The debate over the “No Budget, No Pay” debt-ceiling deal has some people saying the proposed act is unconstitutional because of the 27th Amendment. But what happens if Congress passes a law that can be successfully challenged?
The filibuster may be one of the biggest issues facing the current Congress, but filibusters aren’t as dull as they seem. In fact, Mae West, Jimmy Stewart, and Aaron Burr are all part of filibuster folklore. In some ways, the filibuster is as significant an issue as gun violence and immigration. That’s because a filibuster… [Continue Reading]
Washington state officials are dealing with new issues as they discuss a resolution to their state’s conflict with the federal government over legalized marijuana. But the state remains committed to legalization. Newly sworn-in Governor Jay Inslee was in the nation’s capital on Tuesday to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder and Justice Department officials about… [Continue Reading]
One of the least known constitutional amendments is getting a lot of publicity as a wild card in the ongoing budget battle in Washington. The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment, and there are many people who probably don’t remember what it stands for: congressional pay raises. “No law, varying the compensation for the… [Continue Reading]
On the eve of President Barack Obama’s inauguration has been a quiet move to extend his campaign apparatus in the form of a social media Crossroads GPS-like group. The Los Angeles Times first picked up on the story on Thursday, followed by Politico. President Obama confirmed the move on Friday, which comes in the form… [Continue Reading]