New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin describes the Federalist Society as an enormously influential network of conservative lawyers. Its executive vice president, Leonard Leo, played a key role in the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and has quietly advised the Trump administration on other judicial nominations. Yet few people outside the legal […]
President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on immigration is back in court, and therefore back in the news. On Monday, a three-judge panel of the… Read More
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Facing escalating civil unrest, the government of Venezuela has finally come up with a response: a call for a constituent assembly. For President Nicolás Maduro, this is the way to restore peace. Most likely, it will produce the opposite: more unrest. A constituent assembly is the name given to a body of individuals charged with […]
If you are a Constitutionalist, and you believe in the original intent of the words written in the Constitution, the Left for the past few decades has been trying to tell you that the document is outdated and that it has to be interpreted as a living document to still be relevant. It is an annoying argument because it makes something so simple as the | Read More »
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The federal appeals court deciding the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s travel ban was once reliably conservative. But it underwent a transformation during the Obama administration,… Read More
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What makes checks and balances function in some presidential systems, but not others? With President Trump’s 100th day in office fast approaching, the constitutional crisis that many critics feared has yet to materialize. Rhetorically, Trump continues to claim vast powers. In practice, when both the courts and Congress have pushed back, the administration has demurred. Contrast […]
Congressional reform begins with stopping Congress from spending us into oblivion—and that begins with a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. To make that happen,… Read More
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This week, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch took the hot seat and began testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If confirmed, he will be one of only 113 people to sit on the high court since it was established in 1789. Why have so few people had this honor? Because the Constitution effectively grants life […]
In 1762, agents of the king of England entered John Entick’s house without his consent, searched it from top to bottom, and seized documents and… Read More
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