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.

AZ Attorney General Brnovich to US AG Garland: Read the Constitution

In a speech on June 11, 2021 US Attorney Merrick General rattled the cage of states continuing to review anomalies from the 2020 presidential election, in particular addressing Arizona and the ongoing audit of Maricopa County (the Phoenix area).  According to Garland: “The Civil Rights Division has already sent a letter expressing its concern that […]

FLAG DAY! “I AM OLD GLORY”

Flag Day! “I Am Old Glory” I am Old Glory: For more than ten score years I have been the banner of hope and freedom for generation after generation of Americans. Born amid the first flames of America’s fight for freedom, I am the symbol of a country that has grown from a little group […]

Ten People Who Need to Know that America Is Watching Them

The list at the end of this post contains the contact information of the ten most important people in America that almost no one knows. Here is why YOU MUST CONTACT THEM!!! State Legislative Leaders Hold the Power, If They Use It The leaders of the Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia legislatures have it […]

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 […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Illegally Suspends Jury Trials

On March 22, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court suspended jury trials throughout the state in response to the corona virus pandemic.  Justice Rebecca Bradley, joined by Justice Daniel Kelly filed a vigorous dissent explaining how the court overstepped its authority in issuing the order and that emergencies do not grant government any greater power than […]

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 […]

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 […]