I tried to work in some snark into what is a really dry topic, but there’s only so much snark you can work into some devastatingly boring subject matter.Read More
Category: Supreme Court
What if the decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop was low-key one of the most important recent SCOTUS decisions for Libertarians? Yeah, I don’t think so, either. But it would be fun if true.Read More
by sloopyinca | Aug 7, 2017 | Advice, Big Government, Congress, Constitution, Deep State, Economy, Executive Branch, Federal Power, First Amendment, Guns, Liberty, Markets, National Security, Opinion, Politics, Rant, Regulation, Rule of Law, Supreme Court, Taxes
What is libertarianism’s best strategy to gain a legitimate amount of power nationally (and then happily cede it to the people)?
Sloopy believes there is a third, and overlooked, option.
Rather than give a comprehensive history of the victories of “reformers” who curtailed grand-jury rights in state after state, let me attempt to give some historical vignettes, and tie these vignettes together with some semblance of narrative coherence. Then later, I’ll give an account of the triumph of the reformers in their battle against the grand jury.Read More
The states and grand juries, Part One: The case of an enraged husband leads a couple of former pro-slavers to quarrel over the meaning of the Constitution
Who’s more dangerous – the killer, or the judges who hold his life in their hands?Read More
Things were different in many ways a century ago, but in one respect it was like all places at all...Read More
“Don’t worry, Mr. Bingham, we’ll take good care of your Fourteenth Amendment while you’re away in Japan.”Read More
Tax resistance as treason? – Who gets to snoop on whom? – ImpeachmentRead More
I know I promised you some Nixon in this episode, but maybe the stripping will distract you.Read More
The Bill of Rights and the States – my attempt to make the topic non-boring (using some research I’ve got lying around)
This is the page I’ll refer people to if they ask why I’m writing this weird stuff about the constitutionRead More
The Haymarket Anarchists: Seeking to Break Up the United States and Start a War…But Enough About Their Lawyer
Roger Pryor: Fire-eating Virginia editor, secessionist Congressman, Confederate general, Confederate private, New York lawyer, candidate for U. S. Attorney General, trial judge. His friends thought he was da bomb. Speaking of which…Read More
By: The Fusionist So, Spicer (the Presidential spokesdude) said the Trump administration might increase prosecution for state-legal recreational marijuana (as opposed to medicinal marijuana, protected by the Rohrabacher...Read More
In an interesting piece over at The Daily Beast, Julian Zelizer posits that Gorsuch, while eminently qualified to sit on the nation’s highest court, be Borked out of spite. He begins with a fair amount of logic when he...Read More
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