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Self-inflicted Wounds: New Alaska Laws Reject Statehood

John Aronno | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.

John Celock

Kansas Vows To Fight Holder Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Kansas officials are vowing to fight United States Attorney General Eric Holder's claim that the state's new ban on federal gun laws is unconstitution...

John Celock

GOP Governor Signs 'Strictest' Pro-Gun Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Tuesday signed what is being called the nation's most pro-Second Amendment law, but one that could face constitutiona...

John Celock

Lawmakers Advance Ban On Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

A Missouri legislative committee Tuesday passed two bills that would ban the enforcement of any new federal gun control laws in the state. The Rep...

Misguided Thinking, or Perhaps Just More Hate: Florida's Policies of Denying the Right to Education to its U.S. Citizens...

Ediberto Roman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

This great state's history demonstrates that if we allow immigrants and their children to prosper, as the Cuban community has amply shown, all of us benefit economically. It is past time to end any discrimination against any United States citizen.

Mike Sacks

Justices Give Leading Lawyer A Hard Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Kicking off its new term Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that tests a state's power to defy federal law. Usually ...

Slavery and the Civil War: Not What You Think

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With a volley of artillery fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861, the South started a war that nearly destroyed the United State...

California Marijuana Proposition Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The federal government is going to have limited legal options, at best, if it tries to overthrow the "will of the people" (assuming, of course, that Proposition 19 actually passes), as evidenced best by the fact that the medical marijuana laws still stand.

Obama's "General" Wins One: The Legal and Historical Import of U.S. vs. Arizona

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

The decision in U.S. v. Arizona points to some important constitutional tensions that need to be recalled in a nation characterized by fractious Red states eager to embrace a power struggle with the government.