Due Process: Trump administration correctly implementing court’s order to avoid blanket separation of families at the border and allowing separation for cause (unfit parents with criminal history, disease, etc.)
Separation of Powers: 5th Circuit lifts temporary stay against Trump administration’s diversion of $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build the border wall
Article 1, Section 8 War Powers: 2001 Justice Department legal opinion arguably backs constitutional validity of President Trump’s strike on Suleimani
2A: hero who stopped Texas church shooting to be awarded Texas Medal of Courage
14A: five states looking at keeping transgenders out of women’s sports
4A: Pensacola shooting typifies unresolved Issue - should people have unbreakable encryption to keep Big Government out of their business? Or should law enforcement be given a ‘back door’ in terrorism and national security cases?
Dems claim Texas move to require personal (non-digital) signature for voter registration is unconstitutional
5A/14A Due Process + 1A: Massachusetts court declines to legislate from the bench, rules no constitutional right to assisted suicide; appeal planned. Court also said doctors have free speech right to discuss assisted suicide with patients.
1A: Supreme Court turns away texting suicide case and the argument defendant was convicted for words alone in text urging her boyfriend to kill himself
1A: Seattle Public Library decides to give meeting space to trans-skeptical feminist group; “we do not believe that stifling speech for anyone will result in positive outcomes for anyone”
1A: Indiana school district tells parents they can’t criticize it on social media; ACLU says policy is “flagrantly” unconstitutional
2A: Legislation introduced to make South Carolina a Second Amendment sanctuary state
4A: renters do not have to submit to an inspection before they can challenge rental inspection ordinance, Pennsylvania appeals court rules
14A: forthcoming law review article discusses whether a small percentage of African ancestry makes one a ‘disadvantaged minority person’ eligible for government contract set-asides
Equal Rights Amendment might subject women to the military draft, disallow same-sex bathrooms, abolish women-only shelters, and mandate government funding of abortion (not to mention eliminate minority set-asides for government contracts). Is that what you want?
Proposed amendment would give populous states more U.S. Senators (upsetting the deal that drew small states into the union in the first place)
Shame! Texas homeowner’s association orders active military resident to take down American flag. Kudos to his neighbors who raised their own flags in support.
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