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The Feds decide who to lock up for life (not just at Guantanamo), another nail in the Constitution’s coffin

Summary:  Another in the ever-growing series of posts about our dying Constitution.  Death by neglect.  Neglect by both conservatives and liberals.  Links to the previous chapters appear at the end. . “When the Feds Decide Who’s Sexually Dangerous“, Wendy Kaminer, The Atlantic, May 2010 — Excerpt: In what will likely be one of her last victories …

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The sky darkens over America, as we (the little people) are made smaller than we were last week

Summary:   I believe that Americans today can operate at the same level as did Americans at the founding.  In the tradition of the Federal Papers, here is a discussion of the latest and momentus Supreme Court decision.  I strongly recommend that all Americans read it, irrespective of your political views.  Such actions will by themselves put us on …

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Sparks of justice still live in America – cherish them and perhaps they’ll spread

These are nothing but tiny sparks.  But if encourage them, perhaps they will grow into something larger.  The first shows justice at work, for there are consequences to bank scofflaws.  The second shows a more typical situation. “A ‘Little Judge’ Who Rejects Foreclosures, Brooklyn Style“, New York Times, 30 August 2009 “Judges’ Frustration Grows With …

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See the last glimmers of the Constitution’s life…

The latest ruling of the Supreme Court is something to remember, in later years a story to tell your children or grand-children.  Beyond the scope of this site are discussions of this ruling’s social utility, legal implications or correctness under the US Constitution.  Whatever your views on these things, it marks a historically significant moment in the history of …

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