Oblivious to what lies ahead, we’ve been manipulated into believing that if we continue to consume, obey, and have faith, things will work out.Details
At Opinio Juris, Julian Ku defends the constitutionality of the Iran deal (expanding on his discussion in this podcast from the National Constitution Center [also featuring David Rivkin]). He makes two arguments: First, the terms of the agreement, which describe its obligations as “voluntary”, indicate that it is a nonbinding “political commitment”. Even the UN Security…Details
In sum, the Iran deal is unconstitutional (a) because the President has not taken sufficient action to assure that it is nonbinding under international law, and (b) even if it is nonbinding under international law, it should be only a commitment of the current President and should not purport to be an undertaking of future Presidents for whom the current President cannot speak.Details
I was contacted by a reporter at HuffPo today with the following questions. In general, my reply is – “These government people suck,” but here’s the full conversation:Details
The nation’s demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment’s “right of the people to keep and bear Arms.”Details
No, the NSA is NOT being investigated for hacking into computers around the world.
A sports team is being investigated for accessing the computers of another sports team.
Las Vegas billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is used to getting what he wants, but his latest demand does lasting damage to the Constitution, the Tenth Amendment and the principles of federalism.Details
Glenn Reynolds and Jonathan Adler say no. Here’s Professor Adler: The U.S. of House of Representatives is preparing to consider a bill — the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (PUCPA) — that would prohibit most abortions performed after 20 weeks from conception. … … [E]ven if one assumes that a prohibition on post-20-week abortions would be constitutional if enacted by a…Details
According to CBS New York, the iconic neon billboards in Times Square must come down or the city will lose $94 million in federal highway funds. Under a 2012 federal law, Times Square qualifies as an arterial route to the national highway system, placing it under the 1965 Highway Beautification Act. That law limits billboard size. (more…)