Constitution

Klukowski: Jerrold Nadler Rejects Constitution’s Limitations on Impeaching Trump

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Congress can impeach PresidentTrump for matters that are not crimes, and also for alleged acts that he claims Trump committed before becoming president, rejecting key limits that the Framers of the Constitution placed on Congress’s impeachment power.

Donald Trump, Jerrold Nadler

Justice Clarence Thomas Takes Constitutional Stand in Indiana SUV Seizure Case

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Wednesday that the Constitution’s protection against excessive fines blocked Indiana from seizing a high-end vehicle, but Justice Clarence Thomas would have reached the same result by another route, with Justice Neil Gorsuch signaling support for Thomas’s originalist argument.  

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court to Decide if Census Can Check U.S. Citizenship

The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can ask every person in America if they are a U.S. citizen, granting review Friday on a legal challenge to that question and bypassing the federal appeals court in an extremely rare move not seen in many years.

supreme court, Citizenship Question

Klukowski: President Trump Must Ensure Spending Bill Does Not Cancel Emergency Powers

The White House should be extremely cautious in studying every single word in Congress’s spending bill, because even a single phrase could negate every authority President Donald Trump currently has under federal law to build and fund the border wall, even canceling his authority to declare a national border emergency.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the PresidentÕs Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite - Pool/Getty Images)

Judicial Crisis Network to Senate Democrats: Stop Bullying Federal Judges

The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) launched a $1.5 million ad buy on Friday calling on Senate Democrats to stop bullying President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees over their religious faith. Federal judges will be a top issue over the next two years for the 2020 election.

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Supreme Court Declines Case on Whether Dodd-Frank’s CFPB Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Monday denied review of a major challenge to the constitutionality of the CFPB and Dodd-Frank, resulting from the understandable recusal of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was still a judge on the federal appeals court handling the case on its way to the justices when the case was pending before that court.

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at dusk February 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was at a Texas Ranch Saturday morning when he died at the age of 79. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Pollak: Trump Gives the Media a Long-overdue Lesson About the Constitution

President Donald Trump gave a long-overdue lesson to the White House press corps about the Constitution’s limits on executive power — limits the media largely ignored under President Barack Obama, because they agreed with his policies and wished to see him succeed politically.

Trump in Rose Garden (Mark WIlson / Getty)

Comey Surrenders to House Republicans, Calls It ‘Striking a Deal’

Former FBI Director James Comey surrendered his attempts to block a subpoena to testify under oath before the U.S. House, shortly after it became likely that a federal judge was going to humiliate him by rejecting his “brazen demand,” because Supreme Court precedent makes clear that federal courts lack the authority to block such a subpoena from Congress.

Former FBI director James Comey released an explosive statement on his contacts with President Donald Trump a day ahead of his testimony to Congress