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  • Original Jurisdiction

    02/04/2017 9:32:34 PM PST · by veracious · 21 replies
    USConstitution ^ | 1789 | Founding Fathers
    Article. III. Section. 1. The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office. Section. 2. The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which...
  • Ted Cruz Once Argued That Americans Have No ‘Due Process’ Right to Masturbate

    04/14/2016 4:49:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 92 replies
    New York Magazine Intelligencer ^ | April 14, 2016 AST | By Eric Levitz
    Ted Cruz once argued that Americans have no constitutional right to bear dildos, that the government has a legitimate interest in discouraging "autonomous sex," and that allowing the sale of sex toys is the first step on the road to legal incest. This history comes courtesy of David Corn, who went searching for skeletons in Cruz's closet and stumbled across a bunch of dildo baggage instead. On Wednesday, the Mother Jones magazine published an exposé detailing Cruz's defense of a ban on sex-toy sales while serving as the Texas solicitor general. Back in 2004, several adult-plaything providers challenged a Texas...
  • Is the President Incompetent or Lawless?

    07/31/2014 5:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    It has been well established under the Constitution and throughout our history that the president's job as the chief federal law enforcement officer permits him to put his ideological stamp on the nature of the work done by the executive branch. The courts have characterized this stamp as "discretion." Thus when exercising their discretion, some presidents veer toward authority, others toward freedom. John Adams prosecuted a congressman whose criticism brought him into disrepute, an act protected by the First Amendment yet punishable under the Alien and Sedition Acts, and Thomas Jefferson declined to enforce the Acts because they punished speech,...
  • What Constitution did President Obama Teach?

    07/28/2014 10:42:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    Barack Obama famously declared that as a former teacher of Constitutional law, he actually respects the Constitution, unlike his predecessor in the Oval Office. Subsequent events make it fair to wonder exactly how he shows this respect. Some on the Left barely conceal their disdain for the world-changing handiwork of dead white males. Reverence for the Constitution isn’t universal even among its chief custodians. Justice Ruth Ginsburg raised eyebrows when she advised Egyptian civic activists she wouldn’t look to the US Constitution as a model today. She pointed instead to the constitutions of South Africa, Canada, and the European Charter...
  • Quick Call Poison Control: Liberals Messing with Constitution

    11/24/2013 3:40:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2013 | John Ransom
    Dcapetto wrote: Where does it say god given anything? Here is our constitution find me the passage that says god given. The Newest Liberal Criminal Assault The Right To Self Defense Dear Comrade Cap, Books are for reading, not just for burning. "Man ... must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator. This will of his Maker is called the law of nature.... This law of nature...is of course superior to any other.... No human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this: and such of them as are valid derive all their force...from this original." -...
  • Texas A&M Professor Says We Need to Repeal “Outdated” Second Amendment (Gun grabber Alert!!!)

    11/17/2013 4:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Mary Margaret Penrose, a full time professor of Law with Texas A&M University, has called for the full repeal of the Second Amendment. Utilizing her unquestioned exercise of the First Amendment, the Texas Professor insisted the Constitution was outdated, and needed some substantial re-writing. Penrose was speaking in Connecticut (at a gun-control symposium) when she launched into her misinformed explanation of the Second Amendment; implying that our enumerated right to possess a firearm is largely responsible for the mass shootings that have cropped up in recent years. Her argument, and blatant contempt for the Constitution (which she admits to describing...
  • MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: The Problem is the Constitution

    10/09/2013 8:21:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    There’s a narrative emerging among leftists pundits, commentators, and columnists that the current government shutdown is due to a fundamental flaw in the American form of government. Chris Hayes on MSNBC (ya know, the guy that looks like a 16 year old wannabe economist?) recently dedicated an entire segment of his show to exposing the “fatal flaw in our Constitution”. According to MSNBC’s woefully statist anchor, our Constitutional form of government inhibits the ability for government to adequately (or speedily) race toward action. Which, in a way, is true. Fascism, in comparison, enables for a rapid-response-government that forfeits deliberation for...
  • Let the National Conversation Begin

    08/13/2013 5:36:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13. 2013 | David Limbaugh
    In his new book, "The Liberty Amendments," my friend Mark Levin is offering a bold plan for the re-establishment of America's founding principles and a restoration of constitutional republicanism through a series of amendments to the Constitution. I know of no one who has a greater reverence for our Constitution and for the scheme of limited government and personal liberties it established. Mark has been a student of America's founding and its constitutional history since he was a young boy, when he and his friends would visit Philadelphia, where it all started, and study the history. I had many outstanding...
  • Distrusting Government

    07/03/2013 4:48:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Walther E. Williams
    Recent opinion polls demonstrate a deepening distrust of the federal government. That's not an altogether bad thing. Our nation's founders recognized that most human abuses are the result of government. As Thomas Paine said, "government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil." Because of their fear of abuse, the Constitution's framers sought to keep the federal government limited in its power. Their distrust of Congress is seen in the governing rules and language used throughout our Constitution. The Bill of Rights is explicit in that distrust, using language such as "Congress shall not abridge," "shall not infringe,"...
  • Inventor Challenges New U.S. Patent Law

    07/25/2012 4:33:31 AM PDT · by Shane · 10 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 7/24/2012 | Cris Zimermann
    TAMPA (CN) - An inventor claims in court that the America Invents Act of 2011 violates inventors' rights, by replacing the "first to invent" patent system with a deficient "first to file" rule. Mark Stadnyk and his company MadStad Engineering sued the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, its director, David Kappos, and the United States of America, in Federal Court. Stadnyk says the America Invents Act (AIA), which took effect last year, is "special interest legislation" that favors big corporations at the expense of small businesses and individual inventors. Under the new law, Stadnyk says, the first one to file...
  • An Open Letter to President Barack H. Obama, Constitutional Scholar [Excellent]

    04/03/2012 6:39:48 AM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    America's Right ^ | April 2, 2012 | Jeff Schreiber
    Dear Mr. President, Supposedly, you are some sort of constitutional scholar. At the very least, you can read, you can write, and despite being merely some sort of guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, you once famously referred to yourself as a “Constitutional Law professor.”Ringing a bell so far, Mr. President? Great.While my Juris Doctor is from the Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, and while Rutgers-Camden is hardly Harvard Law School, within the first three days of Constitutional Law class those who did not already know of and understand perhaps the single most important...
  • Constitutional Scholar Single Handedly Redefines 1st Amendment Law

    10/29/2010 3:45:24 PM PDT · by jim byrd · 7 replies · 1+ views
    www.jimbyrd.com ^ | 10/29/2010 | Jim Byrd
    Rat-a-tat-tat. Rat-a-tat-tat. The bursts of the cerebral Uzi discharging are still ringing through the halls of constitutional intelligentsia. This random, awkward firing is not the literal discharge of machine gun projectiles, but rather the suspicious preteritions scattered about between the start and the end of the amorphous sentences of the ensuing constitutional masterpiece, by means of recreational ellipses. Rat-a tat-tat. What wealth of information was strategically omitted in the void of the ellipsis? It is surely something of unquantifiable value, as this cerebral triggerman is a known quantity among the erudite as Meghan McCain has engineered the litmus test for...
  • Kagan's Disregard for Constitution While Dean at Harvard Law School

    05/28/2010 11:17:00 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 10 replies · 259+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/28/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    As most conservative writers have pointed out many times, the present Administration exhibits a shocking disregard and near-contempt for the U.S. Constitution. Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, is a perfect case in point. (Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan walks towards the office of Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)). While Dean of the Harvard Law School Kagan did not require students to study the U.S. Constitution at all. Instead, she required that they study foreign and international law. The implications of such a mindset are enormous.
  • If Barack Forces Passage of Health Care “Reform” – Should He Be Impeached?

    03/21/2010 7:24:52 PM PDT · by CanGyrene · 19 replies · 672+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 21 March, 2010 | Kelly O'Connell
    Would a straightforward, unbiased analysis of the presidential actions of Barack Obama through March 2010, lead to a demand for his immediate impeachment and removal from office? Yes, for a most transparent reason: Obama is purposely undermining the US Constitution. In doing so, his actions make unstable every institution and office below the presidency, since the Constitution is the foundation of every government power and official decision. In fomenting institutional unrest across the US, he threatens the safety of every American man, woman and child, and all our citizens abroad.
  • Ohio at odds with Cleveland and Columbus in major gun case (Case before the SCOTUS)

    03/02/2010 1:47:52 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 31 replies · 1,859+ views
    cleveland.com ^ | Mar, 01, 2010 | Stephen Koff
    Washington -- Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and the city of Cleveland are at odds -- again -- over gun regulation, this time in a potentially groundbreaking gun-rights case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. Cordray's position in support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms could ultimately make it tougher for cities to pass and enforce highly restrictive, local gun-control laws. If the high court agrees with positions taken separately by Corday and the National Rifle Association, it could "handcuff" the ability of Cleveland, Columbus and cities nationwide to respond to gun-related violence, the cities' attorneys contended...
  • The SOS Begins Her Dissection Of The Reid Health Care Bill: Reid On Constitutional Law

    11/19/2009 6:46:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies · 477+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | November 19, 2009 | SoundOffSister
    Several weeks ago I wrote two posts dealing with the constitutionality of Obamacare based upon the remarks of Mr. Hoyer (D. Md.) and Ms. Pelosi (D. Ca.). Mr. Hoyer insisted that the mandate that all have insurance was clearly constitutional based upon Congress’s power to tax, while Ms. Pelosi insisted the mandate was constitutional based upon Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce. But, I have now found the definitive treatise on the subject. Not only have I found it, but, I have found it in a most unusual place…the bill itself! The Senate Bill released by Sen. Reid (D.Nv.) yesterday...
  • You Have The Right to Remain Silent, Al Qaeda

    06/11/2009 7:30:36 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 4 replies · 309+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 6/11/2009 | Sal
    In the continued quest by the Obama Administration to cater to terrorists, dictators, and thugs, a new policy has been implemented by the Justice Department via the FBI which requires that any high-value terrorists captured in Afghanistan be Mirandized. For any lawyer, cop, or fan of Law & Order, the Miranda warning is read to suspects arrested by police, informing them of their Constitutional rights. The most common form of the Miranda warning, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to...
  • On Congressional Involvement with AIG

    03/22/2009 2:43:10 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 5 replies · 924+ views
    Google Documents ^ | 22 Mar 09 | Me
    Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury that is the American public, it is my concern and intention to alert you to the actions of the 111TH congress and prove to you its criminal actions perpetrated under both the Color of Law and the Color of Office. The Constitution of The United States is the supreme law of the land. (Art 6) As such, it is imperative that the Constitution be referenced in this proof that our current congress has been acting criminally.
  • LEO DONOFRIO COMMENTS ON JUDAH BENJAMIN ARTICLE CONCERNING NATURAL BORN CITIZEN AND THE COMMON LAW

    12/02/2008 10:05:36 AM PST · by MHGinTN · 45 replies · 1,281+ views
    Leo Donofrio ^ | 12/1/08 | Leo Donofrio
    On November 28, 2008, Judah Benjamin published an article at the Texas Darlin blog which discussed my case and the natural born citizen issue. While I enjoyed reading this article, and I agree with the conclusion - that Obama is not eligible - I disagree with the basis upon which that conclusion was made. (snip)... There are two mistakes in his article which need to be addressed. FIRST MISTAKE: Failure to state cited law was repealed. Judah mentions the 1790 naturalization act as follows: (snip) ... SECOND MISTAKE: Failure to properly analyze common law. Congress having repealed the”natural born provision”...
  • Obama and Biden bode well for Constitution

    11/20/2008 4:27:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 73 replies · 1,573+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11/20/2008 | John Nichols
    President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are supposedly very different pieces of the Democratic puzzle. Obama is the relative newcomer to Washington, the change agent. Biden is the senior "man of Washington," the old hand who can make change a reality. But Obama and Biden have one thing in common: They've both done stints as constitutional law professors. Obama taught at the University of Chicago Law School -- along with brilliant former jurist and liberal Congressman Abner Mikva -- while Biden has for many years taught at Widener Law School in Delaware. This unique pairing intrigues New York...