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Review: Harvard Law School professor tells real U.S. Constitution story Special

What is it about our U. S. Constitution that gets everyone so stirred up? It is among the most referred to documents in recent history. It is a secular document but it holds an almost religious sacredness to it.

Increasing talk of using 25th Amendment to strip Trump of power

In the wake of Thursday’s press conference, Democratic lawmakers, pundits and other critics of the president are increasingly talking about using the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to try to remove the powers of the presidency from Donald J. Trump.

Reclaim states' rights, says Texas Governor Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants a convention of the states to convene to "restore the rule of law in America." The convention outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution has never been invoked.

Lower court gay marriage ruling may force issue to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court decision to uphold same-sex marriage bans in four U.S. states has opened the door for the issue of gay marriage to be decided by the Supreme Court.

Op-Ed: How the U.S. government used 9/11 to attack freedom

Washington D.c. - When 9/11 occurred thousands of Americans lost their wives, husbands, children and friends. The terrorist attack was an unquestionable tragedy, that didn’t just cost the lives of thousands of Americans.

U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals mulling gay marriage ban

The U.S. 6th Court of Appeals is deciding gay marriage bans on the books in four states. The three-judge panel has the chance to overturn the bans and likely send the case on to the Supreme court in 2015, and history suggests they will do so.

When irresponsibility rules — Do-nothing Congress goes fundraising

Washington - A new Pew research study shows that this Congress has done less work than ever. Averaging 5.6 hours per day, your friendly local congressperson makes $174,000 per year, and only worked 135 days last year, like a seasonal job.

Op-Ed: $ome of the people — Fir$t Amendment ruling destroys US democracy

Washington - The great experiment of America as a free nation is over. Now, free speech is officially dollar-based. The Supreme Court has given American government to the rich on the basis that donations to political parties constitute a form of free speech.

'One Million Truckers' ride to restore Constitution next month

Having had their Facebook page shut down by Facebook administrators earlier this month, a group spearheaded by the Independent Truckers of America is calling for a three-day 'buy nothing' period from October 11 - 13.

FBI calls half of populace with 9/11 doubts potential terrorists

A Department of Justice memo instructs local police, under a program named "communities against terrorism," to consider anyone who harbors "conspiracy theories" about 9/11 to be a potential terrorist.

Op-Ed: Islamic Ideology — The fuel that drives the Jihad engine

Islamic Ideology proclaims the entanglement of religious and governmental politics into every element of Muslim life. With no escape from God's judgment Muslims must atone for every action.

Judge rules NYPD violated rights, cites Trayvon Martin case

New York - Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy has been in violation of individuals’ constitutional rights Monday, Aug. 12.

Op-Ed: Nicolas Maduro–Protecting the American people & our Constitution

With law-breakers misusing their positions to spy on Americans, Edward Snowden has risked all to protect the right of the American people to know of their peril. Now, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has offered asylum to American hero Edward Snowden.

In photos ─ Observing the First Amendment in Washington, D.C. Special

Washington - At a time where many feel some freedoms are being eroded in American society, First Amendment rights are still valued. This is evident in Washington, D.C., as at any given time, numerous people can be observed expressing themselves on a variety of issues.

Arizona bills would require patriotic loyalty oaths from students

Phoenix - A pair of Republican state lawmakers in Arizona are sponsoring separate bills that would require public school students to pledge their loyalty to the United States and its constitution.

Op-Ed: Give up the US Constitution? Not a good idea

Sydney - A constitutional lawyer, L.M. Seidman, has raised the issue of giving up the US Constitution. It took obvious personal guts to raise this issue, but it’s a necessary debate when government is dysfunctional.

NDAA Vote Could Force Recall of Montana Senators, Congressman

On Christmas Day, Montanans decided to give their Congressional district a gift they won't soon forget— a notice of possible recall of the Senators and one Congressman who voted for the controversial, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Lawsuit against National Day of Prayer dismissed

Chicago - A US Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation that challenged the annual Presidential proclamation of a National Day of Prayer saying "a feeling of alienation cannot suffice as injury."

Ten Commandments monument spurs lawsuit in Florida

on the grounds it violates the U.S. Constitution, A U.S. civil rights group has sued a tiny, rural Florida county for erecting a granite monument bearing the 10 Commandments outside the local courthouse, .
 

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The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion  expression  assembly  and the right to ...
The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition.
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Michael J. Klarman is a Kirkland & Ellis endowed professor at Harvard Law School. His speciality is ...
Michael J. Klarman is a Kirkland & Ellis endowed professor at Harvard Law School. His speciality is history and has received accolades and awards for other books he has written about U.S. Law and American History.
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The first Amendment says the government shall make to law impeding the free exercise of religion, among other rights.
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