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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.

Javier Baez, Bubbles and Colin Kaepernick

League Championship Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs - Game Four

It’s pretty clear that discovering bubbles is one of the joys of childhood.  When it comes to soap bubbles they will run after each bubble and try to catch or step on them.  At other moments they will simply watch in wonder as bubbles drift into the heavens or giggle as they are sprayed when […]

The Chickenshit Club: Why Americans Sense the Government has Forgotten Them

Chickenshit Club

During the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-2009 millions of Americans lost their homes, jobs and life savings. As regular Americans suffered, the federal government spent arguably in excess of a trillion taxpayer dollars propping up the financial industry. In 2016, Bernie Sanders campaign was fueled as he railed against the excesses of “Wall […]

Rosenstein Appointment of Special Prosecutor Bodes Well for America

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It is not possible to find a single major media outlet that simply reports accurate facts without either subtle or overt effort to give a political story a “spin” that matches an editorial agenda whether it is liberal or conservative, pro-Trump or anti-Trump.  There are rare chances to get real, accurate, original sources since most […]

Thomas Jefferson and I Need Your Help!

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Never thought I would write about the connections of Adolf Hitler, Benedict Arnold and Thomas Jefferson, but they have come together in my life. Here’s how the world’s most infamous murderer, America’s most famous traitor and the author of the Declaration of Independence have become connected, and how you can help to separate them. Like […]

Two Lawless Court Injunctions Against President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Judge Derrick Watson

On March 15, 2017, two federal judges ordered the executive branch of our government to not enforce an order issued by President Trump. The orders by these judges were without legal basis, and these theoretical guardians of the law acted with utter disregard for the law. The Background  One week after taking office, on January […]

The Tyrannical Rule of the U.S. Supreme Court by Donald C. Brockett

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What is meant by “tyranny”?  It was the tyranny of King George that provoked America’s Declaration of Independence in 1776.   It was “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.” that would […]

Book Review: Stack the Legal Odds in Your Favor

Stack the Legal Odds In Your Favor

What happens when an attorney and a guy who’s not a lawyer with a history fighting in court on his own get together to create a legal self-help book? You get a book with an attitude.  Think Mark Wahlberg in the courtroom. Authors Tom Scott and Sara Naheedy combine to bring the attitude and the […]

Justice Gorsuch and the Rule of Law in His Own Words

Gorsuch

“It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives.” Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, January 31, 2017 (After his nomination on January 31, 2017, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate on April 7, 2017.  The title of this piece was altered to reflect that.) Over the next few […]

The Constitution, Art. I Section 1: All Legislative Power Granted to the Congress

The Capitol Building on Inauguration Night

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. This is the first sentence of the Constitution.  It appears quite simple.  The power to enact laws about the subjects listed in the Constitution is granted to the Congress, and the […]

The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part II

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When reflecting on the first ten amendments to the American Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, focus is often on the great freedoms of religion, speech, press and the right to bear arms.  The Bill of Rights became 225 years old on December 15, 2016. With that in mind, it is worth a moment to […]