Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Jefferson on Judicial Review

Blowhard, Esq. writes: You seem … to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest … Continue reading

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The Law is a “Propaganda Weapon,” Says Former Supreme Court Justice

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In today’s New York Times editorial page, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for the repeal of the Second Amendment. In doing so, he attacks the majority decision in DC v. Heller written by Scalia: … Continue reading

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Possible Good News on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Fenster writes: Fenster is highly suspicious of the practice of civil asset forfeiture, and wrote of the issue here. You may know that the law often allows police or other authorities to keep the ill-gotten gains from a criminal transaction. … Continue reading

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Scalia’s Sore Winners

Blowhard, Esq.¬†writes: I spent a good part of the weekend marveling at the lefty reaction to Antonin Scalia‘s unexpected death. Did your Facebook feed shamelessly explode with unrestrained celebration too? There are few things more grotesque than watching a bunch … Continue reading

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Stray Thoughts on Today’s SSM Ruling

Blowhard, Esq.¬†writes: Happy for those who are happy with today’s decision, but I’m still waiting for a logical, principled, legal argument as to why the Court’s SSM decisions don’t also permit polygamy. Whoops, hey, that didn’t take long. It’s hilarious … Continue reading

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UR Explainer: Kaley v. United States

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In the Washington Post, George Will highlights one of the more rotten fruits of this country’s War on Drugs — the government’s use and abuse of civil forfeiture laws. Under these “laws,” the government is authorized to … Continue reading

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Linkage

Blowhard, Esq. writes: While Miami has the largest number of surviving Art Deco buildings of any place in the world, the number 2 city on the list might surprise you. Back here, I toured some Art Deco buildings in downtown … Continue reading

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