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Obama Cannot Hide Behind Immigration Precedent

Obama Cannot Hide Behind Immigration Precedent

This week, President Obama effectively exempted more than four million illegal immigrants from the nation’s immigration laws, granting them the right to apply for work permits and a three-year reprieve from deportation. He cannot, however, hide behind precedent for his

Senate Looks to Curtail First Amendment

Senate Looks to Curtail First Amendment

Reacting to a series of recent Supreme Court decisions striking down provisions of federal and state campaign finance laws as violations of the Constitution’s free speech guarantee, liberals are increasingly pushing for a constitutional amendment to remove the First Amendment

Return of the 'Wise Latina': Sotomayor Drops Her Veil of Objectivity

Return of the 'Wise Latina': Sotomayor Drops Her Veil of Objectivity

Adam Liptak’s article – “Sotomayor Finds Her Voice Among Justices” – in Wednesday’s NewYork Times is the latest paean for Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent two weeks ago froma Supreme Court decision upholding a Michigan ballot initiative’s ban on racial preferencesin

Justices Skeptical of Ohio's 'Ministry of Truth'

Justices Skeptical of Ohio's 'Ministry of Truth'

Obamacare, abortion, and political censorship were front and center today at the Supreme Court as the justices heard oral argument in a case involving an Ohio law that makes it a crime to “make a false statement concerning the voting

Obama Supreme Court Is the Stuff of Nightmares

Obama Supreme Court Is the Stuff of Nightmares

Conservatives rightfully fear a second term for President Obama, but seem barely aware of the biggest threat posed by his re-election. Yes, there’s plenty of reason to worry about what Obama will pressure Congress into or do unilaterally through executive

SCOTUS: What Elizabeth Warren Teaches Us About Affirmative Action

SCOTUS: What Elizabeth Warren Teaches Us About Affirmative Action

Yesterday, in a case that will determine the fate of affirmative action in higher education, the Supreme Court heard Abigail Fisher’s challenge to race-base admissions at the University of Texas at Austin.  With the possible exception of the Fisher case,

Will DOJ Take Action on FRC Shooting?

Will DOJ Take Action on FRC Shooting?

Yesterday’s violent attack on the conservative Family Research Council by an apparent gay rights activists puts the spotlight on the Obama Justice Department.  Will the Department seriously investigate the shooting – which was motivated by anger at FRC’s advocacy of

Sen. McConnell: Obama's Enemies List Threatens First Amendment

Sen. McConnell: Obama's Enemies List Threatens First Amendment

Progressives were once the most vigorous defenders of the rights to free speech and free association guaranteed by the First Amendment.  Today, they pose the biggest threat to those rights. In fact, as the current hysteria on the Left about

Top Ten Takeaways from the Obamacare Decision

Top Ten Takeaways from the Obamacare Decision

#1: The charge that the Roberts Court is a right-of-center court has been proven wrong in dramatic fashion.  It’s not just the ObamaCare decision that can be characterized as liberal. In this term alone, the Court invalidated most of the