By Adam Serwer
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Both living constitutionalism and old-style originalism are largely dead, and it's time for interpreters of the Constitution — especially progressives — to embrace a new, principled method, Professor James Ryan argues in a new article.
By John Miller
MALTA, Idaho – America's kids will be learning about the U.S. Constitution this coming school year with help from a decidedly conservative Idaho publishing house, if a tea party group gets its way.
Wall Street Journal
Republicans Block Obama Judicial Nominee
By Jess Bravin
May 20, 2011
WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans blocked law professor Goodwin Liu's appointment to a federal appeals court Thursday, when Democrats fell eight votes short of the 60 needed to end a filibuster.
How Republican senators justified their decision to kill the nomination of Goodwin Liu.
By Dahlia Lithwick
U.S. Chamber Watch
CAC: Pro-Corporate SCOTUS Decisions Yield More “Big Wins” for the Chamber
Posted by LLevenstein on May 18, 2011
Obama judicial nominee faces crucial Senate vote
By Bill Mears
May 18, 2011
Washington (CNN) -- Liberal demagogue or mainstream intellectual? The Senate faces a Thursday showdown to force a floor vote on what could be President Barack Obama's most controversial judicial nominee.
Legal Advocates Slam Tea Party Constitution Classes
By Stephanie Mencimer
May 13, 2011
The Arizona Republic
The dirty little secret of Arizona's Clean Elections
By E. J. Montini
May 13, 2011
The folks who support Arizona's Clean Elections law (and I used to be one of them) will tell you that opinion polls show that the vast majority of us still approve of the law that funds political candidates with public money.
American History According to the Tea Party
By JAMELLE BOUIE
May 13, 2011
Along with Mike Huckabee, the Tea Party Patriots are trying to reach out to America's youth with a wildly distorted version of the nation's history:
When I was growing up, my mom warned me each fall about Halloween candy with a hidden razor blade. As a parent, the thing I'll be most scared about this fall is the prospect of Tea Partiers coming to my child's school dressed up like James Madison to "teach" the U.S. Constitution.
Center for American Progress
Less than Citizens
By Sam Fulwood III, Marshall Fitz
May 11, 2011
Abolishing Birthright Citizenship Would Create a Permanent Underclass in Our Nation
In a move contrary to the most cherished of American values, a band of ultraconservative activists are targeting the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants—and others—to score political points. Their stated objective is to overturn a bedrock constitutional right: the right of citizenship by birth on American soil.