Category Archives: Constitutional Law

Fatally Flawed

There are some problems that cannot be solved. No one is ever going to come up with that perpetual-motion machine – the laws of physics, which every scientist from Newton to Einstein has carefully observed and documented, preclude that. It’s … Continue reading

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Gideon’s Trumpet Again

Anthony Lewis recently passed away – the man who made America actually pay attention to the Supreme Court. Someone had to explain what was going on after the 1954 Brown decision that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white … Continue reading

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Determining Standing

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but as they say, anyone committed to an institution ought to be. That’s a joke, or maybe it isn’t. People get divorced all the time, and remarry, often again and again, hoping to get it … Continue reading

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Settled and Unsettled

Gerald Ford, the one president who was never elected to the office, when Richard Nixon was somewhere high over Kansas on his way to San Clemente out here, an hour or two after resigning rather than face impeachment and certain … Continue reading

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Not What Anyone Expected

The last Monday in June, and we all expected the Supreme Court to get on with it and issue their ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – or at least rule on the constitutionality of … Continue reading

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Fallout Day

Sometimes a slow news day is a good thing – everyone needs time to recover and put things in perspective. And this was the week that Obama finally endorsed same-sex marriage – as a basic right and a matter of … Continue reading

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Previews of Coming Attractions

No, no one knows why they still call them trailers. Yes, those movie previews used to come after the feature film – but the satisfied and thoroughly entertained audience, or those disappointed or nicotine-crazed after two hours in the dark, … Continue reading

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