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This Week in Washington - January 25, 2013

In This Issue: - DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - Inauguration. After being officially sworn in to a second term at the White House on Sunday, January 20, as prescribed by law, President Barack Obama and Vice...more

Legal Index: Citizenship Under The United States Constitution

This legal index is a guide to citizenship under the United States Constitution since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment. Each entry, being a legal topic, is supplemented with legal authority, which is quoted, cited,...more

See for yourself, Two citizens in the country of the United States

In this article, it is shown that there is in the country of the United States two citizens; a citizen of the United States and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States using the waters that surround...more

There are Two Nationalities for the Nation of the United States

Discover that since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there is a citizen of the United States, who is not a citizen of the several States (united) and a citizen of the several States...more

Blunders of the Supreme Court of the United States, Part 8

The eighth in a series on blunders made by the Supreme Court of the United States. In this article the case of Cramer v. United States (325 U.S. 1, 1945) is reviewed. The blunder made is that the United States Supreme...more

For Purposes of International Law there are Two citizens in the country of the United States

William Bennett Munro, Professor of Municipal Government at Harvard University, in his work "The Government of the United States: National, State, and Local" (1919) writes at page 73: “So far as the rules of international...more

All You Need To Know About A Citizen Of A State Who Is Not A Citizen Of The United States

Since the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there is a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States. A citizen of the United States is...more

Blunders of the Supreme Court of the United States, Part 7

The seventh in a series on blunders made by the Supreme Court of the United States. In this article the case of the Slaughterhouse Cases (83 U.S. (Wall. 16) 36, 1873) is reviewed. The blunder made is that one born or...more

Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 is defined to have both Fundamental and Common Privileges and Immunities

Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 has been defined to have both fundamental privileges and immunities as well as common privileges and immunities. After the adoption of the Constitution of the United States of...more

Detainee Treatment at GTMO

The paper looks at treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and the legal justifications for their use....more

Yes there are two citizens (with privileges and immunities) under the Constitution since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment

Since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, there are two citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America with privileges and immunities which are not the same. They are a citizen of the United...more

Yes, there were four citizens before the Fourteenth Amendment

Before the Fourteenth Amendment, there were two citizens; one was a citizen of a State, born in the United States of America (a native citizen); the other was a citizen of the United States, born in a foreign country (a...more

What effect did the Slaughterhouse Cases have on the case Dred Scott v. Sanford?

Discover for yourself that the Slaughterhouse Cases had no effect on the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford. Legal authority cited, quoted, and linked....more

Yes, persons born in the United States under the Fourteenth Amendment are not born in the several States

One born (or naturalized) in the United States, under Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment is not born (or naturalized) in the several States, but rather in the District of Columbia, the territories and possessions of...more

Spratlys Idiosyncrasies : Does the Philippines Have What It Takes to Prevail Over China?

This write-up will not dwell on the political and military capability of the Philippines over a rising power such as China, but will provide a sketch of the relative legal merits of the Philippine claims over the Spratlys...more

Questions and Answers on Citizenship in the United States, More

All you need to know about citizenship in the United States. (The following cases from the Supreme Court of the United States are quoted, cited, and linked to: Holden v. Hardy, 169 U.S. 375 (1918); Collector v....more

Yes there is a citizen of the several States

The Supreme Court, in the Slaughterhouse Cases, held, that there are now two citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America, a citizen of the United States, at Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment, and...more

Questions and Answers on Citizenship in the United States

All you need to know about citizenship in the United States. (The following cases from the Supreme Court of the United States are quoted, cited, and linked to: Paul v. State of Virginia, 75 U.S. 168 (1868);...more

Reply to "Is it time for US to join UNCLOS?

This is a comment in reply to Capt.1 Raul (“Pete”) Pedrozo’s article “Is It Time for the United States to Join the Law of the Sea Convention?” published in the Journal of Maritime Law and...more

Yes there is a citizen of a State

Before the Fourteenth Amendment, there was only a citizen of a State, under Art. IV, Sect. 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America. Such a citizen was also a citizen of the United States, under...more

The Fourteenth Amendment's effect on Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution

Before the Fourteenth Amendment, there was only a citizen of a State and a citizen of the United States. One born in a State of the Union, was, in general, a citizen of that particular State. As such he or she was...more

Two State Citizens in every State of the Union

Before the Fourteenth Amendment, one was considered a citizen of a State as well as a citizen of the United States. After the Fourteenth Amendment one changed to being either a citizen of a State OR a citizen of the United...more

"Enhanced Interrogation Methods": How legal memoranda manipulated Federal and International laws prohibiting torture and coercion.

In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, executive branch lawyers acting as legal council for the President issued several memoranda which interpreted various laws prohibiting torture or "cruel, inhuman, and degrading...more

Rights of the Accused and the President's Military Tribunal System

In response to the September 11th attacks, President George W. Bush created an unprecedented Military Tribunals procedure outside of all known systems of justice which justifies the indefinite detention of alleged terrorists...more

An Imperial Judiciary at War: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

An Imperial Judiciary at War: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

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