Posts Tagged Fifth Amendment

The Rule of Law or Rule of Man? (Redux 2.0)

The more things change, the more they stay the same. President Trump, that supposed protector of the Constitution, bulwark against Leftist encroachments, Clinton-slayer, and Drainer of Swamps, recently rejected the notion of Fifth Amendment Due Process protections while simultaneously appearing to embrace a Second Amendment-infringing position, in declaring “I like taking guns away early.  Take […]

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Scathing Injunction Ordered for California’s “Large-Capacity Magazine” Possession Ban

Although only a temporary victory, in the court case Duncan v. Bacerra (3:17-cv-1017-BEN), Federal Judge Roger Benitez issued an injunction on enforcement of California’s extension of its so-called “large-capacity magazine” (LCM) ban, heretofore otherwise set to go into effect 1 July 2017.  This particular statute, passed by public proposition in 2016, expands upon California’s existing […]

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Dear Hillary Clinton: “No Fly, No Buy” is Equally Illegal as “Stop-and-Frisk”

During the first 2016 presidential debate a couple of weeks ago, Hillary Clinton chastised Donald Trump on the unconstitutionality of so-called “stop-and-frisk” policies of urban policing (specifically in New York City).  And credit where it is due, she is right – warrantless, unprompted searches conducted upon pedestrians simply because they are in “public” clearly violates […]

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More Gun Control Kabuki Theater

Typically, the hoplophobes in society make their loudest and most emotionally-charged pleas for yet more so-called “gun control” following an advantageously cherry-picked mass shooting of some sort.  Despite the fact that these incidents are so rare as to fit the very definition of being statistically insignificant, these are nonetheless the events which garner the most […]

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