Category Archives: Constitutional law

How would a contested election work? Five things to know

    by Pete Williams Recounts and legal challenges can take months to play out, but not in the election of a president: the Constitution sets strict deadlines. Source: How would a contested election work? Five things to know

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How Trump Could Win The White House While Losing The Popular Vote

  By David Wasserman of FiveThirtyEight OK, before I say anything, a quick disclaimer: This piece is not a prediction. In fact, I’m a religious (maybe fanatical) adherent of FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 election forecast model… That said, in the event this … Continue reading

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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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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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