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Why Lobbying is Allowed, part I

Why it is allowed for lobbyists, interest groups and other outside actors to engage in lobbying activities to the extent it currently is. The Constitution, the Supreme Court and Congress have all shaped the current legal framework that enable lobbying activities. 1,314 more words

American Elections

What Does "One Person, One Vote" Mean?

The new Supreme Court term began this week. As usual there are some fascinating cases with the potential for major impacts. One of these is Evenwel v. 592 more words

The Supreme Court

A well regulated militia

We hear a lot about the rights under the Second Amendment, so dear to the hearts of so many people, so I thought I should read it again. 705 more words

PP: Don't take away our care,

so that Planned Parenthood can continue selling baby parts.

Source: Yahoo news.

The House Bill was H.R.3134 – Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015. Last year, Planned Parenthood received around $528 million in government funding. 86 more words

Social Issues

Supermoon and the Stanley Cup (June 24, 2013)

Since May 9, 2013, “normal life” has been in an extended holding pattern. That was the day that I unexpectedly lost my full-time job and embarked on an exhausting scramble for temporary solvency and long-term employment security. 639 more words

Contemplating My Navel (Personal Blog)

Kim Davis and Kay Hooper

Late last week an old friend of mine either liked or linked to a post by some woman named Kay Hooper on Facebook.  The subject was Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in violation of a court order demanding that she do so.  1,638 more words


The Dissents of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The following table categorizes Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s dissents according to “Dissenting Opinions Authored” and “Dissenting Opinions Joined.” Totaling the dissents in each column will not result in the sum of the cases in which Holmes dissented because the table includes only cases in which Holmes dissented with a writing. 1,201 more words