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    Equality and the Redefinition of Marriage

    At a reception last week for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, President Obama reiterated his support for the redefinition of marriage, claiming inspiration from the Declaration of Independence: And it’s something that can be traced back to our Declaration of Independence—the fundamental principle that all of us are … More

    Judicial Activism: Trading the Stable Rule of Law for the Fickle Rule of Men

    Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it would bar most forms of protest on the marble plaza in front of the court, as well as other surrounding areas on the court’s grounds, in part to protect “the appearance of the court as a body not … More

    A Constitution for the 21st Century

    Economists often point to the “wisdom of crowds”—the idea that a group of people is likely to make better decisions that an individual will. Then again, your mother probably taught you the importance of individualism when she admonished you that “if everyone else jumps off a bridge, would you do … More

    SUPREME COURT DECISION | Keeping Noncitizens Out of the Polling Place

    The Supreme Court came down on the wrong side of election integrity on Monday when it ruled against an Arizona state law intended to keep noncitizens from disenfranchising other voters with their fraudulent votes. But the decision was limited in its scope and is not a complete loss, although it … More

    Washington Bureaucrats Unconstitutionally Making Public Policy

    Washington, D.C., is the country’s last “company town,” and the big industry is the federal government. So it isn’t received well here when someone dares to question the size or scope of government. Recently, law professor Jonathan Turley took to the pages of The Washington Post to warn about the … More

    Did the IRS's Lois Lerner Waive Her Fifth Amendment Rights?

    It is not clear that Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the IRS’s tax-exempt organizations office, waived her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, as has been suggested by commentators including Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, when she briefly appeared before the House Oversight Committee investigating the targeting of conservative organizations. … More

    DOJ Blows a "Chill" Wind Through the Media

    In recent days, it has been disclosed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) subpoenaed telephone records from Fox News reporters, including chief Washington correspondent James Rosen, and obtained a search warrant for the content of Rosen’s email in connection with another leak investigation. State Department adviser Stephen Jin-Woo Kim has … More

    Another Obama Recess Appointment Smacked Down

    Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated a decision of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on the basis that board member Craig Becker had been appointed in violation of the Constitution. In a 2–1 decision, Judge D. Brooks Smith determined that Becker’s appointment on March … More

    Morning Bell: The IRS Wants to Know If You're a "Patriot"

    Across this great land, patriotic Americans are behaving subversively. We’re quoting from our pocket Constitutions, starting reading groups to discuss our founding documents, even gathering together to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Uncle Sam is not amused. As leaders of tea party groups have been painfully aware … More

    The Good Ol’ Progressive Contempt for the Founding

    Any conservative who takes his bearings from America’s founding principles can’t help but miss the candor with which the early Progressives dismissed our founding documents as antiquated relics of a bygone era. Unlike liberal politicians from FDR onward who couch their statist agenda in the rhetoric of the Founding, Woodrow … More