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  • How a Post–Civil War Supreme Court Decision Dismantles Sanctuary Cities

    06/07/2019 5:48:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 7, 2019 | Brian S. Messenger
    Shortly after the Civil War and the passage of the 14th Amendment, the US Supreme Court decided the Slaughter-House cases.  Historically, many people have looked at these decisions as severely limiting the ability of the federal government and federal courts from interfering with state government functions by using the Privileges and Immunities clause of the 14th Amendment.  Regardless of your position on that debate, this article looks at how the decision by Justice Miller in 1873 actually provides a strong precedent for using the Privileges and Immunities clause of the 14th Amendment against all sanctuary states, counties, and cities. Privileges...
  • The Judiciary Can’t Impose Proportional Representation on the Nation, Justice Kavanaugh

    03/28/2019 11:17:39 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | March 28, 2019 | James Lucas
    On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases whose plaintiffs contend that legislative redistricting which disproportionately favors the political party in charge of the redistricting process is unconstitutional. These cases present the starkest possible test of whether the Court’s new, supposedly originalist five-justice majority will restore respect for the Constitution or follow previous SCOTUS majorities down the path of judicial imperialism. And so far, the oral arguments have raised concerns that newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh may already be steering the court onto that path. Specifically, Justice Kavanaugh’s questions have suggested that proportional representation could be a...
  • Appeals Court Rules That Ohio's Law Defunding Planned Parenthood Is Constitutional

    03/12/2019 11:23:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2019 | Lauretta Brown
    A federal appeals court upheld the constitutionality of Ohio’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood Tuesday. The 2016 law bars state funding to any healthcare organization that performs or promotes abortions. Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, had sued over the law claiming that it violated their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 11-6 Tuesday to overturn a previous decision by a three-judge panel in the same appeals court that said the law was unconstitutional. During his time as the state’s attorney general last year, now-Gov. Mike DeWine (R) requested that the case...
  • HAMMER: Let The ‘ISIS Bride’ Come Back And Then Try Her For Treason

    02/23/2019 8:09:22 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    The Dailywire ^ | February 22, 2019 | JOSH HAMMER
    Although the remarkable dumpster fire that is the Jussie Smollett self-beclowning saga has captured all the headlines this week, the legally murky kerfuffle that is the so-called "ISIS bride" — Hoda Muthana — is probably the more nationally pressing story. Muthana was born in the U.S. to a father who was a Yemeni diplomat. All sides of the constitutional debate regarding the original public meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment's Citizenship Clause concede that if the Clause's intermediary phrase, "subject to the jurisdiction thereof," means anything at all, it refers to the fact that the children of foreign diplomats are not...
  • JOURNALIST GROUPS ALARMED BY JUSTICE THOMAS’S CALL TO RECONSIDER FREE PRESS RULING

    02/22/2019 12:29:33 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/2019 | Kevin Daley
    Professional journalism groups reacted with alarm after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas released an opinion Tuesday urging the high court to reconsider a landmark freedom of the press decision called New York Times v. Sullivan. The Sullivan ruling generally shields reporters and news platforms from libel or defamation lawsuits provided they were acting in good faith. Though journalists believe that protection is essential, Justice Thomas said the high court was wrong to usurp the role of states in regulating libel. “[Sullivan] and the Court’s decisions extending it were policy-driven decisions masquerading as constitutional law,” Thomas’s opinion reads. “We should not...
  • THE LEFTIST LIE OF BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP: 14th AMENDMENT!

    01/16/2019 3:20:23 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 19 replies
    Self ^ | 1/16/2019 | Dick Bachert
  • Can we fight the "Sanctuary City/State Fire" with more Fire? ~ Vanity

    01/05/2019 5:43:09 AM PST · by GraceG · 12 replies
    GraceG
    I was recently thinking, what would happen if a conservative city/county/state decided to make a statement about the other cities/counties/states that are "sanctuary zones" and pass law that would read like the following: "As long as a sanctuary city/county/state area exists where the ICE agents are turned away by their local authorities, we reserve the right to refuse law enforcement service to ANY OTHER federal agency under the Equal protection under the Law provision of the 14th amendment. These agencies that we may refuse local cooperation with include but are not limited to the Following agencies: IRS, EPA, DEA, BATF,...
  • Split 3rd Circuit Upholds NJ's Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines

    12/05/2018 2:25:23 PM PST · by ScottfromNJ · 53 replies
    New Jersey Law Journal ^ | December 05, 2018 | Charles Toutant
    Split 3rd Circuit Upholds NJ's Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has rejected a challenge to New Jersey’s ban on firearm magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The appeals court, by a 2-1 margin, said the law limiting high-capacity magazines does not violate the Second Amendment, the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause or the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. The court affirmed an order from the U.S. District Court that denied challengers’ motion to preliminarily enjoin enforcement of the law. Judges Joseph Greenaway Jr. and Patty Shwartz ruled to affirm the lower court....
  • Black Americans Deserve Clarification on Birthright Citizenship

    11/13/2018 8:52:00 AM PST · by LavaDog · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/13/2018 | Carl Jackson
    How do you undermine America’s long held motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” while systematically destroying America’s sovereignty? One illegal alien at a time.
  • Law requiring a birth certificate to register to vote advance moves to appeals court

    11/04/2018 5:35:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The debate over how to sift out illegal voters from legal ones has reached the federal appeals court level, making it possible the Supreme Court eventually will rule whether a state can demand a birth certificate to register to vote. The case before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver centers on a 2011 Kansas law, the Documentary Proof of Citizenship (DPOC). In June, a district court judge struck down the law, with biting criticism of analysts who contend a large number of noncitizens nationwide vote illegally, tilting close elections to Democrats. Judge Julia A. Robinson said the Kansas...
  • The Nuance of Subject to the Jurisdiction

    11/02/2018 2:52:59 PM PDT · by DonaldAx · 19 replies
    DonaldAx.com ^ | 11/02/2018 | Donald Ax
    I watched Judge Andrew Napolitano on the Fox Business Network talk about the jurisdiction clause in the 14th Amendment, specifically, “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” He made the point, as I did in my previous post, that one group of people that this applies to are foreign diplomats. He disagrees with the contention that it should apply to illegal immigrants too. The point he made was that illegal immigrants are indeed subject to the laws of the country. If an illegal robs a bank and gets caught, he will be arrested and prosecuted. Therefore, the Judge concludes, they’re subject...
  • The 14th Amendment Does Not Mandate Birthright Citizenship (Excellent read)

    11/03/2018 12:32:03 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/03/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    "It was about removing vestiges of slavery, not regulating aliens."
  • Democrats Scam Blacks! "Birthright" Citizenship a Fraud! (Jesse Lee Peterson Interview)

    11/03/2018 11:24:07 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 9 replies
    PRRooney.com ^ | 11/1/18 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney of PRRooney.com explains to Jesse Lee Peterson that the U.S. Constitution never authorized "birthright citizenship," and that once again, black people have been scammed by the Democrat Party.
  • The Real 14th Amendment What They Don't Teach in School

    11/03/2018 6:30:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/18 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Read and understand what the founders and writers meant, especially when it is clear, and give the Supreme Court a break “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.”....Illegal immigration is a red-hot topic of conversation these days made even hotter recently by thousands of migrants heading towards the United States southern border, determined to break through.
  • Citizen Birthright Can Be Defeated and Kavanaugh Will Be Instrumental

    11/02/2018 8:05:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2018 | John Dempsey
    Immigration is still at the top of the political discussion, especially after President Trump’s recent comments about citizen birthright. A common talking point for those who are in favor of illegals jumping the border to have a child and stay in the United States is “well, that is just what the Fourteenth Amendment allows.” Does it, however? Judge Andrew Napolitano is a Fox News commentator on legal issues. He weighed in on the matter during "Outnumbered," but gave no real argument as to why Trump was wrong. His main stance was “so says the Constitution,” but he did not mention...
  • Why Democrats are staying silent about the migrant caravan

    10/31/2018 5:25:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 30, 2018 | michael Goodwin
    Now the Dems are on the defensive as Trump sends the military and a clear message that he will defend America’s sovereignty in the face of what he calls an “invasion.” The change is striking. Four months ago, critics on the left wouldn’t shut up about the border and some, like Mayor Bill de Blasio, made grandstanding trips to Texas detention facilities and held press conferences to denounce Trump in the harshest possible language. Now, despite the president’s tough talk and use of the military, leftist pols hardly make a peep, fearful that defending the caravan could be political suicide....
  • Trump and Ryan’s Venomous Spat Over Citizenship Intensifies

    10/31/2018 7:11:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Flag and Cross ^ | October 31, 2018 | Andrew West
    With only six days to go until the midterms, the last thing Paul Ryan wants to do is tick off POTUS. With a massive migrant caravan forcing the issue to surface in an undeniable way, President Trump has been absolutely fervent regarding immigration as of late. This should come as no surprise, however, for anyone who paid even the slightest semblance of attention to the 2016 election. President Trump, then a candidate for the republican party, was the only candidate to come out and publicly verbalize the idea of creating a physical, all-encompassing deterrent to illegal immigration upon our southern...
  • Democrat Harry Reid: Migrants – Not Americans – Are the ‘Lifeblood’ of America

    10/31/2018 1:29:37 PM PDT · by davikkm · 40 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Migrants are the “lifeblood” of America, not Americans and their children, says former top Democrat Sen. Harry Reid. “Immigrants are the lifeblood of our nation,” Reid said, ignoring the 4 million Americans who turn 18 this year in a homeland with 260 million Americans, 34 million legal immigrants and at least 11 million illegal migrants. Migrants, he said, “are our power and our strength.” Reid made the claim as he tried to slam President Donald Trump’s call on Oct. for a reform of the birthright citizenship rules. Reid led the Senate Democrats until 2016. His elevation of migrants above Americans...
  • (Harry) Reid fires back at Trump over birthright citizenship stance (caught eating his words)

    10/31/2018 5:34:23 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 28 replies
    Politico (Barf Alert) ^ | 10/31/2018 12:55 PM EDT Updated 10/31/2018 04:00 PM EDT | BURGESS EVERETT
    Harry Reid on Wednesday said Donald Trump is "profoundly wrong" after the president quoted his 1993 position on revoking birthright citizenship in perhaps his harshest criticism of the president since leaving office... "... I(Harry) made a mistake" by proposing a bill to remove birthright citizenship from immigrants who entered the country illegally. In a speech on the Senate floor 25 years ago, Reid said "no sane country" would offer a "reward for being an illegal immigrant." Referring to that speech, Trump said Reid was correct "before he and the Democrats went insane and started with the Open Borders (which brings...
  • Chuck Todd pitches a hissy fit because he can’t control Trump’s message. ‘Journos’ really losing it.

    10/31/2018 5:42:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 31, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    “So today the president proposed doing away with birthright citizenship, the constitutional right that any child born in the United States automatically becomes an American citizen,” Todd said. The tone of Todd’s narrative exposing his contempt for President Trump. “Now what the president really is proposing is that we stop talking about bombs sent to his political opponents by a political supporter,” he continued. “That we stop talking about whether a mass murderer was somehow influenced by his words or policy proposals.