Marsh v. Chambers, the brief 1983 opinion by Chief Justice Burger, upheld Nebraska’s practice of opening legislative sessions with a prayer — mainly on the basis that the Congress that approved the Bill of Rights opened its own session with a prayerDetails
“To what purpose are powers limited, and to what purpose is that limitation committed to writing, if those limits may, at any time, be passed by those intended to be restrained?”
– Chief Justice John Marshall
Nullification of unconstitutional marijuana criminalization laws is alive and well.
In the last 17 years, the DEA has performed 528 raids, with 270 of those under Pres. Obama (51 percent). So, Obama is keeping up, and even surpassing, the pace on domestic raids. That’s despite 26 states either decriminalizing marijuana, legalizing it for medical use or legalizing it completely.
But how effective is this effort? It may appear that the federal government can still shut down whatever drug activity they want. But can they really?Details
“That’s what the whole issue is here. It’s the federal government, the size of the federal government, and whether or not we stand up to the federal government,”Details