From time to time, our work at the Tenth Amendment Center comes under attack from anarcho-capitalists. (Or if you prefer anarchists, voluntarists or simply libertarians.)Details
A Los Angeles TV news reporter said a California bill to prohibit state cooperation with unconstitutional and illegal spying “could be huge.”Details
Kansas lawmakers chickened out.
The Kansas legislature had a golden opportunity to make a bold statement and effectively nullify federal regulation of the Lesser Prairie Chicken and the Greater Prairie Chicken within the borders of their state.Details
When I set out to write the moral, historical and constitutional case for nullification, I knew I had a tough task ahead of me. After all, most Americans have never heard of nullification. And the constitutional and philosophical principles nullification rest on remain alien to even well-educated Americans.Details
States with legalized marijuana have a big problem: their own state and local law enforcement agencies.Details
Editor’s note: the following is a short statement written for the Missouri legislature in support of a bill that would limit drone surveillance without a warrantDetails
Georgetown University Law Center professor Randy Barnett nailed it in a short post on the Volokh Conspiracy Blog this week.
Much as I believe that the NSA bulk data seizure program is unconstitutional because it is an “unreasonable” general warrant, the preferable remedy would be a congressional fix. Moreover, I agree that we should never count on the courts to save us.
Barnett crams a lot of truth into a single sentence.Details
The other day, a friend of mine posted this on Facebook.
I am starting to wonder why I bother to pay my cable bill. Internet is down again at home. Time Warner says that they can’t get a technician out to the house until tomorrow afternoon. If they didn’t have a monopoly I would drop them in a heartbeat but as things are I guess I have no recourse.
When I read this, I thought, “Wow! I feel the same way about the federal government.”Details