As has been faithfully chronicled by The New American, the attorneys general of 20 states have joined as plaintiffs in a lawsuit aimed at scuppering ObamaCare and having various of its most noxious provisions (most notably the individual mandate) declared unconstitutional.
The Second Amendment prohibits Congress from passing laws that interfere with a citizen’s right to bear arms. A recent amendment proposed by Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) to the “Protecting Americans from Violent Crime Act” allows Americans to carry firearms into national parks.
A new study prepared for The Social Contract Press entitled “The Burden of Plyler v. Doe,” by economic journalist Edwin S. Rubenstein highlights the financial burden imposed on public education by the U.S. Supreme Court decision Plyler v. Doe (1982). In that landmark case, the justices on the Supreme Court “struck down a Texas statute denying funding for education” of children illegally in the United States.
In a now famous admission of disregard for our nation’s founding document, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), when asked where in the Constitution could be found authorization for the healthcare overhaul, asked in return, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” She then spun on her heel and moved on down the corridor. Representative Phil Hare (D-Ill.) conveyed similar constitutional sangfroid when he said, “I don’t really worry about the Constitution on this, to be honest.” Well, points for candor if not for constitutionalism.
On Wednesday, April 28, in a surprising 5-4 ruling by the United States Supreme Court, justices ruled that the 1st Amendment “accommodates” for religious displays on public land. In reference to the display of a cross in the Mojave Desert honoring the lives of fallen soldiers, a divided court ruled that the Constitution “does not require the eradication of all religious symbols in the public realm.”
When Joe Klein of Time magazine was forced to defend his comments about Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck coming “close to being seditious,” he backed off — a little. His original statement was made on the NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show” on Sunday, April 18th:
“This is abuse…. It’s [another] case of eminent domain abuse,” said Renee Smith-Ward, owner of Wag’In Tail, a dog-grooming salon in Auburn, New York. As reported by Fox News, the city is threatening to use “eminent domain” to seize her salon and other private property nearby to allow a builder to construct a hotel conference center.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments April 19 to decide whether or not a public institution can deny recognition to a student group if the group requires that only practicing Christians can be members.
As a headline writer for the Kansas City Star put it, "A bird in the hand is worth four grand." That, at least, is what Scott Schaper will receive after giving "the bird" and saying "F--- you!" last September to a Olathe, Kansas police officer who had given him a ticket for running a stop sign.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is appealing two divorces of homosexual couples married in Massachusetts, which have been granted by Texas judges Tena Callahan and Scott Jenkins. Abbott asserts that protecting the “traditional definition of marriage” involves not acknowledging divorce between couples that are not recognized as “married” in the state of Texas.