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Is There a Prosecutor in the House?VERIFY: Is Twitter account posting every Trump donor's name?Constitutional Law - CUA TowerMissing the Whole Point About Ann CoulterSanctuary cities ruling a despicable sign of lawless timesUVA Law Professor Mila Versteeg Wins Carnegie FellowshipKicking over the constitutional tracesUF law students discuss, debate ahead of Constitutional Revision Commission meetingColumbus schools to 'refresh' principals on city sidewalk rightsMaurer School of Law collaborates with IU departmentsState AG Says Constitutional Carry Law For State Would Be ReasonableWould You Like To Fight Me About Repealing The Constitution? What About Repealing Megan's Laws?Harmeet Dhillon: Howard Dean and Rep. Jackie Speier are 'Amateurs' at Constitutional LawNew Paltz law on immigrants draws fire from police chiefs ...Hate speech is free speech, Gov. Dean: Glenn Reynolds - USA Today

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How Iowa has recalled landmark same-sex marriage ruling
DesMoinesRegister.comApril 3, 2017

Mark Kende, constitutional law professor, Drake University Law School: It's one of the most impressive opinions I've read in Iowa, certainly, and even broader than that. It was written in a way that was designed to make the arguments clear but to also ...more »

Susan Rice unmasking scandal cries out for a grand jury
Fox NewsApril 5, 2017

The American Center for Law and Justice will continue to dig to get to the truth and will, where appropriate, file additional FOIA requests to get to the bottom of this situation. Misconduct by federal government officials calculated to subvert the ...more »

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Is There a Prosecutor in the House?
New Jersey Law JournalApril 27, 2017

Did he fail constitutional law? Would knowing who were his campaign contributors offer insight? That question brings us to our home state of New Jersey where, presumably, our system of appointing prosecutors (to a fixed five-year term that exceeds that ...more »

VERIFY: Is Twitter account posting every Trump donor's name?
WTSP 10 NewsApril 27, 2017

I can verify -- YES -- it is legal to post who donates to presidential campaigns. The Federal Election Commission requires that info to be public, and constitutional law expert Louis Virelli confirmed what you probably already knew: reposting public ...more »

Constitutional Law - CUA Tower
Catholic University of America The TowerApril 26, 2017

by Rachel Gallagher For 20-year-old college students, there has been only one model of wartime statesmanship they have experienced first-hand, one which ...more »

Missing the Whole Point About Ann Coulter
BloombergApril 26, 2017

One peculiarity of his latest ones is that this botched foray into constitutional law was entirely unnecessary. If Dean wanted to defend not giving Coulter an opportunity to speak on campus, he could have just said that Coulter adds little of value to ...more »

Sanctuary cities ruling a despicable sign of lawless times
Washington TimesApril 26, 2017

Used to be a time when the Constitution was the country's rule of law, the Bible and its Judeo-Christian principles, the national moral compass. Now? That prize goes to the ones with the loudest mouths, deepest pockets and — even more shamefully ...more »

UVA Law Professor Mila Versteeg Wins Carnegie Fellowship
University of VirginiaApril 26, 2017

“Constitutional rights should protect us from the excesses of unconstrained democracy,” Versteeg said, but “we actually know remarkably little about whether constitutional rights actually make a difference.” Versteeg, the author or editor of several ...more »

Kicking over the constitutional traces
American Thinker (blog)April 26, 2017

Alexander M. Bickel, the great constitutional law scholar and proponent of judicial restraint, noted at the time of the Watergate denouement that it would be difficult to keep a president from "kicking over the traces." That phrase came to mind on ...more »

UF law students discuss, debate ahead of Constitutional Revision Commission meeting
SaintPetersBlog (blog)April 26, 2017

Gainesville — With the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission set to hold a public hearing here Wednesday — the fifth of nine hearings scheduled throughout the state as a part of Florida's unique, citizen-initiative constitutional revision ...more »

Columbus schools to 'refresh' principals on city sidewalk rights
The Columbus DispatchApril 25, 2017

The issue arose when Ruth Colker, a professor of constitutional law at Ohio State University, told the school board during its Tuesday meeting that a principal on two occasions last month told people handing out leaflets outside a district school ...more »

Maurer School of Law collaborates with IU departments
Indiana Daily StudentApril 25, 2017

“We — in the law school — know that law is a topic that a lot of people are interested in,” he said. “It's in the news every day. Whether it's criminal law, constitutional law, environmental law or international law, this is stuff people are ...more »

State AG Says Constitutional Carry Law For State Would Be Reasonable
KfizApril 25, 2017

State Attorney General Brad Schimel says he supports the move to make Wisconsin a constitutional carry state. Schimel told KFIZ news Wisconsin didn't turn in to the “Wild West” after it adopted a concealed carry law. He says there would be no drastic ...more »

Would You Like To Fight Me About Repealing The Constitution? What About Repealing Megan's Laws?
Above the LawApril 25, 2017

For the first 45 minutes, I'll be debating Jenner & Block's Lindsay Harrison over repealing and replacing the Constitution. Yes, you've heard right-wingers call for a second Constitutional convention, but I'm going to come at it from the left. Harrison ...more »

Harmeet Dhillon: Howard Dean and Rep. Jackie Speier are 'Amateurs' at Constitutional Law
Breitbart NewsApril 24, 2017

Attorney Harmeet Dhillon branded former Vermont governor Howard Dean and California Congresswoman Jackie Speier as “amateurs” at law and the Constitution during a press conference on Monday. Dhillon, who is acting as the attorney for the UC ...more »

New Paltz law on immigrants draws fire from police chiefs ...
The Daily FreemanApril 24, 2017

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. >> Mid Hudson Police Chiefs Association President Joseph Sinagra is troubled by a New Paltz town law that hinders the access of federal ...more »

Hate speech is free speech, Gov. Dean: Glenn Reynolds - USA Today
USA TODAYApril 24, 2017

I tell my constitutional law students that there are a couple of statements that indicate that a speaker is a constitutional illiterate who can safely be ignored. One is ...more »

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