation bowl, this time in a dispute over costs. On Friday, January 4, a three-judge panel of the District of Columbia federal court declared that South Carolina was the “prevailing party” … More

    Lawsuit Claiming Filibuster Unconstitutional Dismissed

    Today, District of Columbia federal Judge Emmett Sullivan dismissed the frivolous lawsuit filed by Common Cause and Representatives Mike Michaud (D–ME), Hank Johnson (D–GA), John Lewis (D–GA), and Keith Ellison (D–MN) claiming that the Senate’s rule on filibustering is somehow unconstitutional. They were also joined by three illegal aliens who … More

    Second Amendment: Illinois Gun Ban Struck Down

    On December 11, in a major win for Second Amendment rights, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals threw out Illinois’s virtual ban on the carrying of any guns, whether concealed or otherwise. In Moore v. Madigan, the state of Illinois claimed that there was no … More

    EVENT: Defending the Filibuster, the Soul of the Senate

    On Tuesday, December 11, at 11:00 a.m., Heritage will host a book event and a discussion with two well-known experts on the importance of maintaining the current rule governing the use of the filibuster in the Senate. In Defending the Filibuster, Richard A. Arenberg and Robert B. Dove argue that … More

    The Dangers of Close Elections

    With millions of Americans turning out to cast their ballots on Tuesday and the latest polling still showing a down-to-the-wire race, we should all hope that whichever candidate wins the presidential contest, he does so with a decisive and uncontestable margin. Otherwise, we could face contentious recounts, unprecedented litigation, and … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Administration Will Pay Companies to Violate the Law

    The Obama Administration’s disregard for the law has struck again—and this time, it’s encouraging others to violate the law at taxpayer expense. That’s worth saying again: The Obama Administration is encouraging people to violate a law, and promising that it will use taxpayer money to cover fines incurred from this … More

    VIDEO: Campaign Staffer Caught Red-Handed Facilitating Voter Fraud

    Conservative activist and filmmaker James O’Keefe released a shocking video on Wednesday apparently showing Patrick Moran, son of and campaign field manager for Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), facilitating voter fraud by instructing an undercover videographer on how to forge documents to give to poll workers. Moran has since resigned from … More

    President Obama's Misleading Account of Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Case

    In the second presidential debate, when the issue of equal pay for women came up, President Obama responded with an assertion that was flat-out wrong. He said that he signed the Lilly Ledbetter bill because the Supreme Court had ruled that Ledbetter, who claimed in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & … More