Jeffrey Rosen is bullish on the Constitution: “I have some optimism that Constitutional discussions can lessen the political polarization we see today,” the recently appointed president and CEO of the National Constitution Center said in an interview with The Hill.
The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states, in relevant part, that “No person shall be . . . deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” The concept of “due process” is multi-faceted, generally meaning that a person cannot be deprived of a legally-protected interest (i.e. “life, liberty,or property”) without notice and an opportunity to be heard. In other words, at the very least a citizen has a right to defend their interests.
Good old George can stop spinning in his grave. Yes, that George, our most heroic general and inspiring president, who warned us in his farewell address "to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." It's an alert that's been ignored in the nation's hysterical reaction to the attacks of 9/11 that culminated in the National Security Agency's assault on our Constitution's guarantee of "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures."
Forty Republican members of Congress have filed an amicus brief in a federal appeals court that will hear a constitutional challenge to Obamacare, Roll Call reported Tuesday.
Ted Cruz, a constitutional scholar as well as U.S. senator from Texas, thinks he has figured out what the administration is up to. “Find any nation in the world,” he says, “negotiate a treaty agreeing to do what you couldn’t do otherwise, and if the Senate ratifies it — and by the way that means you can cut the House of Representatives out of everything — then suddenly the federal government has authority it didn’t have before.” Essentially, the case could turn the whole of the founding document into a dead letter.
The Obamacare penalty is either an Affordable Care fine or tax depending on who you ask. And the Obamacare constitutional debate over the individual mandate has resumed with the 2013 government shutdown and the opening of the Obamacare exchanges.
As cloud computing technology continues to become more pervasive, the application of the Fifth Amendment to protecting a suspect's encrypted data is likely to become a more prevalent issue in litigation, finds a paper by J. Adam Engel, vice president of Lycurgus Group published in the Whittier Law Review.
While he was moving from Colorado to New Jersey, Brian was pulled over and had his vehicle searched despite not being suspected of a crime. In the car he had two locked, unloaded and legally purchased firearms. The law specifically outlines an exemption clause which allows the transportation of legally owned firearms while in the process of moving. During the trail, the jury even asked the judge 3 times if they could rule based on this law but the requests were denied!
The Constitution guarantees the right to free speech, but don’t try to pass out copies of it at Modesto Junior College in California. A student at the school who tried to pass out pocket-size pamphlets of the very document that memorializes our rights got shut down on Sept. 17 – a date also known as Constitution Day.
Today marks the 226th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States, and with each passing year, we seem to become more ignorant of its contents and intent. The fact that the subject of Civics has given way to more “politically correct” subjects in our public school curricula may be one of the root causes of the problem, but there is no excuse for our 537 federally-elected officials to be unfamiliar with its substance.
The Obama administration on Wednesday declassified opinions from a secret court that oversees government surveillance showing the National Security Agency was broadly collecting domestic Internet communications of Americans and misrepresenting the scope of that effort to the court.
It’s official, every single American can now be classified as a terrorist by the US government. The label of ‘terrorist’ no longer applies to members of al-Qaeda of ‘extremists’, but the average citizen of this nation. And I can show you how literally 100% of the population can be classified as a terrorist under the truly outrageous Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI characteristics that define a terrorist or terrorist activity. These broad qualifications of ‘terrorism’ that have spawned a new wave of absolute paranoia within the population regarding their fellow citizens, who the nightly news says may be sleeper cell terrorists.