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Constitutional Rights and Wrongs

For a politics guided by definitions, not polls or power-plays.

Written by: David Corbin and Matt Parks

 A week and a half ago, the Supreme Court agreed to take up the two constitutional questions at the heart of the contemporary gay marriage debate: 1,640 more words

American News

A new textualist coalition? Or, when is a law not a law?

The Supreme Court released a drafting lesson in today’s 7-2 decision in Dept. of Homeland Security v. MacLean.  The issue was whether whistleblower protection was available to the respondent or if the respondent’s actions were not protected whistleblower activity because they were “specifically prohibited by law.”  The activity in question was prohibited by an administrative agency’s regulation, but the court held that the activity was not prohibited by law.   396 more words

CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE AND MONEY IS NOT SPEECH

ABSTRACT: Many millions of dollars are being spent by special interest groups on our political campaigns. This level of spending makes it clear that wealthy special interests – individuals, corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations – are taking over our elections. 908 more words

The State Of Our Democracy

Clash Of The Titans

A Supreme Court ruling that strikes down federal subsidies for health insurance would pull coverage away from millions of people who have it now and send premiums soaring, according to two reports issued Thursday. 403 more words

Health News

Looking for a Job, and Not too Bright? Become a Storm-Trooper!

I’ve always considered cops (storm-troopers) to be stupid, I just never knew stupidity was a requirement for the job:

Flashback: Court Rules You CAN Be ‘Too Smart’ to Be a Cop…

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Perspective

The internment of US citizens of Japanese ancestry

The holiday season is upon us. Most of us try to think good thoughts during this time. That is true even for those of us who are unbelievers. 733 more words