• Got War? Yoo and Stephens Rally A Coalition Of The War Willing

    Got War? Yoo and Stephens Rally A Coalition Of The War Willing 1, September 18, 2014 by jonathanturley Today I had my second debate with Berkeley Law Professor and former Bush official John Yoo. The first debate sponsored by Christopher Newport University was held in Newport News four days ago and the second was sponsored by Hillsdale College at a debate held in Washington, D.C.

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  • 9/11 and the Saudis and State Secrecy

    Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw) Weekend Contributor In light of the recently observed 13th anniversary of the events on 9/11/01, I read an article this week that caught my eye. According to reports, there is a 28 page section of the 9/11 Commission report that has never been released publicly and remains secret to this day.

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    • New Columbia: Congress Considers The Creation of America’s First City-State

      On Monday, the Senate will hold a hearing in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on entering a new state into the Union: New Columbia. I was asked if I could testify on S. 132 since I have written a long academic publication on the status of the District of Columbia and testified at the prior hearings on allowing for voting representation of District residents.
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    • Got War? Yoo and Stephens Rally A Coalition Of The War Willing

      …. It is perfectly Putinesque. Like Yoo, there appears to be an effort to rally Republicans around war as politics by other means, a “just say yes to war” theme . . . and of course the equally prominent “just say no to Paul” theme. Like this: Like Loading... Posted in Congress, Constitutional Law, International, Politics | 37 Comments…

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      … on the misdemeanor. Rep. Martha Roby (R., Alabama) is citing a rather novel source of extraconstitutional precedent: the NFL Ray Rice case. Roby (whose father, Joel Dubina, is a U.S. circuit court judge on senior status) is willing to allow the judiciary’s disciplinary process to play out but says that the Congress should act promptly the way…

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    • Testimony of Nuala O’Connor on Open Internet Rules

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    • The Seventeenth Amendment: Destroying State Sovereignty

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