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Constitution Check: Is lying ever protected by the First Amendment?

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The Court actually has never said that falsity is never protected as a form of free speech.

Tags: U.S. v. Alvarez

Constitution Check: Does the Constitution shield S&P’s downward rating of U.S. credit?

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A congressional committee held a hearing July 27 on the slow pace of government moves to write new rules to govern the credit rating agencies like Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings.  This was shortly before S&P downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, sending financial tremors around the globe. The constitutional… [Continue Reading]

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Constitution Check: Is the Constitution breaking down under divided government?

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If James Madison were alive today, he might be heard to say: “I told you so!”

Tags: James Madison