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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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  • Obamacare and “Commerce:” Does A Include Not-A?0

    • June 19, 2012

    On the eve of the Supreme Court’s decision over Obamacare’s individual mandate, attention is been focused on the challengers’ argument that the mandate is outside the Commerce Power because otherwise there would be no “limiting principle” to Congress’s authority. Certainly, the question of whether congressional authority is limited or unlimited is an important issue in

  • In modern politics, the “extremists” are usually those labeling others with that word0

    • June 10, 2012

    A key Democratic Party tactic being used against incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Coffman (R.-Colo.) is to brand him an “extremist.” So what else is new? Politics is fully of incongruities, and the use of the term “extremist” by the Left to tar more conservative opponents is one of the richest. For example, the Left’s current

  • Hey, if Elizabeth Warren is Indian, then maybe I am, too!0

    • June 1, 2012

    I confess to a several personal emotions in reaction to the Elizabeth Warren case. Elizabeth Warren, if you recall, is the Harvard Law Professor now running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts who identified herself to her employers and in law school directories as Native American. But it turns out that she has at most 1/32

  • Another Federal Real Estate Screw-Up0

    • May 27, 2012

    One of the clearest messages from the American Founding was that the Constitution left regulation of private land within state boundaries to the exclusive prerogative of the states. This was an area completely outside the sphere of the federal government. When, during the debates over the Constitution, advocates were pressed for examples of powers outside federal competence they

  • Original Intent, Original Understanding, Original Meaning0

    • May 19, 2012

    It is often said that the Constitution should be interpreted according to its “original intent, “original understanding,” or “original meaning.” Is there any difference between these concepts? And if so, which is the proper standard? This is an area in which there has been a great deal of confusion, largely because few constitutional writers are

  • The disastrous student loan mess0

    • May 13, 2012

    You have to wonder how many other things the federal government will louse up before people demand a return to constitutional limits. The New York Times has published a widely re-printed report about the extent to which federally guaranteed and subsidized college loan programs have driven up the cost of tuition and leaving an entire


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Rob Natelson, Senior Fellow, Constitutional Jurisprudence
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