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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Book Review: Stack the Legal Odds in Your Favor

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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 […]

Donald Trump, Khizr Khan, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence

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It is one thing to carry the Constitution in your pocket, or have a Constitution app on your smart phone.  It is another thing to read it. It is yet another to study and understand the source of the Constitution’s philosophy, principles and purposes. While a pocket Constitution has become central to a presidential campaign […]

Consider State Constitutions When the Supreme Court Fails

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The United States Supreme Court, in Utah v. Strieff , continued on its course of ominously undermining Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures by limiting the application of the exclusionary rule.[1]  The result is an invitation for police to randomly and unreasonably arrest[2] citizens without the Fourth Amendment’s requirement of probable cause. The Fourth Amendment directly […]

Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales Becomes #1 on Amazon

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In a very short time, Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales, the very first book in the Spanish language devoted to discussion and explanation of the found documents and principles of the United States has become a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. During a presidential election year the Constitution is a backdrop for every issue. With the increasing […]

Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales (Constitutional Sound Bites) Now In Spanish

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Attorney David J. Shestokas and author Dr. Berta Isabel Arias have released Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales, now available on Amazon. This publication affords America’s Spanish speaking population an unprecedented opportunity to understand their freedoms, combining translations of America’s founding documents with an engaging discussion of historical context and contemporary application. Honoring a proud tradition, Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales promotes understanding […]

Appellate Court: Plaintiffs Offered No Proof NSA Violated Their Rights

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“Plaintiffs must realize that secrecy is yet another form of regulation, prescribing not ‘what the citizen may do’ but instead ‘what the citizen may know.’”  US Appellate Court Judge Janice Rogers Brown “…the public has no interest in saving the government from the burdens of complying with the Constitution.”  US District Court Judge Richard Leon […]

The First Republican Debate Group and the Constitution

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President Obama has been criticized for overstepping constitutional boundaries with his governing approach dependent on his “pen” and his “phone”. The Supreme Court has made sweeping constitutional decisions regarding Obamacare and same sex marriage. Both the executive and the judiciary have been described as “lawless” in these and other contexts. That description principally addresses perceived […]

Book Review: The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis

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Much of my writing on the Constitution is inspired by an effort to bring Americans together in understanding our founding principles.  The Constitution itself is not Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, it is American, but too often today Americans spend more time being confrontational while failing to seek our common ground.  This situation is […]