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Analysis and Commentary

White: Constitution Is On Grassley's Side

by Adam J. Whitevia Thonline.com
Thursday, April 28, 2016

[Subscription Required] When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, fans and critics alike recognized his main contribution to constitutional law: he focused lawyers’ and judges’ attention on the actual words of the Constitution.

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Symbolism Instead Of History

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Thursday, April 28, 2016

The real motivation behind replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "Cyber Bombs" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, April 28, 2016

The U.S. is ramping up cyber operations against ISIS. Another standoff over the FBI’s access to a locked iPhone ends, but are more fights around the corner? And the mystery of the curious zombie habeas cases popping up at Guantanamo. Plus, Susan is feeling nostalgic over surveillance. And Tamara is planning her next book project.

In the News

This Bill Would Let 9/11 Victims' Families Sue Saudi Arabia. Here's How It Could Backfire.

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Vox
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Obama administration is trying to block a bill, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), that would seek to allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for its alleged financial support of al-Qaeda.

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The Libertarian: “Deflategate And The Law”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

An NFL controversy reaches the federal courts.

Analysis and Commentary

Action At Guantanamo?

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Don't look now, but something's happening in the Guantanamo litigation.

In the News

Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government

featuring Terry M. Moevia The Perseus Books Group
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Our government is failing us. From health care to immigration, from the tax code to climate change, our political institutions cannot deal effectively with the challenges of modern society. Why the dysfunction? Contemporary reformers single out the usual suspects, including polarization and the rise in campaign spending. But what if the roots go much deeper, to the nation’s founding?

Analysis and Commentary

Cordato On Bathrooms And State

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The saga of the so-called Charlotte bathroom ordinance -- and the state of North Carolina's response to it -- has taken on a life of its own. At the national level leftists are accusing North Carolina of bigotry while, in the name of tolerance, a growing list of performers and businesses are boycotting the state. 

Analysis and Commentary

Encryption As Living Will: Think Before You Drink The Kool-Aid

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A grieving father in Italy has written to Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, to beg him to unblock his dead son’s iPhone so he can retrieve the photographs stored on it.

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Michael McConnell On Church Property Disputes

interview with Michael McConnellvia Research On Religion
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses church property disputes. What happens to church property when a congregation decides to divorce itself from its denomination?  Does the real estate and other forms of property remain with the local congregation, or does the denomination have claim over all that stuff?

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