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  • Evidence on the Powers the Constitution Leaves Exclusively to the States0

    • May 18, 2015

    This column also appears at CNSNews. The Constitution enumerates the powers of the federal government. But has anyone listed the exclusive powers of states—the realm the federal government may not invade without violating the Constitution? When discussing state authority, the Founders usually pointed out only that the federal government’s powers were, as Madison said, “few

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  • More Evidence From Last Term That It’s Not a “Conservative Supreme Court”0

    • October 20, 2014

    Note: This article was first published at cns news. There is a common media myth that the current U.S. Supreme Court, or at least a majority of the current justices, is “conservative.” But if a “conservative” justice is one who consistently interprets the Constitution in accordance with traditional methods of judging—as the Founders intended for

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  • The Meaning of the Commerce Power and Congress’s and the Courts’ Use (And Abuse) Of It0

    • December 14, 2013

    Are you interested in the true meaning of, and limits on, the Constitution’s much-abused Commerce Power? In a speech at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on November 19, 2013, I outlined the intended scope of the power, how I reached my conclusions, and how the Supreme Court has stretched the Commerce Power

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