If the Virginia Republican Party wants to move past the far right candidates that shut them out of their state's top offices last November, they may not want to take advice from people who believe that most of the Twentieth Century is unconstitutional.
South Africa's constitution is the constitution of a nation that is profoundly aware of how governments can go wrong -- and why the inherent human rights of every individual must be honored to ward off atrocity.
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The single most important fact to understand about the Federalist Society -- indeed, about the conservative legal movement in general -- is that it once viewed the Supreme Court as its greatest enemy, but the Roberts Court is now the best friend it has in the American government.
On April 29, a New Mexico county banned the fossil fuel extraction from its land. A statewide oil and gas association and three Mora County landowners sued, claiming the ban violates three of their civil and Constitutional rights -- including freedom of expression.
After David Eckert was pulled over for running a stop sign, police thought he clenched his buttocks and concluded he was concealing drugs. So they transferred him to a hospital for a series of non-consensual, invasive medical procedures.
Should Paul's amendment be ratified, it could convert members of Congress into a superprivileged class entitled to collect every welfare benefit offered by the federal government, regardless of their age, health or income.