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On congressional hearings of matters of court Part 2

The Senate in it’s hearing of EJKs is once again lawmaker, litigator, and judge at the same time (and they’re the ones proposing federalism?). But is it aware that it’s asking the cops about the law it has (or not) drawn up and approved? 619 more words

Institutions

Ninth Circuit: Feds cannot prosecute CSA violators in medical marijuana States, sort of, for now

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a significant ruling on the criminal enforcement of federal drug law yesterday.  In United States v. 973 more words

Separation of Powers - Part II

The previous post on this topic pointed out that the encroachment of the executive into the legislative sphere has led to incredibly voluminous extra-legislative regulation that has the force of statutory law and often carries with it criminal penalties.  1,546 more words

BATFE

... So What Can Be Done ?!?! [#Iran Nuclear Agreement]...

.. according to the terms of the agreement , the bill must be voted on by September 17th ..

.. there are several sources that indicate that the entire agreement has NOT been presented to the U.S. 451 more words

Personal Opinion

The Case For Separation of Powers

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands,whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

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Separation Of Powers

Due to Budget Cuts, Public Defender Appoints Governor to Defend Poor

You’ve probably seen this elsewhere, but I wanted to link the beautiful letter the MO PD sent to the Governor (pdf warning). Now, let’s move on to how the governor could get out of doing the job, because he will. 84 more words

Government Action

Technocrats as Ministers vs. Politicians as Ministers

Since 2014, I had purposed to myself to no longer spend time discussing themes such as “corruption” and “transparency” in government. Fundamentally, I find it to be a virtually pointless exercise. 976 more words