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  • Supreme Court’s Ruling Against the PC Police

    Supreme Court’s Ruling Against the PC Police0

    • June 23, 2017

    The Supreme Court’s decision this week in Matal v. Tam sent a clear warning to government officials who seek to curtail speech they deem offensive: We won’t let you do it! The warning was particularly pointed for the PC Police at state universities who try to close down viewpoints they find “offensive.” A federal law ordered the

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  • The Define and Punish Clause doesn’t authorize vast federal power either

    The Define and Punish Clause doesn’t authorize vast federal power either0

    • June 14, 2017

    Legal commentators have spread a good deal of ink trying to show that the Constitution authorizes the enormous expansion of the federal government since the 1930s. Leading the way have been some associated—as professors, students, or alumni—with the most privileged educational institutions: Harvard, Yale, Chicago, and so forth. Their publications inflated the Commerce Clause to

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  • The Convention of States in American History

    The Convention of States in American History0

    • June 1, 2017

    In this short essay, constitutional historian Rob Natelson thumbnails the three-centuries long history of “conventions of the states.” When delegations from the states assemble in Phoenix, Arizona later this year, they will be basking in a long and rich American tradition. As far back as 1677, British colonies in North America sent “commissioners” (delegates) to

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