Category Archives: Constitution
It’s Constitution Thursday, and we take a look at Federalism and its evolution in The United States under the Constitution. What seemed at first to be a pretty clear distinction between state and Federal powers, has slowly morphed into a whole lot more Federal and less State. And the journey to get there started long before the Progressive era. In fact, it really started the day after the Constitution was ratified.
We’ll take a short look at two cases in the news this week. One of them went before the Court and the law passed by Congress was struck down, allowing for sports Betting to be opened up across the nation. It’s the opinion in that case that has Progressives excited and one of them even exclaiming that “Federalism can be good for liberals!”
The other deals with the laws being debated by Congress as we speak to make an attack on a Police Officer a Federal Crime. who would oppose that? After all, we “support” Law enforcement, right?
Or do we support and defend the Constitution?
The recent Supreme Court ruling in Sessions v Dimaya has Constitution Thursday taking a look at the idea of “due process.” What does it mean? How did it come to be in the Constitution?
And how does the 5th Amendments protection of ‘life, liberty and property” combine with due process to determine that a law calling for the deportation of an illegal immigrant convicted of “violent felonies” is “unconstitutionally vague?”