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Georgia, Alabama illegal immigration laws headed to appeals court ThursdayDid NYPD Spying On Muslims Violate The Law?Did the NYPD's Spying on Muslims Violate the Law?President Obama's health care law is unravelingThose defending US Constitution from sharia must have failed high school civicsHow Sarkozy's Petulance on a Proposed Law Illustrates a Bigger Political ...Constitutional Law — regulatory takings – cause — injuryWhy States Are Already Shifting Away From Alabama and Arizona's Failed Anti ...Public battle begins over redistricting constitutional amendmentGallup poll: 72 percent of Americans call individual mandate 'unconstitutional'Traditional Leaders, The Never-Ending Constitutional HeadacheEven pathetic lies are protected by the First AmendmentDoes The Individual Mandate Violate Contract Law?Tea and SympathyWhite drama nears its end

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Michel Ramirez: The Law of the Land
Monterey County HeraldFebruary 6, 2012

The United States Constitution has always been considered the "Law of the Land". But was it really that influential since the beginning? Our Constitution is not perfect; it has its flaws. Sure, the government does all it can to perfect those defects, ...more »

Federal judge says he can't block Texas sonogram law, says higher court forced ...
Washington PostFebruary 6, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge in Austin said Monday that he couldn't block a Texas law requiring women to have a sonogram before having an abortion any longer because an appeals court had ordered it to take effect. District Judge Sam Sparks earlier ...more »

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Georgia, Alabama illegal immigration laws headed to appeals court Thursday
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 29, 2012

By Jeremy Redmon The legal battle over how far states can go in combating illegal immigration will resume Thursday when a federal appeals court in Atlanta hears arguments over Georgia's and Alabama's enforcement laws. John Spink, John Spink, ...more »

Did NYPD Spying On Muslims Violate The Law?
Huffington PostFebruary 29, 2012

The NYPD did not respond to our request for comment about allegations it has violated the law. So Mayor Bloomberg and police commissioner Ray Kelly say everything that the NYPD did was legal and constitutional. Other people have disagreed 2013 Newark ...more »

Did the NYPD's Spying on Muslims Violate the Law?
TPMFebruary 29, 2012

by Justin Elliott ProPublica Last August, the Associated Press launched a series detailing how the New York Police Department has extensively investigated Muslims in New York and other states, including preparing reports on mosques and Muslim-owned ...more »

President Obama's health care law is unraveling
Daily CallerFebruary 29, 2012

We've also come to learn just how grossly underestimated the cost of the new law really was. The Department of Health and Human Services has already received and spent the entirety of its $1 billion budget to implement state-based health care exchanges ...more »

Those defending US Constitution from sharia must have failed high school civics
Christian Science MonitorFebruary 29, 2012

These op-ed contributors warn that anti-sharia hysteria fosters unfounded fear of Muslims in the US, misunderstands Islamic law, and ignores American ideals of religious freedom. There are those who would have you believe that Islamic law, or sharia, ...more »

How Sarkozy's Petulance on a Proposed Law Illustrates a Bigger Political ...
TIME (blog)February 29, 2012

The decision Tuesday by France's constitutional watch-dog striking down a pending law criminalizing the denial of the Armenian genocide by Ottoman Turks produced reactions one might have anticipated: applause from Turkey, disappointment in Armenia, ...more »

Constitutional Law — regulatory takings – cause — injury
Wisconsin Law JournalFebruary 29, 2012

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Civil Constitutional Law -- regulatory takings – cause -- injury Peter J. Butzen, d/b/a Falls Metals, Inc., appeals from a judgment dismissing his regulatory takings and substantive due process claims against the City of ...more »

Why States Are Already Shifting Away From Alabama and Arizona's Failed Anti ...
Huffington Post (blog)February 29, 2012

And as with April's Supreme Court consideration of Arizona's "show me your papers" law, the legal stakes are high and the rulings much-anticipated. But in a sense, the verdict is already out. Constitutional questions aside, these laws are increasingly ...more »

Public battle begins over redistricting constitutional amendment
WNYCFebruary 29, 2012

“A veto is essentially a spanking – it stings, but it's temporary, and will not ultimately stop the bad behavior when Cuomo is no longer governor,” said Justin Levitt, Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, in a statement after a conference ...more »

Gallup poll: 72 percent of Americans call individual mandate 'unconstitutional'
Yahoo! Contributors NetworkFebruary 29, 2012

Even among Americans who support President Obama's health care overhaul, a large majority believe that the law is out of step with the US Constitution, a Gallup poll released Monday revealed. The poll, conducted Feb. 20-21, indicates that 72 percent of ...more »

Traditional Leaders, The Never-Ending Constitutional Headache
AllAfrica.comFebruary 29, 2012

Customary law was recognised only as a second-class system of jurisprudence, subservient to the "fundamentally fair and just" system of Roman-Dutch law which the Nats adhered to. The problem came when we began drafting a new Constitution.more »

Even pathetic lies are protected by the First Amendment
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

The First Amendment to the Constitution reads, in part, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech." Nevertheless, in the fall of 2006, Congress passed - by unanimous consent in the Senate and by overwhelming voice in the House ...more »

Does The Individual Mandate Violate Contract Law?
Stop the ACLUFebruary 29, 2012

Constitutional law professor Elizabeth Price Foley, who is the executive director of the Institute's Florida Chapter and who co-authored IJ's brief, said, “The individual mandate violates a cardinal rule of contract law—to be enforceable, ...more »

Tea and Sympathy
Inside Higher EdFebruary 29, 2012

The influence on the movement of constitutional-law scholars such as Foley is minute compared to that of the fantasies that Jill Lepore discusses in her recent book The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American ...more »

White drama nears its end
Indianapolis StarFebruary 29, 2012

The state's highest court will hear arguments over former Secretary of State Charlie White's eligibility to be a candidate in the 2010 race. The court's opinion, which could come soon after the hearing, is expected to end a 14-month legal battle over ...more »

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