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The NDAA shows that justice is blind in America, but in a bad way

Summary:  Last week saw yet more evidence that the two parties have similar goals for America, differing mostly in the speed with which they’ll drive us there. We also learn that Justice is blind in the New America, as it was in the America-that-once-was, but in a very different way. “Many remark that justice is …

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Looking ahead to the next step of the quiet coup, and a new America

Summary: We can look ahead to the next steps in the quiet coup overthrowing the Second Republic, that’s forging a new America. Here are some insightful articles about what to expect. Contents Excerpts appear below; please read these articles in full. “Is this 1936?” by David Bernstein (Prof Law, George Mason U, bio) “Conservative Southern …

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More death throes of the Constitution. Nothing remains in the ruins but politics.

Summary:  As the Constitution nears the time for its Last Rites, its enemies become bolder.  Reports of blows to the Constitution, even de facto repeal of specific provisions, become unremarkable blips in the daily news.  But some blows are larger than others. June 2012 might be a historic month for the Second Republic, worth marking …

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Please applaud this brave judge. We have too few of them in America today.

Summary:  American history can be seen as a series of tests to our judges.  From Dred Scott to Citizens United their responses to these challenges has shaped America.  The expansion of government power far beyond the limits of the constitution provides another test of our judges.  So far most have failed.  Today we look at …

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Why should we care about the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing strip & cavity searches of prisoners?

Summary:  We should care about the Court’s ruling allowing almost unlimited use of strip searches of prisoners.  It gives a powerful additional tool allowing police to punish people without trial, let alone conviction and sentencing by a jury of their peers.  Arrest on trivial or even perjured grounds, a few days incarceration and abuse (with strip and body …

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