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Why Trump's Contempt For The Emoluments Clause Matters

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.15.2017 | Politics

As many people have pointed out, President-elect Donald Trump has a problem: It’s called Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constit...

One of the Burdens Jeff Sessions Didn't Satisfy at this Week's Confirmation Hearing

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

At his confirmation hearing this week, the burden was on Jeff Sessions to prove to the Senate and to the American people that, if confirmed, he would ...

On January 3, We Can Still Claim The Supreme Court We Earned!

Roger Wolfson | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

We can still get Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court! The clock is ticking, but the Constitution is on our side. This is an exciting situation, and a...

Donald Trump And The Constitution

Leon Friedman | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics
Leon Friedman

One of Donald Trump's plans when he becomes president is to strike back at the press for the negative stories they print about him. During the primary...

Talk Of Impeaching Trump May Be Premature, But Its Time Will Come

Bill Blum | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Bill Blum

Calls for Trump's impeachment can serve as a rallying cry for the resistance and, as part of a larger struggle for democracy, an umbrella to bring together disparate groups, institutions and organizations his presidency will harm.

On Trump Conflicts, Don't Forget About the Other Emoluments Clause

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

There's been a lot of talk lately about the many conflicts of interest posed by a Trump presidency. And rightly so. After all, these conflicts are a c...

Trump's Conflicts Of Interest Could Add Up To Constitutional Calamity

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

Our nation's Founders knew that because the presidency "was to be administered by a single man ... corruption was more within the compass of probable events," as James Madison explained.

Presidential Ethical Standards Are Rooted In The Constitution

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

While the concerns about foreign influence and financial corruption implicated by Trump's business dealings go back to our political beginnings, what is far less certain is what happens now that these potential constitutional problems have been identified.

We have until Monday to take action!

Roger Wolfson | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

In creating this nation, our founders' greatest fear was that a demagogue would appear and use democracy against itself. By inflaming public opinion,...

Mercury Retrograde: 8 Things NOT to Do and 1 Surprise That May Happen

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 12.14.2016 | Religion
Larry Schwimmer

Unless you've been living in a cave, you've most likely heard of the cosmic event called, Mercury Retrograde. Well, get ready to buckle up your seat b...

Hillary Clinton's Final Speech

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

December 12, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA). My Fellow Americans: I come here tonight to deliver my last national address to the American people. I do ...

The Electors' Responses, And Why We Must Expect Better

Roger Wolfson | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

In this article, we will relay to you the response we've been getting from some Electors, and why additional pressure is required.

Here's What Has To Happen In The Next 14 Days

Roger Wolfson | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

A lot of wishful thinking is happening in America right now.

Jeff Sessions Didn't Like How The Supreme Court Spared 'Retarded' People From Execution

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics

This week, the Supreme Court weighed the proper standard states must use to determine whether a capital defendant has an intellectual disability that ...

Misunderstanding Of Electoral College Clouds Debate And Obstructs Reform

Robert Hardaway | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Robert Hardaway

For those that trust the courts more than the people, and are willing to throw the nation into constitutional crisis every third election, the so-called "popular" vote scheme will doubtless continue to seduce whoever loses the electoral vote to a popular vote winner.

Can Courts Hold Trump Accountable For Violating The Emoluments Clause?

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

The Constitution twice makes explicit what should be common-sense: the President should be working for the American people, not himself, and thus should not be able to profit from the office.

Trump's Absurd Plan To Dismantle Government's Protections

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

Donald Trump released a video announcing his agenda for his "first day in office." One of the things he said is, "I will formulate a rule which says t...

The Constitution is our National Strategy

Bruce Fein | Posted 11.27.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Contrary to conventional wisdom (which is invariably wrong), the United States Constitution is the nation's strategy for greatness. The strategy enta...

Never Trump, And Never Again

Bruce Hay | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Bruce Hay

Would denying Trump an electoral college victory be undemocratic?

Court-Packing Rumors In North Carolina And The Need For Judicial Independence

Christine Nero Coughlin | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Christine Nero Coughlin

While the Constitutions of the United States and North Carolina provide the blueprint for our government's structure and the rights we all enjoy, this...

The Electors' Responsibility

Bruce Hay | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Bruce Hay

So far as the United States Constitution is concerned, the presidential election occurs next month, when the members of the electoral college cast the...

Pain, populism and democracy - inside Mexico City's crowdsourced constitution

Apolitical | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Apolitical

Mexico City made headlines around the world earlier this year when the mayor announced that it would crowdsource its new constitution. [This article ...

ACLU Raises Record $7.2 Million In Wake Of Donald Trump's Election

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK ― The American Civil Liberties Union has raised a record amount in donations since Donald Trump was elected to become the next president. T...

An Invitation To Heal: Post-2016 Presidential Election Results

Stephanie Michele | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Stephanie Michele

This will be my first and last personal statement about the United States Presidential election of 2016. I am not writing this to convince anyone of what is right or what is wrong. I am writing this for the sake of my own healing process and sharing it only to inspire healing in others.

Teaching Election 2016 the Morning After and for the Next Four Years

Alan Singer | Posted 11.13.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

I apologize for the length of this post; it is really two posts combined into one. Part 1 is Alan's Analysis of Election 2016. I open with my views as...