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Some radical Trotskyites on the Kentucky Supreme Court decided to ignore the new, annotated Federalist Society version of the Constitution, which includes the crucial provision “please disregard all previous clauses if the War (on Some Classes of People Who Use Some) Drugs is involved,” resulting in oral arguments at the Supreme Court earlier this week. […]

Now That’s Restraint

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On January 5, 2011
In pointing out that it’s hard to square Antonin Scalia’s assertions that the 14th Amendment provides no protection for gender equality with the rest of his jurisprudence, I didn’t even haul out the heaviest artillery. I think it’s safe to say that none of the framers or ratifers of the 14th Amendment thought they were […]
Radley Balko asks: Putting aside what’s codified Bill of Rights, which was ratified after the main body of the Constitution, do you believe the Constitution puts any restrictions on the powers of the federal government? Well, I don’t really see the Bill of Rights as a mere aside; these limitations are very important. But that […]
Today is Yesterday was the 10th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s disgraceful  Bush v. Gore decision.   Where exactly the decision ranks among the worst decisions in Supreme Court history depends on what metric you’re using.   Certainly, the Supreme Court has issued many, many more immoral rulings throughout its history.    But Dred Scott, Plessy, U.S. v. […]
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