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December 22, 2008

In honor of the holidays, the New Year, and what we hope will be a true New Birth of Freedom with the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama, Text & History is taking a vacation to cogitate over the progressive Constitution. Look out for continued news and analysis in the new year, starting Jan 5, 2009.

Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2008

by Doug Kendall, President, Constitutional Accountability Center

December 15, 2008

by Doug Kendall, President, and David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center

December 11, 2008

by David Gans, Director of Human and Civil Rights, and Doug Kendall, President of Constitutional Accountability Center

December 9, 2008

by Douglas Kendall, President, & David Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center

December 9, 2008

The Supreme Court will hear argument tomorrow in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, a qualified immunity case raising the question of whether high-ranking officials can be personally subjected to suit for allegedly unconstitutional detention policies based on race, religion, or national origin, arising out of the investigation into the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

December 5, 2008

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, or the repeal of Prohibition. Tonight, throughout the land, patriots shall celebrate the Peoples’ constitutional right to manufacture, sell, or transport “intoxicating liquors.”

December 2, 2008

by Elizabeth Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center

Let’s say the government discovers that there is a salmonella outbreak traceable to a certain egg producer. Wishing to prevent further cases of salmonella, which can be fatal in some circumstances, the government issues emergency health regulations temporarily restricting the egg producer’s contaminated eggs from entering the market. That’s good, right? Who wants to spoil their omelette florentine with a side of salmonella?

December 2, 2008

by Elizabeth Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center