Tag Archives: Constitutional Law

Steve Russell :
The danger of a constitutional crisis

Mr. Trump’s relation to history is ignorance or disregard  — which one does not matter. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | May 8, 2019 The Republican Party has been replaced by a personality cult that runs right over … finish reading Steve Russell :
The danger of a constitutional crisis

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Lamar W. Hankins :
METRO | Some questions for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Where do you draw the line on accommodating the religious beliefs of public officials? By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 30, 2015 SAN MARCOS — In his official opinion as the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
METRO | Some questions for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

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Jean Trounstine :
Juvenile life without parole? Don’t set back the clock

For those of you who think Massachusetts is that silly small liberal New England state, our criminal justice issues are no picnic. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | May 23, 2014 BOSTON — This past March, the Dallas … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
Juvenile life without parole? Don’t set back the clock

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Legislative harassment: The plan to destroy women’s constitutional rights

For the last 40 years, a cabal of authoritarian, mostly religiously-inspired people has worked to diminish women’s constitutional right to control their bodies. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2014 Human beings are constantly trying … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Legislative harassment: The plan to destroy women’s constitutional rights

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Lamar W. Hankins : Alcoholics Anonymous, Nonbelievers, and the Constitution

Alcoholics Anonymous “praying hands” medallion. Image from Alternatives in Treatment. Alcoholics Anonymous, nonbelievers, and the Constitution AA proponents argue that the ‘higher power’ found in its steps can be whatever one wants it to be. Yet plainly religious practices go on … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Alcoholics Anonymous, Nonbelievers, and the Constitution

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Lamar W. Hankins : City Council and Religious Liberty in Central Texas

San Marcos, Texas, City Hall. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Nearly half of Austin-area citycouncils violate religious liberty It doesn’t take clergy to remind council members of their duties, and there is little evidence that clergy provide any more moral authority than … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : City Council and Religious Liberty in Central Texas

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Lamar W. Hankins : Government Plus Religion is No-Win Situation

Image from Change Comes Slow.No one wins when governmentforces religion on everyone If public officials believe that religious worship is important, perhaps they should meet in a conference room before the meeting and pray together with their chosen clergy. By … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Government Plus Religion is No-Win Situation

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Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Cheerleaders for Jesus

Kountze High School cheerleaders with banner at football game. Image from Atheist Camel.Cheerleaders for Jesus:Texas politicians jumpon religion bandwagon Can cheerleaders who represent the Kountze Independent School District, while acting in their official capacities as school cheerleaders, promote their personal … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Cheerleaders for Jesus

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Richard Raznikov : Battlefield America

“Dissent is terrorism.” Art by Anthony Freda / Activist Post.Battlefield America:‘We had to make some sacrifices…’ There are no more legal barriers to arrest without warrants, prison without lawyers, condemnation and even execution without trial. By Richard Raznikov | The … finish reading Richard Raznikov : Battlefield America

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Lamar W. Hankins : Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki is Assault on the Constitution

Genghis Khan (R-Mongolia). How much progress have we made? Image from the genghis kahn.An assault on the Constitution:The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki It is hard to see that we have made much progress beyond the world of Genghis Khan nine … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki is Assault on the Constitution

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Sherman DeBrosse : The Historical Fiction of ‘Conservative Constitutionalism’

Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images.Historical fiction:Understanding ‘Conservative Constitutionalism’ The Tea Bag wing of the Republican Party has a constitutional philosophy that essentially spits in the face of decades of settled law. By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : The Historical Fiction of ‘Conservative Constitutionalism’

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Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Not Legally Bound to Appeal DADT Ruling

A member of the military who was fired because of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, at a press conference on Capitol Hill May 3, 2010. Photo from Newscom.There is no legal reason to appealruling on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Clearly, the … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Not Legally Bound to Appeal DADT Ruling

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