McConnell's proposal to cede Congressional power to the president is itself unconstitutional for the same reason that the line-item veto was unconstitutional. Congress does not have the power to cede its power to the executive branch.
Justice Antonin Scalia is set to provide Constitutional lessons at an event organized by Rep. Michele Bachmann. Let's hope the audience also hears from those who respect the constitutional rights of women.
The newly-Republican House of Representatives is going to start off their tenure reading the entire Constitution on the floor of the House. There's one problem with this: Who gets to read the uncomfortable bits?
These days, Stern and Wermiel conclude, judicial activism seems to belong "to a bygone era." They may be right. And it may well be that the courts cannot -- and should not -- be relied on so heavily to bring about social change.
Republican leaders have proposed amending the Constitution to deny citizenship to children born in the US but whose parents are undocumented. As law professors we oppose this, not only for historical and legal reasons, but on deeply personal grounds.
Maybe it shouldn't be so easy to become a citizen. After all, when I look at some of the selfish, nativist, anti-immigrant activists, I see living proof that being born here doesn't necessarily make you a good citizen.
Simply put -- are women, should women be equal or not? Not implicitly equal. Not equal in New York state but not so much in Georgia. Not equal in every area as compared to men. Just equal, plain and simple?