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Investigating President Trump

Legal Audacity Is The Answer To Political Aggression

Since his inauguration, President Trump has assumed an all-too-reactive and-defensive posture vis-à-vis his political enemies. He seems quite unable to foresee, let alone to forestall,...
Judge Neil Gorsuch

What Trump’s Nominee Should Have Said

During the hearings on the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, Senator Dianne Feinstein asked two questions...
Law Enforcement

President Trump On “Law Enforcement”

One of the major concerns I have had with Donald Trump as a candidate, and continue to have with President Trump in the White...
criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton

An Ominous Start?

According to seemingly reliable reports in the media, President Trump may have determined that his Administration will not conduct a criminal investigation of Hillary...
Money and Banking Donald Trump

A Monetary Litmus Test for Mr. Trump

Recently, various analysts and commentators in the alternative media have darkly speculated that, rather than presenting a real opportunity to “make America great again”,...
Electoral College

The Wisdom of the Electoral College

Since the recent Presidential election, the media have overflowed with rather rancorous debates about the legitimacy of the Electoral College, in contrast to a...
Sanctuary Cities

No Sanctuaries in “Sanctuary Cities”

In his recent NewsWithViews commentary, “Sanctuary Cities and the PATCO Strike Analogy” (21 November 2016), Jonathan Emord recommends that pon assuming office, President Trump should...
Second Amendment Donald Trump

Mr. Trump’s Second Amendment

Notwithstanding the rioters in the streets of major American cities who are attempting to create the chaotic conditions for a neo-Bolshevik take-over of the...
Abood v. Detroit Board of Education

Travesty, Tragedy and Treason: Abood v. Detroit Board of Education and the Supreme Court’s...

This article originally appeared in the Government Review, Vol 19, No. 2 (2000). I. Introduction The major problems besetting contemporary public education are anything but accidental....
Gender Rules

“Gender” Rules and Despotic Power

An outcry has arisen from numbers of Americans in opposition to the recent spate of “guidelines” emanating from the District of Columbia to the...
"well regulated Militia" 2nd Amendment

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“Factions” or “Special Interest” Groups

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“Usurpation” and “Tyranny”

"Usurpation"“Usurpation” – the exercise of some otherwise legitimate governmental power as to which the particular actor actor enjoys no legal claim.Source: John Locke, Two Treatises of Government,...
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“Judicial Supremacy” Through “Judicial Review”

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“War”: The Constitutional Meaning

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