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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

Posts Tagged ‘judicial activism’

Judicial Supremacy Smacks Pennsylvania

Judicial Supremacy Smacks Pennsylvania

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Pennsylvania is a “Rust Belt” state that found a new source of jobs with development of the Marcellus Shale, a vast deposit of underground natural gas. Thanks to a process called "fracking" that extracts natural gas, many struggling Pennsylvania towns are undergoing an economic revival. Adjacent New York and New Jersey ban [...]

“Absolute and arbitrary authority power… ” – Activism and the Supreme Court

“Absolute and arbitrary authority power… ” – Activism and the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court orders the Obama Administration to respond in 30 days to rehearing petition for Obamacare to address its religious freedom assault and the constitutionality of the individual mandate, both of which were not ruled on last time.Photo credit: US Supreme Court American Minute with Bill Federer On OCTOBER 15, 1788, James [...]

Robert Bork and Grove City College

Robert Bork and Grove City College

Robert H. Bork JOHN SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES On a dark February afternoon in 1988, 25 students in a U.S. Constitutional History class waited expectantly in a little-used dining hall on the campus of Grove City College (in Grove City, Pennsylvania) for a special guest lecturer to arrive. I was the professor in charge of that [...]

Obama’s Monumental Misunderstanding

Obama’s Monumental Misunderstanding

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES President Obama recently complained about the possibility of the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. He used the term “unprecedented” and was critical of “judicial activism” engaged in by “unelected” judges. In so doing, he showed his monumental misunderstanding of American [...]

Obama’s Self-Induced Constitutional Clash

Obama’s Self-Induced Constitutional Clash

JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ A new development in the weeklong war of words launched by President Obama at the Supreme Court. Today, Attorney General Holder complied with a request by a federal appeals court judge to provide a written explanation about the role of the judiciary. It all began on Monday when President Obama chastised the high court [...]

Firearms Quasi Real Property? — T.F. Stern

Firearms Quasi Real Property? — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern;   In an article written by Bruce McQuain, Fifth U.S. Circuit Rules Guns Are Not “Property-Like”, conservative values which have been a part of America’s founding principles are eroded a bit more.  Certain guns are not considered property nor do they fall into 2nd Amendment protection; at least that’s the reason [...]

Ginsburg Likes Use of Foreign Law

Ginsburg Likes Use of Foreign Law

By Phyllis Schlafly Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has proved again why she doesn't belong on the U.S. Supreme Court. She really doesn't like our U.S. Constitution, which she swore to uphold and defend, and she probably would like to rewrite it with input from various foreign laws and constitutions. On a junket to Egypt in January where the [...]

What George Washington REALLY Thought About the Constitution

What George Washington REALLY Thought About the Constitution

By Dennis Behreandt Visitors to The Atlantic’s Website on November 1 were likely enticed by the prospect of learning from “Murrow Award winning legal analyst and commentator” Andrew Cohen what George Washington, the nation’s first president and most well-known Founding Father, “thought about the Constitution.” Darkly, Cohen warned [...]

The Threat Of Liberal Judicial Activism Reaches New Heights

The Threat Of Liberal Judicial Activism Reaches New Heights

By Lester Jackson In making the case for judicial review, Chief Justice John Marshall pointed out that judges take a sworn oath to uphold the laws of the United States.  Until last month, it would have been unnecessary to stress that he was obviously referring to actual laws, not the unfulfilled fantasies of a lone member of Congress. [...]

Judicial Nominee Defeated

Judicial Nominee Defeated

Liberty Alerts, American Center for Law and Justice It came down to the final hours.  Would there be enough support to block the nomination of Goodwin Liu for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit? The answer is yes. The Senate failed to get the 60 votes it needed to end debate on the nomination of Liu, effectively [...]

Judicial Activism and Parental Rights

Judicial Activism and Parental Rights

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Steven Horwitz As the Supreme Court ponders an important case on the constitutional status of parental rights, Alford v. Greene, it’s worth reflecting on how such rights play into the debate over “judicial activism.”  Many have observed that “activist judges” are the ones whose verdicts you [...]

Why Kagan is Unqualified … and Dangerous — Selwyn Duke

Why Kagan is Unqualified … and Dangerous — Selwyn Duke

By Selwyn Duke Despite being thoroughly unqualified to occupy the bench, Elena Kagan will most likely be confirmed to the Supreme Court. This is because most of our 100 senators are almost as unqualified to judge a judge as she is to be one. What is the proper criterion to apply? Well, a simple analogy illustrates the point best. Let’s say [...]