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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Constitution

June 21, 2010 | Room for Debate (New York Times)

What Counts as Abetting Terrorists? Speech vs. Other Support

On most foreign affairs issues I would admit to having hawkish sentiments. But on the question of individual rights against the government, my libertarian instincts cut in the opposite direction...
June 7, 2010 | Washington Times

Ninja bureaucrats on the loose

On its face, this federal government habit of overcriminalization, without regard to the intent of the perpetrator, is a serious threat to civil liberties. When combined with gun-toting bureaucrats on search-and-seizure power trips, it's also a threat to limb and life...

May 20, 2010 | National Review

The Court’s Power Grab

In Graham v. Florida, the Court overstepped its bounds...

May 18, 2010 | Forbes

Terrorism And Citizenship

Untangling the constitutional web around al-Awlaki and Shahzad...

May 11, 2010 | Associated Press

Kagan's role against military recruitment studied

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III, chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think thank, said Kagan's actions at Harvard raise important legal questions...

May 10, 2010 | EconLog

Arizona Immigration: Battle of the Collectivists

It's not hard for me to take sides on whether police in Arizona should be able to stop people simply on suspicion that they're in the United States illegally. I think this is one more step on the road to a police state...

April 30, 2010 | Townhall

Is Healthcare Reform Constitutional?

At least 20 states have gone to court arguing that the healthcare reform bill is unconstitutional. Unfortunately, like the pitch that isn’t a ball or strike ’til the umpire calls it, no law is legally unconstitutional...

March 29, 2010 | Freedom Communications

Achieving results requires following due process, too

Human justice is directly concerned with process, indirectly with results. . . .

March 25, 2010 | Works and Days

As Predictable As the Sun Rising

If we assume that Obama & Co. wish to radically remake the United States — along the lines of a European socialist society, or perhaps to the left even of a Belgium or Denmark — then the past 14 months were as predictable as the sun rising. . . .

March 26, 2010 | Washington Post (registration required)

Anti-counterfeiting agreement raises constitutional concerns

The much-criticized cloak of secrecy that has surrounded the Obama administration's negotiation of the multilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was broken Wednesday. . . .