If you read the Constitution carefully, you’ll see that the document frequently uses the terms “officers” and “offices.”
Author Archive | Rob Natelson
the Founders expected the courts to void laws they found unconstitutional.
House Rules Committee: “Violate Your Oath No Matter How You Vote!” It’s a stunning betrayal of all those hardworking, pro-Constitution Americans who gave U.S. House Republicans their majority. Republicans controlling the House Rules Committee have added sweeping new mandates on the states to a bill repealing part of Obamacare. The result is revised H.R. 5. Just [...]
The Constitution was created in a special legal environment. Rob Natelson gives a reminder.
Does the mandate forcing Catholic hospitals to offer abortifacients and contraception violate the First Amendment?
in America, we traditionally don’t lock up citizens on mere suspicion…Or is that is now changing?
Some Questions for “Progressives” Carping about the Citizens United Campaign Finance Case
by Rob Natelson The U.S. Constitution authorizes a “convention for proposing amendments” to offer amendments for ratification (or rejection) by the states. The mechanism has never been used (all amendments have come from Congress), and many people have been curious about how it is supposed to work. But that’s because they are unaware of the [...]
Rob Natelson has a historical gem of a story from the Anti-Federalists
It’s not just progressives who push myths about the Constitution…
When interpreting phrases in the Constitution, you look to how the ratifiers understood them. Period.