Constitutional Law (page 2)

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    Study: Lockdowns Damaged Democracy and Human Rights

    Ethan Yang reports for the American Institute of Economic Research about the latest edition to the ongoing, comprehensive study of world democracies by the V-Dem [Varieties of Democracy] Institute at the University of Gothenburg. The report finds that democracy was damaged by Covid-19 lockdowns: The most shocking findings…
    Jon Sanders, August 11, 2021
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    Eviction Moratorium Signals Democrats’ Open Embrace of Lawlessness

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist takes Democrats to task for their support of an extended nationwide eviction moratorium. An astonishing thing happened this week in Washington that didn’t get much critical coverage from a media establishment loath to criticize President Biden. At the behest of congressional Democrats,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2021
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    Panning Biden’s Eviction Overreach

    Editors at National Review Online criticize one of the federal government’s high-profile responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Disease Control’s eviction moratorium, which was first instituted last September under President Trump and was renewed under President Biden, expired on July 31. That sentence should start alarm…
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2021
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    Supreme Court’s Response to Eviction Moratorium Explored

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online focuses on one recent issue up for consideration at the nation’s highest court. I happen to believe that the eviction moratorium has been dreadful policy and a deceptively packaged one — harebrained socialism masqueraded as a humanitarian counter-pandemic measure. Progressives (not just…
    Mitch Kokai, August 4, 2021
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    “These classroom techniques raise very serious potential legal questions and liabilities for public school systems that indulge in them.”

    The classroom techniques in question are “the educational or curricular phenomenon known as Critical Race Theory or – quite misleadingly – as ‘anti-racism.'” The warning appeared in a recent presentation by legal scholar Maimon Schwarzschild to the Orange County (CA) Board of Education. According to Schwarzschild, curricula based on…
    Jon Guze, August 1, 2021
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    ACLU Promotes Kooky Second Amendment Theory

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online turns his attention toward a bizarre claim from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU has bought into the preposterous lie that the Second Amendment is intrinsically racist. … … This, of course, is surreal nonsense from start to finish. … As…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2021
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    Democrats Ramp Up Attacks on Supreme Court

    Nicholas Rowan of the Washington Examiner reports on Democratic criticism of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. When the Supreme Court concluded its most recent term by upholding two controversial Arizona voting laws, Democrats vowed to override the 6-3 decision that split the court’s conservatives and liberals along…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2021
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    “We refuse to relegate either the Second Amendment or 18- to 20-year-olds to a second-class status.”

    That’s just one of many eloquent lines from today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit holding that a federal law that forbids gun dealers from selling handguns to 18-to-20-year-olds violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constition. Here are some more: When…
    Jon Guze, July 13, 2021