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David J. Shestokas

About David J. Shestokas

David Shestokas is an attorney licensed in IL and FL and author of Constitutional Sound Bites .

He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Bradley University and J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, while serving on the The John Marshall Law Review. He studied law at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
For Spanish speakers he and Dr. Berta Isabel Arias offer a Spanish language translation of Constitutional Sound Bites: Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales .

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Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales follows the tradition of informing citizens about the country’s founding documents in their native languages. In 1787, one third of Pennsylvania’s residents were German speakers. Accordingly, of the 4500 copies of the proposed Constitution that legislature ordered, 1500 were in German. Everyone understands important ideas best in their native language, and Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales recognizes the importance of making available America's First Principles to 36,000,000 Americans.

Historians Impeachment Manifesto Gets It Wrong on Law and History

A headline that 700 “historians” called for the impeachment of President Trump took me back to the day that sent me on a personal and at times quixotic journey to spread the history, values and blessings that have accrued to us as Americans. As I think of it today, it was clearly the “historian-university” complex […]

ICYMI: DACA Goes To The Supreme Court

“[The President] shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed….” The United States Constitution: ARTICLE II, SECTION 3 There are a few other things going on besides impeachment. An example, the challenges to President Trump’s roll back of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) got debated at the Supreme Court on November […]

Lincoln at Gettysburg Renews American Proposition: All Men are Created Equal

James Wilson, a founding father from Pennsylvania, once said that “[l]aw and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.” Abraham Lincoln understood this well.  A student of America, the Declaration of Independence and the country’s first principles, law and liberty were objects of Lincoln’s […]

BOOKS BY ATTORNEY DAVID J. SHESTOKAS

A message from David Shestokas on the crucial relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution BOOKS BY ATTORNEY DAVID J. SHESTOKAS  Constitutional Sound Bites explains America’s Founding documents in a format that is familiar to 21st century readers.  This is accomplished in a simple, unbiased, easy-to-read presentation that takes into account the “sound […]

The Pretend House Resolution Regarding the “Impeachment Inquiry”

The Pretend House Resolution Regarding the “Impeachment Inquiry” The Phony Impeachment Resolution by Pelosi and Schiff I read the proposed resolution regarding the impeachment process.  I’ve been struggling for a day to write something cogent about it and construct a thoughtful analysis.  All I’ve been able to do is see the cynical view that Pelosi, […]

House Rules Committee of the Democrat Majority “Fact Sheet” on Impeachment Resolution

The House Rules Committee Democrat Majority has issued a “Fact Sheet” that purports to explain the Resolution regarding the process of the “impeachment inquiry”.  There is only a single “fact” on the whole sheet.  Here are the bullet points of the “Fact Sheet” and the reality of the “facts”.  Following the reality is the “Fact […]

Judge Finds CA “Law” on Presidential Tax Returns Unconstitutional

“Courts created under Article III of the United States Constitution are not concerned with political victories or who may or may not “win.” Instead, it is the Court’s job to make sure the Constitution wins.”   That may be the most straightforward and correct statement of law made by any of the myriad judges involved […]

Trump at the UN: Part 5, Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights and Liberty

INTRODUCTION Part 5 of a 5 Part Series This series begins with Trump at the UN: Part 1, a Tale of Two Presidents and a Vision In the final section of his address to the United Nations President Trump speaks directly to the dictators in the room and those who would be domestic dictators in […]

Trump at the UN: Part 4, The Western Hemisphere

Introduction Part 4 of a 5 Part Series This series begins with Trump at the UN: Part 1, a Tale of Two Presidents and a Vision On September 24, as President Trump addressed the United Nations he took his audience on a world tour that included China, Iran, Korea and Afghanistan.  His final stop in […]

Trump at the UN: Part 3, Iran, Korea and Afghanistan

INTRODUCTION Part 3 of a 5 Part Series This series begins with Trump at the UN: Part 1, a Tale of Two Presidents and a Vision On September 24, 2019 President Trump addressed the United Nations. This speech was largely overlooked because on the same day Nancy Pelosi announced her support of what she termed […]