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  1. the law
    No, President Trump Can’t Strike Birthright Citizenship Out of the ConstitutionThe president is trying to stir up questions about the 14th Amendment, though for more than a century the courts have been very clear on its meaning.
  2. Trump Mulls Legally Dubious Plot to Deny Aid to Poor ForeignersThe White House might refuse to spend $3 billion that Congress appropriated for foreign aid (even as it demands a $716 billion military budget).
  3. No, Removing Monuments to Traitors Doesn’t Mean Removing Monuments to FoundersConfederate monuments don’t embody American history; they were built on lies about American history.
  4. Are Foreign Payments to Trump’s Businesses Unconstitutional? We’ll Find Out.A federal judge in Manhattan heard arguments on whether Trump’s business profits violate the obscure foreign emoluments clause.
  5. Ninth Circuit Judges Unanimously Rebuff Trump, Keep Travel Ban on HoldThe ruling more or less took apart the government’s case for rushing the ban into effect.
  6. America’s Not a Democracy, and That’s Bad for DemocratsSlightly more than half the country supports them, but distortions in our system of government allow the GOP all the power.
  7. Candidates Debate Constitution, Until Trump Says He Might Just Blow It UpThe GOP candidate sounded reasonable for a bit. Then he said something crazy.
  8. love and war
    Ted Cruz Once Argued That Americans Have No ‘Due Process’ Right to MasturbateAs Texas’s solicitor general, Cruz defended a dildo ban by arguing that there is no “substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes.”
  9. Ted Cruz Once Argued That Americans Have No ‘Due Process’ Right to MasturbateAs Texas’s solicitor general, Cruz defended a dildo ban by arguing that there is no “substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes.”
  10. The 10-Year-Old Girl Lobbying for the PresidencyAlena Mulhern 2040.
  11. land of the free
    Lame U.S. Constitution Doesn’t Even Protect Sex PartiesWhat’s the First Amendment even for, anyway?
  12. letter writing campaigns
    Meryl Streep Reminds Congress We Need an ERAShe sent a letter to every member of Congress asking them to revive it.
  13. No, the Founders Were Not Tea PartiersA 200-year-old lie.
  14. Herman Cain Confused About How Constitutional Amendments WorkDo not require prez’s signature.
  15. ElBaradei Says He’ll Run for President of EgyptThe Nobel Peace Prize winner wants a new constitution, too.
  16. ‘Did You Hear the Thunder Today? It Was Our Founding Fathers Clapping From Heaven!’Meet Janine Turner, actress, constitutional advocate.
  17. Republicans Violate Constitution on ‘Love the Constitution Day’ [Updated]Oooh, bad day for that.
  18. The House’s Reading of the Constitution Gets Off to an Awkward StartDemocrats want to know why, exactly, we’re not going to mention the slavery parts.
  19. Christine O’Donnell Introduced to Concept of ‘Separation of Church and State’ for the First TimeIt’s an easy one to miss.
  20. Hillary Clinton Will Not Be Thrown Out of Office by the Supreme CourtNobody cares about the Emoluments Clause.
  21. GOP Congressman Wants to Take Power Away From the PeopleThat doesn’t sound right …
  22. Why Justice Alito Was Moving His Mouth Last NightAnd was he right and Obama wrong?
  23. Update: Justice Scalia Is NOT More of a Plessy GuyThe conservative Supreme Court judge would have dissented in ‘Brown’ v. ‘Board of Education.’
  24. just pants
    Saggy Pants Might Not Be Banned in TennesseeIf the state’s attorney general has anything to do with it. He says a bill attempting to ban the style is too vague.
  25. issues that matter
    Florida Town’s Baggy-Pants Ban Under Fire for Being UnconstitutionalLow-slung pants were banned in Riviera Beach, Florida, last July, and since then, twenty people have been charged with violating the ordinance.
  26. Rush Limbaugh Caps Off CPAC With Tour de Force of MisquotationsConstitution, Declaration of Independence … whatever.
  27. Senator Feingold Is Not Amused by These Appointment ShenanigansRuss Feingold wants a constitutional amendment ending the practice of gubernatorial Senate appointments. But maybe they’re too much fun?
  28. Congress Meets Today to Continue Horrible, Outdated PracticeThe Founding Fathers had some top-notch ideas, but this isn’t one of them.
  29. The Supreme Court Wants to Choose the President Again!Well, not exactly. But they’re discussing whether to hear a case on Obama’s eligibility as a natural-born citizen.