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September 30, 2011

"It just illustrates the fact that everyone now sees the Supreme Court as the ultimate arbiter of not just important legal disputes, but huge policy disputes," said Doug Kendall, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center. "And it's conservatives who are now the ones pushing an agenda on the courts to be more activist, to undo in the judicial system what they tried to stop in the political system."

September 28, 2011

By Tony Marrero

BROOKSVILLE - It started as an act of patriotic philanthropy.

September 28, 2011


National legal experts will debate the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, September 28 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Charlotte School of Law.

Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) September 27, 2011

September 26, 2011
Christopher Kang takes charge of Obama's judicial nomination process.
By David Ingram
September 22, 2011


Wall Street Journal
Judge Dismisses Alabama County’s Challenge to Federal Voting Law
By Nathan Koppel
September 21, 2011


September 21, 2011

By Brad Gaskins

A federal judge today dismissed Shelby County’s lawsuit challenging certain sections of the Voting Rights Act.

U.S. District Judge John Bates’ ruling comes after he heard oral arguments Feb. 3.

The county’s challenge concerned sections 4(b) and 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which forbids cities and towns in nine states, including Alabama, from making any changes in voting practices or procedures without approval from the federal government.

September 19, 2011


The New York Times
On Day Devoted to Constitution, a Fight Over It
By Kate Zernike
September 16, 2011


In the 100 years since Constitution Day was first established, most Americans have lumped it with holidays like Grandparents’ Day and Administrative Assistants’ day — a noble cause, lightly observed.

But this year, with the Tea Party making the Constitution sexy again, the holiday (which, for those rusty on their civics, falls on Saturday) has become occasion for battle.

September 17, 2011


Christian Science Monitor
On Constitution Day, tea party and foes duel over our founding document
By Mark Trumbull
September 17, 2011

It's Constitution Day in the US, which this year features a healthy debate about the limits on government power. The growth of the tea party movement has heightened that continuing argument.


It's Constitution Day in the US, but that doesn't mean it's a day for the nation to unite around its founding document amid peace, love, and flowers.

September 16, 2011


Mother Jones
Liberals Fight Tea Party on Constitution Day
By Stephanie Mencimer
September 16, 2011


September 15, 2011




The Washington Post
Recovering the Constitution from conservatives
By Ruth Marcus
September 15, 2011

Tea Party types and other conservatives talk about how they’d like their country back.

I’d like my Constitution back.

The rise of these self-proclaimed constitutional conservatives is an ominous development that has received too little notice — and too little push-back.

September 15, 2011


Thomson Reuters
News & Insight
The Constitution as political rally point
By Joseph Schuman
September 15, 2011


As a rallying cry, "support for the whole constitution" may resonate less than conservatives' pledges against taxes and abortion. But a coalition of liberal legal groups is nonetheless asking people to back it.

September 14, 2011


The Whole Constitution Pledge
September 14, 2011