A Dishonest Truth: Corruption in the U.S.A.
America / Economy / Gov. Officials / Rule of Law

A Dishonest Truth: Corruption in the U.S.A.

Welcome to Chicago, the corruption capital of the country! Kind of catchy, don’t you think? Far from being plastered on the city’s next welcome billboard, this slogan may soon become a rallying cry for Chicagoans tired of being the punchline in a fill-in-the-blank corruption joke. The dubious distinction comes from a report released by the … Continue reading

Two More Ways the “Open Internet Order” is Illegal
Communications / Regulation / Rule of Law / Technology

Two More Ways the “Open Internet Order” is Illegal

As I have previously discussed, the Open Internet Order (OIO) recently passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an unconstitutional breach of the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause. That is not the only legal pitfall of the order, however. It also violates the Telecommunications Act, the very law which it is using to apply Title … Continue reading

Why the “Open Internet Order” is Unconstitutional
Communications / Constitution / Rule of Law / Technology

Why the “Open Internet Order” is Unconstitutional

Now that the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) so-called Open Internet Order (OIO) has finally been released, we can begin to assess where we go from here. Besides the numerous reasons why the FCC’s decision is bad policy, it is also unconstitutional. The OIO is a violation of the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment. The … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why the Senate Chose Not To Go Nuclear
America / Constitution / Politics / Rule of Law / U.S. Senate

3 Reasons Why the Senate Chose Not To Go Nuclear

Over the course of the past few weeks, the Senate has been more hectic than usual. There has been much debate over the use of filibusters in the Senate, and the more often than not useless delays that they have been causing. Historically, the filibuster has been a way to obtain a bipartisan compromise; but … Continue reading

America / Constitution / Foreign Policy / Gov. Officials / National Security / Politics / Rule of Law / Uncategorized

Supreme-ly Ironic: How the Judicial Branch Affects Foreign Policy

In one short, succinct statement Justice George Sutherland altered the relationship between Congress and the executive branch. “The President [operates] as the sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations,” he wrote in the United States Supreme Court’s decision of U.S. v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation. Whereas the Constitution lays out distinct, … Continue reading

America / Constitution / Healthcare / Rule of Law

The Supreme Court’s Difficult Decision

As marked by the uncommon three days of oral arguments, totaling six and a half hours, the decision of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) constitutionality will not be an easy for the nine Justices of the Supreme Court. Lawyers argued four issues in front of the bench: the Anti-Injunction Act, the Individual Mandate, the severability … Continue reading