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  • Colorado Goes to the Supreme Court to Defend TABOR0

    • October 24, 2014

    Three years ago, a group of primarily government plaintiffs sued in federal district court to void Colorado’s Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR). TABOR allows the people, not just the legislature, to vote on most tax increases, most debt increases, and some spending hikes. The plaintiffs argued that the 20-year old state constitutional provision violated the

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  • Montana Supreme Court’s War Against the Rule of Law Finally Getting The Attention It Deserves0

    • October 10, 2014

    Respect for the rule of law is fundamental to a free society. It also is necessary for economic well being. Montana is among the nation’s poorest states. I was a law professor there for over 23 years and I also serve as Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Montana Policy Institute. In a 2012

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  • Breakdown in the Americans’ Respect for the Rule of Law?0

    • July 16, 2013

    Some commentators and compilers have sensed what they believe is a weakening of the rule of law in the United States.  I’ve documented an example in one state. Conduct surrounding the George Zimmerman case provides additional cause for concern, including prejudicial comments by President Obama and rioting subsequent to acquittal. To his credit, President Obama

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