Eminent Domain Played A Role In The Downfall Of Detroit

Iyla Somin at the Volokh Conspiracy notes the role of Eminent Domain in the downfall of Detroit: Detroit’s sixty year decline, culminating in its recent bankruptcy, has many causes. But one that should not be ignored is the city’s extensive use of eminent domain to transfer property to politically influential private interests. For many years, Detroit aggressively…

Constitution: Justice Scalia “this case is about POWER”

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES No. 12–307 UNITED STATES, PETITIONER v. EDITH SCHLAIN WINDSOR, IN HER CAPACITY AS EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF THEA CLARA SPYER, ET AL. ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT [June 26, 2013] JUSTICE SCALIA, with whom JUSTICE THOMAS joins,and with…

Gay Day at the Scotus

DOMA knocked down 5-4. Remember when I quoted the significance of Marbury v. Madison and the Marshall Court? Justice Scalia gets it but the Liberals/Federalists on the court choose to continue Marshall’s legacy. Here’s the first part of Scalia’s dissenting opinion: JUSTICE SCALIA, with whom JUSTICE THOMAS joins, and with whom THE CHIEF JUSTICE joins as…

New MILITARY hidden in the healthcare bill

Didn’t know that did you?  Oh, don’t worry, “we will just have to pass it to find out what’s in it” wink, wink. Obama during the 2008 Presidential campaign. WE CANNOT CONTINUE  to rely ONLY ON OUR MILITARY in order to ACHIEVE the national security OBJECTIVES that WE’VE SET. We’ve gotta have a CIVILIAN NATIONAL…

In Dicta

We lost. I’ve been studying the majority opinion on Obamacare and there are no two ways around it – supporters of limited government and the Constitution lost a battle to turn back the tide of “progressivism” in a big way. What is so stunning is not that we lost – because populist “progressive” programs have…

The Tommy Flanigan Court

I have had the opportunity to read over the opinions in today’s ruling. Those of Ginsberg are shocking in their anti- constitutional content. If you think Roberts’ opinion opens us up to massive government control and intrusion, Ginsberg’s is absolutely jaw-dropping in its scope and content. Justice Ginsberg clearly is of the opinion that a…

Obama Accomplishment #227

This is another in the series of posts leading up to the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election November 6, 2012. With 228 Days till the general election to be held 6 November 2012 I present to you Obama Accomplishment #227. Obama Led EPA declares Carbon Dioxide Unhealthy If you remember the Obama administration tried, and failed,…

Unanimous SCOTUS Decision in Sackett v. EPA

If you aren’t familiar with the Sackett case, it is here and it is a very scary case of a government agency run amok. This is an example of administrative law used to strip a citizen of their constitutional rights. (Scott Johnson at Powerline has two great posts on ad law here and here.) From…