states’ rights

In Fight Over Net Neutrality, The FCC Seeks To Supersede States’ Rights (Video)

In Fight Over Net Neutrality, The FCC Seeks To Supersede States’ Rights (Video)

From opening our public land to commercial interests, green-lighting the Keystone XL pipeline, approving the Italian oil giant Eni SpA’s plan to drill exploratory wells in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska, we are only beginning to get a taste of how far President Donald Trump and company will go to privatize the public sector. One […]

Trump Screams ‘States’ Rights’ On Bathroom Bill – But FEDS RULE On Marijuana (VIDEO)

Trump Screams ‘States’ Rights’ On Bathroom Bill – But FEDS RULE On Marijuana (VIDEO)

As a lawyer, I hear people extol the virtues of states’ rights on a regular basis. In short, it is the doctrine that is meant to protect individual states from interference by the federal government. It is often (but not always) invoked by Republicans and conservatives as a cornerstone of American government. The problem is […]

The Liberal Conservative Examines The Bill Of Rights, Part X

The Liberal Conservative Examines The Bill Of Rights, Part X

All kind-of-okay things must come to an end. Welcome to the final part of the Liberal Conservative’s look at the Bill of Rights. This…is Part Ten! If you’re just joining us and would like to play a bit of catch-up, then click here to view parts 1-9 and/or check out all things Liberal Conservative. Also, […]

SCOTUS Voting Rights Decision May Cause History To Repeat Itself…In Reverse (OP-ED)

SCOTUS Voting Rights Decision May Cause History To Repeat Itself…In Reverse (OP-ED)

Almost?50 years ago, the then Democratic President, Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ), took a risk?he knew?could cost?his party?the loyalty of a region?it had dominated electorally?since the end of Reconstruction.??Although slavery?as an institution had been destroyed some hundred years before,?African-Americans?had long suffered?under a?different kind of slavery, one of?social and economic inequality, but also when it came to […]