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Salazar v. Buono

The ACRU is happy to report that an important stride was taken today, April 28, 2010, in defense of the 1st Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of protecting an historic veteran’s memorial cross in the Mojave Desert that had been challenged by the ACLU. The Veterans of Foreign Wars erected the memorial cross in the Mojave…

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Peter Ferrara: Stopping the Runaway Congress

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote a column appearing on BigGovernment.com on March 3, 2010. The recall of New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez took a step forward yesterday with a promising oral argument in New Jersey state court. The New Jersey Constitution expressly provides for the recall of members of Congress representing the state in a provision adopted by a…

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ACLU Fights for Votes for Felons

In Mississippi the Constitution forbids felons from voting for President. The ACLU brought a challenge to that law, but the Fifth Circuit ruled that the Mississippi law was legitimate under the US Constitution. This case should be contrasted with a Ninth Circuit decision ruling that a Washington State law barring felons from voting violated the federal Voting Rights Act. *…

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ACLU Sues California to Make Schools Worse

The ACLU has invented a legal theory why a court must order L.A. School Board not to lay off teachers because of the state’s bankruptcy, and its effects on the budget of the nation’s largest school district. In naming those at fault, however, the ACLU somehow failed to mention the unions and the Democrat Party. Forcing any subdivision of California…

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Ken Blackwell: Climate Change Debate Over? It’s Just Begun!

ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote a column appearing on Townhall.com on February 24, 2010. Ronald Reagan used to say of the Soviets they liked the arms race a whole lot better when they were the only ones in it. The same could be said of Al Gore and Global Warming—oops, excuse me: Climate Change. Mr. Gore was very much…

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Ken Blackwell: President Obama and Military “Corpsemen”

This piece originally appeared on Townhall.com on February 20, 2010. The blogs have been having a lot of fun with Vice President Joe Biden’s latest gaffe. The veep claimed that the U.S. would be the world economic leader “throughout the twentieth century.” I guess that was a safe bet. President Obama’s gaffes are less frequent than Biden’s gaffe-a-day act, but…

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Ken Klukowski: “How Dare He Speak!”

This piece originally appeared on Townhall.com on February 17, 2010. The ink isn’t yet dry on January’s landmark Supreme Court campaign finance decision Citizens United v. FEC, and already Round Two has begun. As new legislation is planned to limit political speech and some even call for a constitutional amendment, the courts are addressing the next round of constitutional challenges….

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ACLU Sues Airport Screeners for Doing Their Job

An American student who was carrying a Jordanian student ID and a passport showing he had recently visited six nations in the Mideast including The Sudan, was held by TSA at the Philadelphia airport until it could be established that he had no hostile intentions, connections, or supplies. Now, the ACLU has filed for damages against the TSA for investigating…

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Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Obama’s Big Plans for Justice Department Nominee Johnsen

This column originally appeared on BigGovernment.com on February 8, 2010. The Senate is about to act on the nomination of militant leftist Dawn Johnsen to be the chief of the U.S. government’s elite legal team. But that post is a stepping-stone for top judicial offices, including the Supreme Court itself. That’s likely Barack Obama’s plans for Johnsen, and it’s why…

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Ken Blackwell: The President’s Confusing Messages on Religion

This piece originally appeared on The Patriot Post on February 8, 2010. President Obama attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington this week. His own denomination—the United Church of Christ—has been teasingly described as “Unitarians considering Christ.” I don’t know how much he is considering Jesus, but he sure is quiet about it if he is. Even among Christians, the…

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