Standoff in Hawaii: Census Taker Arrested

From the Hawaii Tribune-Herald: A battle is brewing between the state and federal governments over a Census taker arrested in Puna for misdemeanor trespassing. The U.S. Attorney’s office filed papers Thursday in federal court in Honolulu to take the case of 57-year-old Russell Haas out of Hilo District Court. That will pit the feds against…

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Disposing the Doctrine of Judicial Supremacy

In addition to Robert Nagel’s column on rejecting judicial remedies for our political disagreements (posted earlier on the Tenther blog), National Review Online has also treated us to two columns by Prof. Robert Lowry Clinton. The first, “Judicial Supremacy and the Constitution,” disposes of the doctrine of judicial supremacy by looking at the Supreme Court’s…

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Against Judicial Supremacy

Much has been made of the coalition of state attorneys-general suing the federal government over the constitutionality of the recently enacted health care bill. But while many of us are happy to see the state governments taking some form of action to preserve their powers and to protect the liberties of their citizens from federal…

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Supreme Court of the United States or The World?

The United States Supreme Court leftists have once again decided to crush the Constitution and the 10th Amendment by striking down a juvenile sentencing law simply because they don’t like it personally and–the most outrageous reason–because they cited the fact that other countries have long since abandoned this practice. And this despite the fact that…

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The Case Against Case Law

Today when you hear the term Constitutional Scholar or Constitutional Expert you get the image of someone who has studied the Constitution and perhaps the Ratification Debates as well as the federalist papers. Someone who has studied the philosophers whose opinions were crucial to how our nation was to be governed like Blackstone, Cicero and…

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Bypassing Posse Comitatus

David Franke writes: An executive order signed by President Clinton and used by President George W. Bush purportedly allows U.S. Special Forces to bypass the Posse Comitatus Act. We have to say “purportedly” because—of course—key parts of the executive order are classified. Scahill asks the natural followup question: “To what extent are U.S. Special Forces…

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Shooting for Self-Defense?

First, a couple of news items that are actually something to cheer about concerning our rights to defend our liberties: Arizona is allowing concealed carry without a permit, and the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that the University of Colorado has no authority to bar students or visitors from lawfully carrying guns on campus. This…

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