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The Court overturns two laws passed by Congress. Everybody cheers!

Summary:  This was a bad week for the Republic. No matter what your opinions about Same Sex Marriage and the Voting Rights Act, these decisions weaken us. As we become more accustomed to undemocratic solutions, our ruling elites become stronger. We become weaker. It {is} an axiom of eternal truth in politics that whatever power …

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Should we thank the Court as it rescues us from our bad laws? Or just bow?

Summary:  America remains locked in a battle between Left and Right. Each fights to protect the Constitution — or the pieces of it they value. Neither cares for the it as other than a tool to advance their interests. The Constitution, torn between them, slowly withers. The American people mildly, intermittently cheer both sides — …

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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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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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