Wish I cared enough to do botox.
Re-branding Obamacare? No problem.
Anyone else feel tricked by Trump's criticism of Obama playing too much golf?
Trump's recent speech contained every word he knows. Twice.
Shouldn't we at least have a parade for winning?
Trump's Secret is revealed....we just SAY we won. "Love the uneducated".
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As Heller recognized, there is a balance to be struck here. While courts exist to protect individual rights, we are not the instruments of anyone’s political agenda, we are not empowered to court mass consequences we cannot predict, and we are not impaneled to add indefinitely to the growing list of subjects on which the states of our Union and the citizens of our country no longer have any meaningful say.
Disenfranchising the American people on this life and death subject would be the gravest and most serious of steps. It is their community, not ours. It is their safety, not ours. It is their lives, not ours. To say in the wake of so many mass shootings in so many localities across this country that the people themselves are now to be rendered newly powerless, that all they can do is stand by and watch as federal courts design their destiny—this would deliver a body blow to democracy as we have known it since the very founding of this nation.
In urging us to strike this legislation, appellants would impair the ability of government to act prophylactically. More and more under appellants’ view, preventive statutory action is to be judicially forbidden and we must bide our time until another tragedy is inflicted or irretrievable human damage has once more been done. Leaving the question of assault weapons bans to legislative competence preserves the latitude that representative governments enjoy in responding to changes in facts on the ground. Constitutionalizing this critical issue will place it in a freeze frame which only the Supreme Court itself could alter. The choice is ultimately one of flexibility versus rigidity, and beyond that, of whether conduct that has visited such communal bereavement across America will be left to the communal processes of democracy for resolution.
Students of two new distance learning programs at Texas A&M University School of Law might be separated by cities, states... READ MORE »
By KAREN CROUSE
Ernie Els drew social media fire by playing golf with President Trump, but an informal survey of P.G.A. players suggests most others would, too.