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Signing_of_Constitution_Chandler_Christy_smThe Constitutional Studies Center combines careful, objective scholarship into the original understanding of the Constitution with advocacy for human freedom under law. It produces books, issue papers, articles, and legal briefs reporting the results of its research. Since 2010, the Center has had enormous influence on constitutional law cases and commentary, but also on policy makers and grass roots activists. For example, the Center’s research findings galvanized the massive and growing “Article V” movement to restore constitutional limits on the federal government.

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  • New Research Finds Most State Constitutional “Blaine Amendments” Facially Unconstitutional

    New Research Finds Most State Constitutional “Blaine Amendments” Facially Unconstitutional0

    • January 10, 2018

    Rob’s new research demonstrates that bans on “sectarian” aid were . . . designed to require state officials to discriminate in favor of mainstream Protestantism and against any faiths they deemed “bigoted” or “extreme.”

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  • The link between Obama’s departure and your increasing wealth

    The link between Obama’s departure and your increasing wealth0

    • January 9, 2018

    But let’s face it: The election of almost any of the major presidential candidates other than avowed socialist Bernie Sanders probably would have triggered a similar boom. It might have been greater under a President Rubio or President Kasich or less under a President Clinton. But the upsurge would have come because its principal cause has not been who was elected, but who has departed.

    Those departed are Barack Obama and an administration comprised largely of soft-totalitarian “progressives” who showed little respect for the rule of law during their eight-year reign.

    Economists across the political spectrum agree that the rule of law is key to a healthy economy, particularly in developed countries. When legal rules are clear and predictable, investors are more willing to risk their capital than when rules are fuzzy and subject to random change.

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  • Why Nineteenth Century Bans on “Sectarian” Aid Are Facially Unconstitutional: New Evidence on Plain Meaning

    Why Nineteenth Century Bans on “Sectarian” Aid Are Facially Unconstitutional: New Evidence on Plain Meaning0

    • January 8, 2018

    This article presents original research on the nineteenth century meaning of the word sectarian. The author argues that, based on this new evidence, bans on sectarian aid in state constitutions—often called Blaine Amendments—are likely unconstitutional on their face because they discriminate among religions.

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