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State Secrets? Obama Invokes Privilege to End Lawsuit

The White House has invoke the state secrets privilege in an attempt to end a lawsuit brought on behalf of an alleged terrorism suspect. The suspect is believed to be targeted for capture or death under a clandestine military program.…

Does Freedom of Speech Protect Burning the Koran?

 Earlier this week, a Florida pastor announced his plans to burn copies of the Islamic holy document, the Koran, on September 11. His plan was met with widespread criticism, including the US Attorney General and President Obama. While the consensus…

Should President Obama Have Commented on the Ground Zero Mosque?

There has been a recent uproar over a proposed mosque near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Last week, the City of New York removed the last construction barrier for the project. Last Friday, President…

Former President Bush Casually Admits to Using Waterboarding

Former President Bush has casually admitted that he had one of the 9/11 suspects waterboarded and said he would do it again to save lives. The remark was surprising, given that waterboarding is generally viewed as torture, and the admission…

Arizona’s New Immigration Law Too Harsh?

President Obama criticized the newly passed immigration bill in Arizona, which is considered the harshest in the nation. The President urged Congress to pass federal laws regulating immigration, hoping to avoid "the irresponsibility of others." The new Arizona law makes…

Senate Subpoenas Documents From Obama Administration

The Senate Homeland Security and Homeland Affairs Committee has subpoena the Obama administration for documents related to last years Fort Hood shooting. The shooting occurred last year at an army base, when an army psychiatrist shot and killed thirteen people.…

Army to Court Martial Officer Who Refuses Obama’s Orders

The US Army will court martial a lieutenant colonel who refuses to follow deployment orders, because he believes President Obama does not meet the constitutional requirements to be commander-in-chief. The officer has refused his deployment to Afghanistan because he believes…

Are there Legitimate Constitutional Challenges to the Health Care Bill?

Post by Randall Ryder Republican lawmakers, among others, are criticizing the recently passed health care reform bill on grounds that it violates the US Constitution. Digging deeper, are these legitimate challenges to the bill? I am unequivocally in favor of health…

Will the Ninth Circuit allow a suit against John Yoo to move forward?

A number of lawyers are urging a federal appeals court to allow a case against John Yoo to go forward. Yoo worked for the Office of Legal Counsel and advised the president on legal issues, including waterboarding and other interrogation…