U.S. Constitution

‘Conscience’ didn’t make the cut for the First Amendment.

".... the Senate adopted the first two parts of the House version but dropped 'nor shall the rights of conscience be infringed.' After that, a direct protection of the individual right of conscience never reappeared in the language of the final religion clauses." - TGC

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Biden Joins the All-Stars of Constitutional Contempt


"What the New York Times calls a 'novel use of a law on workplace safety' is an invented power that violates the letter and spirit of Article II’s limits ...But as has been the case for much of Washington's decade-long journey into constitutional contempt, this one will end up as pure partisan applesauce." - The Dispatch


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“Republicans, and most visibly Mike Pence, face a choice between fidelity to the Constitution and fidelity to Trump.”

"Unless he recuses himself and hands the job over the Senate president pro tempore – as Vice President Hubert Humphrey did in January 1969 – Pence will have the ceremonial but politically consequential role of presiding over a contested certification." - The Conversation

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Bush v. Gore: Lessons from a Litigated Election

"Republicans’ constitutional advocacy never found its bearings until the eleventh hour and fifty-ninth minute of the case. The situation may have been salvaged in the end only through a prescient intervention—made separate from, perhaps unbeknownst to, lawyers formally representing George W. Bush." - Law & Liberty

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A lesson in close elections: This year’s presidential contest could put the Constitution to the test

"Americans are getting used to the idea of not immediately knowing the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election. But what if, once each county and state have finished their final counts, the election ends in a tie? ...With 538 Electoral College votes up for grabs, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden could, in theory, each get 269." - WORLD

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Christian Lawyer: Churches’ Rights and Responsibilities When Reopening in the Pandemic

"When a law would infringe on Americans’ fundamental freedoms, such as the freedom of religious exercise or the freedom of assembly, it is subject to what the law calls 'strict scrutiny,' which means that the courts will find a law unconstitutional unless the government can show three things..." - 9 Marks

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