When Anders Breivik was arraigned in an Oslo court last week for his brazen acts of terrorism, it was in a hearing closed to the public and closed to the news media. The decision to do that was based on concern over whether Breivik would use the proceeding to send covert signals to accomplices ready… [Continue Reading]
PJP Faculty Member Jeffrey Rosen speculates how the Supreme Court might decide Last week, President Obama decided not to pursue the option of raising the debt ceiling without Congressional approval. That idea (see earlier post below) had been raised by proponents of a strict reading of the Fourteenth Amendment, which says, in part, that “the… [Continue Reading]
Make your voice heard about the debt talks in Washington.
What role has the Constitution played in the persistent argument over raising the debt ceiling? There is the Republican push for a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget (which I will address in a later post) and the Democratic argument, now abandoned, that the Fourteenth amendment makes it unnecessary for the President to get Congressional… [Continue Reading]
Out of the 77,000 National Rifle Association (NRA) certified firearms trainers only 1,700 are women…
2011 PJP Fellow Angela McKenzie found one proud Second Amendment advocate in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.’s JACKIE EMSLIE. You can hear her profile of Emslie here.