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No Fly, No Buy Laws Are Likely Unconstitutional

By Rob Oldham We woke up to a nightmare Sunday morning as news broke that the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11 and deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history occurred at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 29-year old ISIL sympathizer Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded over 50 more with…

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Evenwel v. Abbott: The Meaning of “One Person, One Vote”

By Joseph Hendricks The first Monday in October marks the end of the Supreme Court’s summer recess. Following a year in which the court handed down landmark rulings with vast political implications (Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage, and King v. Burwell, which upheld the legality of a critical portion of Obamacare, among others),…

A Brief (Constitutional) Argument for Marriage Equality

By: Andrew Roberts The United States is heading down the road to marriage equality. It’s a windy, long road, but one that is inevitable. The path to marriage equality was further paved this past month when a Texas federal district judge struck down a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. The choice is clear: Either board…

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A Tale of Two Judges and the NSA

By: Rob Oldham   On Dec. 13, 2013, the Honorable Richard Leon, a federal district court judge in Washington D.C., issued an opinion for Klayman v. Obama, declaring the National Security Agency collection of metadata “likely unconstitutional.” Unfortunately, our celebration fizzled out before the New Year, for on Dec. 27, the Honorable Richard H. Pauley…

Despite numerous reported, and un-prosecuted, cases of sexual assault against native civilians, the U.N. continues to use private, military contractors to procure peacekeepers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons)
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A Warning from the Past Remains Unheeded

By: Brianne Cate More than 50 years after his 1961 Farewell Speech, President Eisenhower’s warning of the military-industrial complex rings truer than ever before. An ever-increasing ability to mass produce weapons of war coupled with the growing interconnectedness of markets has led to a pressing need for inquiry into what is truly lying behind aggressive…

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Democratizing DNA

By: Chris Neill On June 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the obvious: in order to receive patent protection, one must create something. Justice Clarence Thomas’s 18-page opinion in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. held that Myriad’s patent protection over unaltered genes it isolated from the human bloodstream were invalid,  though genes…

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The Death of DOMA

By: Quinn Rogness #LoveIsLove: This simple eleven character phrase followed President Obama’s tweet in support of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling striking down key provisions in the Defense of Marriage Act, which is a historic milestone for gay rights in America. Due to Wednesday’s ruling in United States vs Windsor, same-sex couples who are legally…

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