It’s been reported that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are set to play a friendly round of golf on June 18th. While this might strike some as a unique approach to solving our debt crisis, hosting social engagements to discuss political matters is nothing new.
So who are the Joint Chiefs, why do they need a Chairman and Vice Chairman and how does this change impact our servicemen and women in uniform?
THE SUPREME COURT’S UNANIMOUS VERDICT IN AL-KIDD SAYS IT ALL: THE VICTIMS OF POST 9/11 SUSPICION STILL CAN’T GET THEIR DAY IN COURT
by Joe Pace, Featured Guest Blogger If you told a lay person, unburdened by a law degree, that government officials could—without fear of legal consequence—scoop a law-abiding citizen off the streets without an iota of suspicion that they committed a crime, toss them into a high-security cell for two weeks, and subject them to daily… [Continue Reading]
Does our educational system provide sufficient education about civics and the Constitution in order to inspire an informed and active citizenry?
Social networking sites such as Twitter have become so popular that even members of Congress are using them to connect with the public. From congressmen live tweeting the president’s State of the Union Address (like Texas Rep. John Culberson in 2009), to former speaker Newt Gingrich announcing his decision to run for president in 2012,… [Continue Reading]
If police are outside a house, and they can smell burning marijuana and hear the sounds of evidence being destroyed, are they allowed to enter without a warrant? Not quite sure? That’s alright, it’s a tricky issue. On the one hand, the police have reasonable suspicion that a crime is being committed. But on the… [Continue Reading]
For example, the case of Brandon Mayfield, a law-abiding citizen from Oregon who was linked by shoddy FBI lab work to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and was jailed until Spanish authorities identified the real terrorists.
Throughout this week, NBC’s Education Nation Experience will be set up on our front lawn, inviting visitors to step inside and learn more about the current state of our education system.
Charges of “judicial activism” have been leveled by both liberals and conservatives when they perceive judges to be overstepping their appropriate authority by “legislating from the bench.”
With its summer recess looming, one of the most highly anticipated decisions of the Supreme Court’s term will be handed down this month.