Posts Tagged federalism

Alabama Getting Out of the Marriage Business?

Or, more accurately, it appears Alabama may be getting out of the business of violently regulating marriage.  Alabama Senate Bill 20 passed a key procedural hurdle last week, receiving a 9-0 vote from the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee on 23 February.  The bill now moves before the full state Senate. This legislation would effectively nullify […]

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People Angry Because Hillary Clinton Won the Popular Vote: Pump the Breaks

It seems a central narrative for a lot of Hillary Clinton’s supporters, even on this blog, is that Donald Trump lost the popular vote and therefore is not legitimately the president-elect. Notwithstanding the legal reality that, for better or worse, the Electoral College is part and parcel to the Supreme Law of the Land (see […]

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Sheriffs and the Constitution

As United States marshals recently attempted to forcibly evict the occupants of a Carlsbad home and subsequently confiscate that property for punitive auction, Eddy County Sheriff Scott London directly intervened on the owner’s/occupant’s behalf. The issue at hand appears to be an alleged failure to pay federal taxes but court documents reportedly indicate that “the […]

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The Constitution to Blame for Congressional Gridlock?

Apparently, President Obama believes that the Senate’s constitutional mandate to equally represent each state “puts [Democrats] at a disadvantage.” Well, this certainly may be true from his or other Democrats’ perspective (or Republicans’ in different circumstances), but this makeup also represents a novel institutional concept once known as federal republicanism. The States created the federal […]

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