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Constitution Day and Criminal Justice Studies

We celebrate Constitution Day on September 17 to recognize the adoption of the United States Constitution, which was signed by the delegates from twelve states (Rhode Island did not send delegates), during the Philadelphia Convention, which is now known as the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. 799 more words

Criminal Justice

Obama agenda and legacy in the hands of federal judges

The Washington Times

A federal judge in Texas has put President Obama’s deportation amnesty on hold, while another judge in the District of Columbia is poised to rule any day now on whether the House can sue to stop parts of the administration’s Obamacare spending. 98 more words


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Shows Brilliance!

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reaffirmed his commitment to defending the Constitution while speaking to the Federalist Society in his home state of New Jersey on Friday. 868 more words


Washington Supreme Court Fines State $100,000.00 Per Day For Legislature Failing To Fund Education

By Darren Smith, Weekend contributor

Nearly eleven months after holding the State of Washington in contempt for failing to provide an adequate funding plan for financing primary education in the state, the Washington Supreme Court issued an order fining the state $100,000.00 per day until the legislature satisfies the Court’s judgement in its landmark… 1,499 more words


"Command or Persuasion?," By Jeremy Bailey

In 1989, Harvey Mansfield’s Taming the Prince made the untimely argument that the president’s formal power under the Constitution matters. It was untimely because most political scientists who studied the presidency were still writing under the shadow of Richard Neustadt. 1,894 more words

Essays And Reviews

What is a President? The CEO of Capitalism

Roger’s note: Sort of like Woody Allen not wanting to join a club that would have someone like him, my take on the US presidency: if a person could actually get elected you wouldn’t want her, and if there were a person you would want to be president, she couldn’t possibly get elected.  2,507 more words

Roger Hollander