Despite the fact that the Supreme Court’s current case-load consists almost exclusively of judicial review cases, the Constitution gives the courts no authority to take such action. The courts assume this power based on a 1794 Supreme Court ruling which first declared a law unconstitutional. The power of judicial review is a serious conflict of interest issue, giving the federal government the power to judge the constitutionality of its own laws. It also gives an unintended amount of power to the judicial branch of the U.S. government, which was originally meant to be the weakest branch of the federal government. Read more…
Reason Magazine published an article last week reviewing all of President Obama’s failures before U.S. courts. It’s an impressively extensive list for a man who claims to be an expert on American constitutional law. Many of his administration’s arguments fail to persuade even the most liberal judges, including those appointed by his own administration. He can’t even get the support of many judges he put on the bench. Now, that shows you just how ridiculous many of his administration’s positions really are.
The case Warren v. District of Columbia involves three women who shared a house. Two men broke into the house and began raping one of the women. Her two roommates heard their roomate’s screams and called the police. The police officers that were dispatched drove around the house, knocked on the door, and then left after there was no answer. The two girls continued to hear their roommates screams from the floor below and again called police begging for help. This time, despite promises of help from the dispatcher, no officers were even dispatched to help the girls. The two men then found the two other girls hiding upstairs, abducted all three at knife-point, and took them to one of the attackers’ apartment. For the next 14 hours the girls were raped, beaten and tortured by the two men. Read more…
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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality
As a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
The Four Female Marines Just Proved Women Are Not an Option
I’m sure you’ve at least seen the headline touting the four female Marines who recently completed Marine Corps infantry training. It seems some are so intently focused on the single goal of female Marines passing SOI they don’t seem to understand what this whole ordeal has actually proved: women aren’t a feasible alternative to male infantrymen. This was an impressive accomplishment for the four women who completed infantry training, but the training showed that these four women are actually a very respectable exception. Read more…