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Supreme Court: Constitution Allows States to Tax the Internet

The Supreme Court on Thursday held in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. Constitution permits states to tax sales on the Internet unless Congress passes a law to prevent such taxation, scaling back judicial power long criticized by conservatives, and putting the ball in Congress’s court.

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Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Ability to Remove Ineligible Voters

The Supreme Court upheld states’ ability and obligations under federal law to remove the names of illegal voters from voter rolls prior to Election Day in case out of Ohio, though election experts caution that the justices’ 5-4 vote highlights the stakes for Republicans’ retaining control of the Senate this November.

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Trump Judge Pushes for Original Meaning of 1st Amendment

One of President Trump’s new judicial appointments debuted in a big way on Wednesday in a campaign-finance case, showing that the president is serious about keeping his promise on the sort of judges he appoints, and that his vetting system for nominees is working brilliantly. And liberals are throwing a fit.

President Barack Obama speaks with Edmundo Hidalgo (R), CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) and David Adame (2nd R) of CPLC, alongside Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (L), during a neighborhood stop to highlight his administration's home purchase and refinancing policies in Phoenix, Arizona, January 8, 2015. …

War on Suburbs: Obama, Julian Castro Rev Up Affirmative Action Housing

The confluence of a Supreme Court that decides it has the power to legislate, a pro-active politicized bureaucracy at HUD that is betting the court will help it end-run Congress, and a Congress that allows itself to be manipulated by allowing its own independent agency to usurp its legislative function confirms that the federal government in its entirety has now merely become yet another arm of the Democratic Party.

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Posner’s Brainless Assault on Gay Marriage Dissenters

Judge Richard Posner writes at Slate.com that the dissent by Chief Justice John Roberts in the gay marriage case is “heartless.” It is a false charge, and part of the effort to shame opposing views–about which Justice Samuel Alito warned in his own dissent.

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Same Sex Ruling Sets Up National Reciprocity for Concealed Carry

When the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that every state must recognize same sex marriages, they used a basis for judgement that will not easily stop at same sex marriage. In fact, it is a basis for judgement that should offer itself to national reciprocity of concealed carry permits and permit holders.