Republicans ask Supreme Court to block redistricting map drawn by state court, allege violation of Constitution’s Elections Clause
20 states sue to end Obamacare; upheld as a tax but, after individual mandate repealed, all that’s left is unconstitutional affront to the Commerce Clause
Idaho lawmakers reject call for convention of states to amend Constitution
Federal appeals court puffs up Title VII gender discrimination to include sexual orientation, protects gays against workplace discrimination. Supreme Court will have to decide this.
1A,14A: Libertarian, Constitution Parties win suit against South Dakota restrictions on ballot access
1A: Major suit filed against Twitter’s political censorship; California has legal doctrine recognizing some private facilities as public forums
1A: Rhode Island proposal to tax violent video games probably unconstitutional as a tax on protected speech
1A,8A,14A: proposed trespassing law in Idaho possibly overbroad; would criminalize innocent actions, critics say
1A Religion: Does Obamacare violate the free exercise clause by preventing people from turning their healthcare over to the Lord?
14A EP/DP: 5th Circuit gives anti-bail movement partial victory. Defendants must be given opportunity to show what they can pay.
14A: federal judge strikes Colorado provision requiring signatures of 2% of voters in each district for ballot initiatives; violates one-person, one-vote rule
Lawsuits filed in 4 states challenging ‘winner-take-all’ method of Electoral College
Copyrights and patents vital to success of the country; Founders far-sighted in giving Congress the power to grant them (Article 1, Section 8)
‘Dormant Commerce Clause’ theory has enabled courts to strike many restrictive state laws and create nationwide free trade zone
Thomas: rely on the text of a statute, not committee reports. Sotomayor: legislative history can be helpful
Gorsuch one year on: has voted with Thomas every time; looks to be a strong originalist.
‘United States of the Earth’ among proposed Constitutional amendments that never made it
Senator Rand PaulVerified account @RandPaul Feb 8
Government's job is not to get you stuff, or to get somebody else's stuff for you. It's to preserve your liberty.
Shame: “Leftists Demand Revolutionary War Reenactors Use Sticks Instead of Guns”. Another attack on the founding.
Framers celebrated newly finished Constitution with $15,000 worth of beer and wine