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?”
Information on the run-up to the Syrian strikes is beginning to come out. It turns out that SecDef Mattis wanted to get Congressional approval before the strikes were launched. This does not surprise me, because Military people tend to believe that Congress is in charge of things. President Trump, advised by Vietnam dodger Bolton, did not want or did not believe that they needed to wait for Congressional approval. Guess which side won out? Read the rest of this entry