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Last night, Donald Trump won the presidential election. Hillary Clinton is likely to win the popular vote, bringing back painful memories of the 2000 election. While this offers a small degree of comfort, it doesn’t change the facts: she lost the Electoral College. Republicans swept

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Marijuana and the Right to Bear Arms: Is It Time for a Change? [caption id="attachment_10185" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Liberty Viral[/caption]   This November, nine states will have marijuana initiatives on their ballots. Five of these states—Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada—will be voting on marijuana legalization for

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Federal Judge Extends Voter Registration Deadline Due to Hurricane Matthew A federal judge ordered the voter registration deadline to be extended contrary to the Governor's wishes due to the impact of the hurricane on Florida citizens. District Court Judge Mark Walker stated that "This case is

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In this article, based on remarks given at the Spring 2016 meeting of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, Professor Laurence H. Tribe considers the Constitution’s Natural Born Citizen Clause. Debate over the meaning of the clause’s explicit language – i.e., whether it means what the words

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The Department of Justice recently reminded state chief justices and state court administrators that jailing poor people just because they can’t pay fines is unconstitutional. In a March 14 Dear Colleague letter, the Civil Rights Division warned states to ensure their local courts reform or refrain

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