Holder’s ‘In the Dark’ Criticism of Immigration Law

May 19th, 2010

By Dan Miller On May 13, Attorney General Eric Holder, who had been critical of the new Arizona immigration law, testified that he had based his comments on newspaper and television accounts but had not read the by then more than two-week-old statute: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona’s new […]

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Nebraska’s New Abortion Laws Raise Constitutional Issues

May 18th, 2010

By Dan Miller (This article was first published at Blogcritics.) On April 13, 2010, the Governor of Nebraska signed two new abortion laws. Neither prohibits abortion per se, and both are based on express legislative findings which attempt to define and defend legitimate state interests. Both are complex and raise sufficient constitutional issues that review […]

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The Devils Are in the Details

March 30th, 2010

By Tom Carter I didn’t support the health care bill, and I think it’s bad law.  What makes bad law?  Ambiguity, excessive complexity, constitutional uncertainty, limited popular support, intense partisanship, difficulties in enforcement, and too much latitude for bureaucratic interpretation and implementation.  This law has all these problems in spades. Every sentient American understands that […]

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Health Care Fatigue

March 21st, 2010

By Tom Carter I’m tired of the health care debate.  It’s been going on for a year, and it’s become so complex and so partisan that even many of the politicians who will vote for health care reform today don’t understand it well. We’ll know in a few hours whether we have a new law […]

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