Category Archives: Constitutional law

The Lonely Answer: Syria is for Realists

By Ken Feltman I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line. -President Barack Obama    Yes, President Obama once again decided to vote “present” instead of making a decision. This is but the latest in a … Continue reading

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Roe v. Wade: Was Another Concern on the Justice’s Mind?

By Ken Feltman   Shortly after he had retired from the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Harry Blackmun and his wife, Dorothy, joined another couple and my wife and me for a quiet dinner. He was reflective that evening, especially about … Continue reading

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BLAMING OBAMACARE ON CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN MARSHALL – Part 2

By Anthony Hawks The decision in McCulloch v. Maryland was handed down on March 6, 1819, and it did not take long for Marshall’s critics to mount a newspaper campaign denouncing the decision, particularly what they viewed as Marshall’s erroneously … Continue reading

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Politics is plumbing

By Peter E. Feltman As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan and Iraq, what can we hope for? Plenty! But plenty of what? Perhaps we should forget the earlier exhortations about liberty, constitutions and nation building and concentrate on a … Continue reading

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The Amash Alternative: Balanced Budget Amendment Blues

By Anthony W. Hawks Among the 18-plus competing balanced budget amendments (BBA) now vying for the House Republican leadership’s endorsement is H.J. Res. 81, sponsored by first-term congressman and Tea Party favorite, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI). What makes this proposal unusual … Continue reading

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