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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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  • How Congress Took Control of Indians’ Lives0

    • October 28, 2011

    Just as Congress has stretched its Interstate Commerce Power into authority over the entire national economy, so it has used the Indian Commerce Clause to justify micro-managing the lives of American Indians and of their tribes. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. The Articles of Confederation gave Congress power over Indian “affairs,” but in

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  • Yet another “progressive” argument for an unlimited Commerce Power doesn’t add up0

    • October 21, 2011

    As I’ve pointed out before in this column, there is a sort of cottage industry among “progressive” law professors that involves taking snatches of the Founding-Era record—or imagined snatches—to argue that the current overgrown federal government is really constitutional after all. In past posts, I’ve reported on a misinterpretation of the Necessary and Proper Clause

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  • Attacks on the Modern Tea Party Resemble Abuse British Tories Hurled at American Patriots0

    • October 16, 2011

    “Criminals!” “Frenzy!” Does this sound like the abuse that apologists for Big Government fling at the modern Tea Party? It should. Tea Party activists have been the victims of some incredible verbal smears—especially considering that (unlike leftist demonstrators) they have been almost uniformly peaceful and law-abiding. But modern Tea Partiers can point with pride to

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