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Newsletters - Feb 28, 2014: The Elevator Speech Overview

The U.S. House and Senate were both in session this past week, returning from a week long work period in district. The National Governors Association (NGA) met in Washington DC for their annual winter meeting, discussing...more

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, A citizen of a State under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution

The case of Dred Scoot v. Sanford (60 U.S. 393, 1856) was meant to be a federal question case. However, it became a diversity of citizenship case when Dred Scott's citizenship was challenged. The Supreme Court...more

Political Question Doctrine Requires Dismissal of Wrongful Death Suit Against Government Contractor in Iraq

Earlier this month, in a lengthy and well reasoned opinion, a federal trial court relied on the Political Question Doctrine in dismissing a wrongful death action against a military contractor. In Harris v. Kellogg, Brown &...more

2012 Florida Legislation Amending Florida Growth Management Laws Including 2011 Florida Community Planning Act

Last December, we wrote on the constitutional challenge made by the Town of Yankeetown, Florida, to portions of the Florida Community Planning Act with the resulting settlement which included proposed legislation that would...more

Iowa View: We are allowing our liberties to be 'nibbled' away By: Jonathan Wilson

The Biblical parable is told about a flock of 100 sheep. One gets lost and the “good shepherd” leaves the remaining 99 and goes in search of the lost one until it is found and returned to the safety of the...more

October 18, 2011 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Violence and the case for Legitimate elections in Zimbabwe

Violence and the case for Legitimate elections in Zimbabwe Social networks have become the new platform for Zimbabweans domiciled in various countries around the world to pool their thoughts, opinions and arguments...more

Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment: Citizenship in a State based on Residence

Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America states: ”All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of...more

Section 1, Clause 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment modified Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States,...

A citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America, is now also a citizen of the several States. Such citizen is recognized under international law as a...more

Overview of my new book "Command Influence"

"Command Influence" will be available on the market via Kindle, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among others in three to four weeks. It is a fascinating and fast moving account of the murder trial of an Air Force officer in Korea...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

The Death Penalty, National Security and the Zimbabwe Constitution-Lloyd Msipa

The Death Penalty, National Security and the Zimbabwe Constitution The Zimbabwe government through the inclusive government is currently carrying out rigorous outreach programs in Zimbabwe and abroad over the contents of...more

EFF Supports JUSTICE Bill to Reform the USA PATRIOT Act and Repeal Telecom Immunity

On December 31, three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that broadly expanded government surveillance authority in the wake of 9/11 are set to expire.1 The Obama Administration made clear in a letter this week to Senate...more

Rhodes v. Macdonald et al

ORDER Denying Temporary Restraining Order

STRIKE TWO, YOU'RE OUT (of Georgia) Connie Rhodes is a military doctor who received US Taxpayer funding for her medical education and agreed to serve two years in the military in exchange for that education. Rhodes is...more

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