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IL Pastor Sues Sheriff and State’s Attorney to Ensure Religious Liberty During Pandemic

For Immediate Release Contact: David E. Smith 773-858-6602 Email: s.david@illinoisfamily.org Illinois Pastor Sues Sheriff and State’s Attorney to Ensure Religious Liberty Cites IL Governor Executive Order as Constitutionally Unenforceable Morris, IL, May 30, 2020 – Headlines claiming victory over IL Gov. Pritzker’s limiting church services may be premature. With the new “guidance” issued May 28 […]

Constitution and Corona Virus

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin “The Constitution is not a suicide pact.”  Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson “If the government will not protect constitutional rights designed to preserve our freedom, it is up to the people to reclaim them.”  Wisconsin […]

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 […]

Congress Terminates Only Emergency Declaration Protecting US Citizens, Trump Vetos

The Legal Status of Presidential Emergency Powers In 1976, Congress passed the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1651).  It contains the following simple and straightforward language giving the President power to declare a national emergency: “With respect to acts of Congress authorizing the exercise, during the period of a national emergency, of any special or […]

The CNN Lawsuit Over Jim Acosta’s Press Pass

The press pass privileges of CNN’s Jim Acosta were revoked following an encounter with a White House intern during a presidential press conference. The intern had attempted to take away a microphone from Acosta when the President had recognized another reporter for a question. Acosta resisted the intern’s efforts. There is video of the event […]

The Carter Page FISA Applications Are 22 Pages of Nothing

Since it’s all the rage, I took time to read the Carter Page FISA warrant applications. There’s a torrent of social media and cable news about what these documents prove. A great deal of the commentary starts with and seems to emphasize a particular fact that is technically true. The documents released consist of 412 […]

My Support for Judge Kavanaugh

Investigating President Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh brought back memories of law school and a nettlesome problem I observed in America. Here’s how I came to believe a Justice Kavanaugh will be good for America. As part of being on law review all members write a piece called a “note”. It’s […]

Supreme Court Upholds “Travel Ban” With “DUH”

There’s a legal phrase that an appellate court uses to say a lower court failed to follow the law: ABUSE OF DISCRETION It’s the legal equivalent of “DUH”. In his majority opinion for the United States Supreme Court that upheld President Trump’s limitations on travel to the United States in the case of Hawaii v. […]