Suspect’s DNA Collected from an “Abandoned” Piece of Pizza

Suspect’s DNA Collected from an “Abandoned” Piece of Pizza Good when it catches criminals, but what about the 4th amendment implications for the rest of us?

Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction – The Arizona Case

Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction – The Arizona Case The question has come up, “How come the Obama administration sued the State of Arizona in Federal Court over its new immigration law, in light of what the Constitution says about the Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction and is this Constitutional? Article III, Section 2 of the U.S. [...]

Arizona Traffic Cam Update

Arizona Traffic Cam Update As of Friday, the State of Arizona has decided to discontinue use of their traffic cameras as discussed in my article here. Traffic camera “critics are cheering the move as a victory for personal liberties…“

Health Insurance – The “Commerce Clause”

Health Insurance – The “Commerce Clause” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says “Since virtually every aspect of the heath care system has an effect on interstate commerce, the power of Congress to regulate health care is essentially unlimited.” Judge Andrew Napolitano, former Superior Court judge of New Jersey and now the senior judicial analyst at Fox [...]

Obama Administration Suit Against State of Arizona over Immigration

Obama Administration Suit Against State of Arizona over Immigration Need a quick summary of the Federal government lawsuit against Arizona’s new law on  immigration? If so, here are is video of Prof. Terry J. Lovell claiming Arizona’s immigration law mainly enforces U.S. Federal laws that have been on the books since the 1940s and other [...]

Is Immigration and Customs Enforcement Giving Amnesty to Illegal Aliens?

Is Immigration and Customs Enforcement Giving Amnesty to Illegal Aliens? The August 27, 2010 editorial in Investors.com on immigration and the New York Times article on the same topic dated August 26  are must reads. John Morton, head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) agency of the Department of Homeland Security issued a policy [...]

The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District recently decided the government can plant GPS devices to your car and monitor you everywhere you go. The Ninth Circuit, which  covers California and eight other Western states, decided this type of government activity does not violate [...]

Does Federal Workers Earning Double Their Private Counterparts Violate the Constitution?

Does Federal Workers Earning Double Their Private Counterparts Violate the Constitution? USA Today recently did an analysis and found that “federal employees’ average compensation has grown to more than double what private section workers earn.” http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/income/2010-08-10-1Afedpay10_ST_N.htm Quoting from The People’s Guide to the United States Constitution, the portion covering the Preamble to our Constitution: We [...]

The Case for a Repeal Amendment

The Case for a Repeal Amendment In January 2011 the Virginia legislature will consider proposing a constitutional amendment that would give two-thirds of the states the power to repeal any federal law or regulation. The text of the proposed amendment is: “Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by [...]

“Hate Speech” as Freedom of Expression?

“Hate Speech” as Freedom of Expression? Do protesters have a First Amendment Right to “to spew hate at soldiers’ funerals under the protection of the Constitution”? This is an issue the Supreme Court will take up in the coming week. Members of a fundamentalist religious group in Kansas traveled to Maryland and picketed a dead [...]