U.S. Constitution

Where’s the “…Need Not Apply” Sign?

by Ellen Kolb September 6, 2017

Not saying they got the idea from Councilor Volinsky, but it seems a pair of U.S. Senators think the no-religious-test thing in the Constitution has been quietly deactivated. From a commentary by Tiffany Bates in The Daily Signal: “Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?” is an unusual and inappropriate question for a senator to ask […]

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When does a President become a dictator?

by Tim Condon February 12, 2013

This from today’s Washington Post: President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress….One of the first orders is expected this week….The moves underscore Obama’s increasingly aggressive use of executive authority….. Query: Does the U.S. Constitution provide for a President to bypass “a recalcitrant Congress” when it […]

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An Essay: What is “Constitutional”? Who decides?

by Tim Condon February 2, 2013

Yesterday I cited an 1886 Supreme Court decision that ruled that unconstitutional actions or statutes are…inoperative, and of no effect (see it HERE). My long-time buddy and fellow lawyer—I’ll call him Larry—sent me a friendly warning about that post, as follows:

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What exactly does this mean?

by Tim Condon February 1, 2013

“An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation as inoperative as though it had never been passed.” Norton v. Shelby County, 118 U.S. 425, 426 (1886). That’s a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. We […]

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“Point, Romney.”

by Tim Condon October 4, 2012

First the good. Obama’s leg-humping poodles in the mainstream media said “Romney abandoned the Tea Party!” That was of course typical MSM biased BS. On the contrary, Romney didn’t abandon the forceful Tea Party ideals at all. And that’s important. Here’s why….

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The emergence of Chief Justice John Roberts….

by Tim Condon June 29, 2012

The Obamacare decision crafted by Chief Justice Roberts…may be the best of all possible outcomes, including striking the whole thing down as unconstitutional. I’ve been mulling the decision over since it was announced yesterday, and have had the persistent feeling that…something is going on here that is not clear. It’s been a nagging suspicion I’ve had […]

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