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The Strange Career of Equality

The idea of human equality was absent from the U.S. Constitution until the 14th Amendment was adopted after the Civil War. On one hand, this exclusion seems strange given that one of the truths for which Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence is celebrated was his assertion that… 442 more words

Politics

All Roads Lead To This, Maybe...

The other day I was asked how the President thinks he can do what he wants even if it is unconstitutional. Understanding the fact that most people in the nation don’t fully understand our current system, I took the time to explain. 689 more words

Montana marriage ban overturned; licenses granted

And the walls keep tumbling down.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the state gay marriage ban in Montana, one of the last states to continue defending its ban despite rulings in favor of same-sex marriage from appeals courts that oversee them.

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Gay Marriage

Montana Gay Marriage Ban Overturned; Licenses Granted

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the state gay marriage ban in Montana, one of the last states to continue defending its ban despite rulings in favor of same-sex marriage from appeals courts that oversee them. 807 more words

News

Church and State

In several other forums as well as the news within the last five years or more, there has been significant discussion regarding the separation of church and state. 435 more words

Informaitional

Equal Protection Under the Law

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. 383 more words

Social

Be Careful Where You Vacation: Personal Jurisdiction Based on Physical Presence

My family spent this past 4th of July weekend at a bed and breakfast in Granbury, Texas. We haven’t done any “small town” Texas vacations, and this seemed about as good an opportunity as any. 1,319 more words

Personal Jurisdiction