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September, 2008

September 30, 2008

From the NY Times:

In a defeat for Republican challenges, state and federal courts have cleared the way for a weeklong period in which new voters can register and cast an absentee ballot on the same day in Ohio.

September 29, 2008

Reading the Takings Clause in line with the text and history of the Constitution, the Ninth Circuit ruled on September 25th in Tapps Brewing v. City of Sumner that the demanding standard of the Nollan/Dolan line of Fifth Amendment takings clause analysis was limited to cases involving individual, adjudicative decisions requiring the relinquishment of a right in real property (and not merely the payment of a monetary fee or the imposition of a permit condition).

September 25, 2008

This commentary was written by CAC founder and president Doug Kendall.

September 23, 2008

In sharp contrast to the rhetorical emphasis placed on federalism and states’ rights by Reagan/Gingrich era conservatives, George W. Bush has engineered a dramatic reversal of long-standing, bipartisan positions against federal preemption in many critical areas.

September 19, 2008

Today’s NY Times features a cover story on Wyeth v. Levine, one of the most important cases before the Supreme Court this coming term. CAC has filed an amicus brief for this case, arguing in favor of Ms. Levine in the key area of federal preemption. From the Times:

September 17, 2008

On this day in 1787, the founding fathers gathered in Philadelphia to sign the United States Constitution, the most famous, and arguably the greatest government charter in world history. To commemorate its signing, each year the President proclaims September 17th “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” while public schools around the Nation hold events and teach lessons that celebrate the story of the Constitution.

September 15, 2008

Last Friday's appearance by John McCain on ABC's The View has been getting lots of media attention, mostly concerning co-host Joy Behar's grilling of the Senator over misleading or false claims in his campaign advertisements.