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  • WATCH LIVE at 2 p.m. Thursday: Ensuring Election Integrity

    The Heritage Foundation and True the Vote, a nonpartisan grassroots organization in Houston, Texas, are sponsoring an important discussion on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET called “Ensuring Election Integrity: The Need for Election Reform.” It will be streamed live online here. Ensuring election integrity is a fundamental responsibility of government … More

    Holder Gets It Completely Wrong on Poll Taxes and Voter ID

    First he was withholding information from Congress. Now U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is giving misinformation to the public. In his July 10 speech to the NAACP, Holder claimed that the requirement that you obtain a free photo ID to vote is the same as a poll tax: “Many of … More

    The Problem of Non-Citizen Voting

    The Obama Administration has gone to the mat to try to prevent states from verifying the citizenship of their registered voters. Registering and voting by non-citizens is a felony under federal law, and Florida has already found aliens on its voter rolls, some of whom voted in prior elections. Almost … More

    Minnesota: The Latest Shameful Attack on Voter ID

    The latest attack on voter ID is occurring in Minnesota, where on Tuesday, the state Supreme Court will hear a case filed by the League of Women Voters (LWV). In League of Women Voters Minnesota v. Ritchie, the LWV is trying to convince the court to remove a referendum question … More

    Is the Roberts Court Partisan?

    One of the frequent claims we hear from liberals is that the justices on the Supreme Court who are dubbed “conservative” are (in contrast to the liberal justices) just driven by politics, pro-business and anti-plaintiff, and not considerate of due process and that cases are constantly decided by 5–4 splits … More

    Fast and Furious: Covering up the Death of a U.S. Agent

    Todd Gaziano has outlined at the Foundry the legal doctrine of executive privilege that President Obama has asserted in the congressional investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. The most important part of that doctrine to understand is that a President cannot assert executive privilege for the purpose of hiding wrongdoing … More

    Next Stop for Proposition 8: U.S. Supreme Court

    It was no surprise today that the most liberal (and most-overturned) federal appeals court in the nation, the Ninth Circuit, refused a request for a rehearing by the entire court of the decision by a three-judge panel that found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. This means that the proponents of Proposition … More

    Day 3 at the Court - Severability and Coercive Medicaid Conditions

    The Court’s morning session concentrated on whether, if the individual mandate is held unconstitutional (as looks increasingly likely after yesterday’s argument), it can be cleanly severed from the rest of ObamaCare, and if not, what other portions of the act must the Court strike down with it. The Court’s afternoon … More

    Video: Individual Mandate Under Fire: Obamacare at the Court, Day 2

    The packed hearing room of the Supreme Court was a who’s who of lawyers and political leaders this morning, all of whom witnessed what was an undeniably bad day for the Obama Administration and its defense of the President’s health care law. Paul Clement and Michael Carvin, attorneys representing those … More

    Medical Malpractice Reform: States vs. the Federal Government

    Medical malpractice reform is needed in many different states, but an effort currently underway on this issue in Congress is misguided. Legislatures in places like Texas that passed measures intended to reform the court processes used to make claims against doctors and hospitals and to stop abusive litigation have seen … More