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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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  • Airport searches and the Fourth Amendment0

    • November 21, 2010

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” –

  • Why law professors don’t tell us much about our Constitution0

    • November 14, 2010

    Real scholarship is about facts, not argument.

  • Does the Constitution’s Commerce Power justify ObamaCare?0

    • November 7, 2010

    (To learn more about this topic, listen to Justin Longo’s interview with Rob Natelson — “Constitutionally, what does the word “commerce” mean?“) ObamaCare has set off a national debate on whether the measure is constitutional under Congress’s “Interstate Commerce Power.”  The Constitution granted Congress the Interstate Commerce Power in two clauses.  The first clause gave

  • Twenty Legal Rules for Conventions for Proposing Amendments0

    • October 31, 2010

    (To learn more about this topic, listen Justin Longo’s interview with Rob Natelson — “What Would an Article V Convention Look Like?“) This is the third in a series of three articles about the Constitution’s OTHER method of constitutional amendment – that is, rather than the amendment coming from Congress, the states force a “convention

  • Lest we forget…the horrendous consequences of ObamaCare0

    • October 26, 2010

    With the election just days away but passage of ObamaCare months in the past, it’s easy to forget the punishment inflicted by the “healthcare” law the President and Congress crammed down our throats.  The following from the Spokane Spokesman-Review summarizes it. Before Election Day, pass it on.

  • How would a convention for proposing amendments work?0

    • October 24, 2010

    Last week I reported on the growing movement to “save the Constitution by amending it” – the much-precedented process of amending the Constitution to push the government back toward Founding-Era principles. Previous amendments have been proposed by Congress, and ratified by the states.  But I noted that Congress is unlikely to propose amendments to limit


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Rob Natelson, Senior Fellow, Constitutional Jurisprudence
Email: rob.natelson1@gmail.com
Phone: 303-279-6536, ext 114