U.S. Supreme Court

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    Supreme Court Says Kansas Can Prosecute Illegal Immigrants for Identity Theft

    From the Syllabus: Kansas makes it a crime to commit “identity theft” or engage in fraud to obtain a benefit. Respondents, three unauthorized aliens, were tried for fraudulently using another person’s Social Security number on the W–4’s and K–4’s that they submitted upon obtaining employment. They had used…
    Jon Guze, March 5, 2020
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    An Effusive Review of Neil Gorsuch’s New Book

    The book is A Republic If You Can Keep It, and, in his recent review, the usually acerbic Michael Greve is full of praise: Justice Gorsuch has collected some of his speeches, excerpts from law review articles, and extracts from some of his written opinions, all…
    Jon Guze, December 7, 2019
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    Beaufort County Now Highlights Videos Featuring JLF Experts’ Analysis

    This week Beaufort County Now published three videos featuring staff of the John Locke Foundation. The publisher’s note reads: We want our readers to understand that there is wise policy afoot here in North Carolina, and to that end, we offer these excellent videos from our associates, in prudent policy…
    Brenee Goforth, October 18, 2019
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    “Questioning the Political Question Doctrine”

    As most Locker Room readers are no doubt aware, in Rucho v. Common Cause, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld North Carolina’s Congressional district maps despite the fact that they were gerrymandered to favor Republicans. The court held that political gerrymandering is a “political question” and therefore “non-justiciable.” In a…
    Jon Guze, July 2, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Supreme Court upholds congressional maps, calls gerrymandering ‘political’ issue

    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision on partisan gerrymandering in Common Cause v. Rucho. According to Carolina Journal reporter Dan Way’s reporting: In writing the 5-4 majority opinion for Common Cause v. Rucho, Chief Justice John Roberts said drawing district boundaries inevitably and intentionally includes…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
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    Lawmakers Should Protect Citizens From Eminent Domain Abuse

    Fourteen years ago, the Supreme Court handed down one of its most unpopular opinions of all time, Kelo v. City of New London. The Kelo decision enshrined economic development as a valid purported “public use,” meaning, as JLF’s Jon Guze puts it, The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of…
    Brenee Goforth, June 4, 2019
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    Justice Thomas gives an unsettling history lesson on eugenics and abortion

    In his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood, Justice Clarence Thomas gives a deep dive on the disturbing, nauseating true racism of the eugenics of the 20th century Progressives, a movement that gave rise to Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, among other ills.
    Jon Sanders, May 29, 2019
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    Well, that’s embarrassing!

    Before they deleted it, the Senate Democrats ran a poll on Twitter that didn’t turn out the way they hoped: H/T: Jim Treacher.
    Jon Guze, May 6, 2019