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Ken Klukowski: Three Silver Linings in the Bad Arizona Court Decision

ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing July 29, 2010, on BigGovernment.com. Wednesday’s federal court decision on Arizona’s immigration law is being rightly criticized for a number of reasons. But there are three silver linings to this situation, which may result in the rule of law prevailing in the end. On July 28, Judge Susan Bolton of…

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Peter Ferrara: The Timeless Principles of American Prosperity

ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing July 28, 2010 on Spectator.org. We know, based on economic experience, theory, and logic, how to create another economic boom that will last 25 years, or a generation into the future. We achieved that in America from the end of 1982 to the end of 2007, with only two, short, shallow…

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ACLU Attacks DNA Information on California Arrestees

Fingerprints and photographs of people arrested for criminal activity have long been used to solve present and future crimes. Despite that, the ACLU claims it is somehow unconstitutional to take DNA swabs of people being arrested, to be used for the same purposes. This case, now before the Ninth Circuit, should be thrown out as frivolous. The facts for this…

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Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Obamacare Mandate Much Worse than a Tax

ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing July 22, 2010, on BigGovernment.com. In the Wall Street Journal today, we discuss why the Obamacare mandate is not a tax, and even if it were, it would still be unconstitutional. But there’s much more to the story, which could forever change the reach…

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Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Why the ObamaCare Tax Penalty Is Unconstitutional

ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing July 22, 2010, on The Wall Street Journal. The Justice Department announced last week that it would defend the new federal health-insurance mandate as an exercise of Congress’s “power to lay and collect taxes,” even though Barack Obama had insisted before the bill’s passage…

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Complaint Filed in North Dakota Supreme Court to Allow Recall of U.S. Senator Kent Conrad

On July 14, North Dakota joined New Jersey in an effort to recall a U.S. Senator. RecallND filed a complaint with the North Dakota Supreme Court claiming that the state’s Secretary of State has unconstitutionally blocked a petition to recall U.S. Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND). The complaint indicates that on May 13 North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem published an…

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Ken Blackwell: Secretary Vilsack: Re-Hire Shirley Sherrod

ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing July 21, 2010, on HuffingtonPost.com. Mark Twain warned us: Confession is good for the soul, but it’s bad for the reputation. It’s a good thing for a certain rural Georgia peanut farmer that we didn’t have a 24/7 news cycle when he was coming up. Otherwise, Jimmy Carter’s “lust in his…

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Warren Cole Smith: Scout’s Honor

On July, 2010 Warren Cole Smith wrote an article appearing on WorldMag.com. In northern New Mexico, The Boy Scouts of America own the largest youth camp in the world. Philmont Scout Ranch covers 137,000 acres in the Sangre de Cristo — the “blood of Christ” — Mountains. Every day this summer, approximately 300 Scouts, Explorers, and their leaders will arrive…

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Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: The president’s wooden-headed interpretation of our Constitution

ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing July 19, 2010, on DailyCaller.com. Sometimes you hate being right. In chapter 4 of our book, The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, my coauthor Ken Blackwell and I make the point that Team Obama would try to…

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Ken Blackwell: Obama Rips Off “Faux Lifers” Fig Leaves

ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing July 17, 2010, on Townhall.com. Last spring, President Obama managed to corral the votes of a half dozen formerly pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives for his takeover of health care. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) had been a staunch supporter of pro-life initiatives for nearly twenty years in Congress. Tragically…

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