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?”
It is said that “Politics makes the strangest bedfellows.” Nowhere is that truer than it was during the experiment in Prohibition in the United States. The original idea of Prohibition is an odd amalgamation of a Conservative religious Value and a Progressive Political tactic.
And, of course, it failed miserably.
So began the process of repealing it via the 21st Amendment. It wasn’t as easy as it seems to us today. And it still affects how we do things today.
President Trump has exercised his Executive authority to call forth the National Guard for the expressed purpose of “doing Military things” to guard the border with Mexico.
Whether or not you agree with his policy, today we ask the question about why it is that the President is calling forth the militia of the several states, when Article I section 8 makes it clear that Congress is supposed to be doing that.
It’s Constitution Thursday on Plausibly Live…