• Byrd v. United States [SCOTUSbrief]
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    Byrd v. United States [SCOTUSbrief]

    The parties in this case are Terrence Byrd and the United States government. In September of 2014, Byrd’s at-the-time girlfriend and mother of his children had rented a vehicle from Avis, a rental car company. Byrd had been granted permission from Latasha Reed and given the car keys to drive the vehicle. Byrd had been driving on a highway when an officer pulled Byrd over for a traffic violation and asked for his license and the rental car agreement. In the rental car agreement, Byrd was not listed as an authorized driver. The officer then asked Byrd if he had any contraband within the vehicle. Byrd conceded that he did…

  • Research Snapshot: Jamila Michener
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    Research Snapshot: Jamila Michener

    The main thing that I wanted to show in the book was that social policies like Medicaid are very different in different places. There are places where as a Medicaid beneficiary you can have access to a generous program that allows you to see doctors, to get your health care needs met, and to do so with relatively little fanfare, and there are other places where it’s very difficult if not impossible to get care and to gain access. And that difference is determined by policy and it means the world for Medicaid beneficiaries, and it also means a lot for how they think about politics and government. One of…

  • Mr. Klevs Bill of Rights
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    Mr. Klevs Bill of Rights

    teach me the bill of ri-i-ights let’s learn all ten toni-i-ight maybe we should start with amendment 1 it’s freedom of reli-i-i-igion, freedom of speech and pre-e-e-ess plus we have the right to pro-o-test and next i will teach you amendment 2 the right to bear arms, have weapons on you amendment 3, says soldiers can’t go in your home they have to ask first; you can still say no, so don’t think you have to, they can’t push right past you understand that things are a little bit better when you know this ohhh so won’t you teach me the bill of ri-i-ights let’s learn all ten toni-i-ight there…

  • The Federalist Papers | Federalist No. 45
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    The Federalist Papers | Federalist No. 45

    FEDERALIST No. 45. The Alleged Danger From the Powers of the Union to the State Governments. Considered For the Independent Journal. Saturday, January 26, 1788 MADISON To the People of the State of New York: HAVING shown that no one of the powers transferred to the federal government is unnecessary or improper, the next question to be considered is, whether the whole mass of them will be dangerous to the portion of authority left in the several States. The adversaries to the plan of the convention, instead of considering in the first place what degree of power was absolutely necessary for the purposes of the federal government, have exhausted themselves…

  • The Federalist Papers | Federalist No. 41
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    The Federalist Papers | Federalist No. 41

    FEDERALIST No. 41. General View of the Powers Conferred by The Constitution For the Independent Journal. Saturday, January 19, 1788 MADISON To the People of the State of New York: THE Constitution proposed by the convention may be considered under two general points of view. The FIRST relates to the sum or quantity of power which it vests in the government, including the restraints imposed on the States. The SECOND, to the particular structure of the government, and the distribution of this power among its several branches. Under the FIRST view of the subject, two important questions arise: 1. Whether any part of the powers transferred to the general government…

  • Globalization and the law – Justice Antonin Scalia (2009)
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    Globalization and the law – Justice Antonin Scalia (2009)

    I’m happy to be here at the American Academy partly because I think so highly of the American Academy. All the more highly since I’ve seen it in operation in the time I’ve been here. But also because I was a personal friend of Lloyd Cutler and I’m happy to play a part in honoring him. He was indeed the last of the lawyers movers and shakers in Washington. I think we miss so that kind of person. I have to preface my remarks by stating the obvious that the views I express are not necessarily those of the government of the United States. I speak as a legal scholar…

  • Government of Australia
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    Government of Australia

    The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, also referred to as the Australian Government, Commonwealth Government or the Federal Government is the federal democratic administrative authority of Australia. The Commonwealth of Australia, a federal constitutional monarchy under a parliamentary democracy, was formed in 1901 as a result of an agreement among six self-governing British colonies, which became the six states. The terms of this contract are embodied in the Australian Constitution, which was drawn up at a Constitutional Convention and ratified by the people of the colonies at referendums. The structure of the Australian Government may be examined in light of two distinct concepts, namely federalism and the separation of…

  • Adam Ruins Everything – How America Created the “Model Minority” Myth | truTV
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    Adam Ruins Everything – How America Created the “Model Minority” Myth | truTV

    Boy, I’m sure glad we left the pool party, Trey. Math homework is way more fun! Computer, that’s the first thing you’ve ever said that doesn’t add up. (canned laughter) You’re so studious, Computer. Trey, you could learn a thing or two from his people. They’re very wise. (canned laughter) Whoa, time out! (whistle blowing) Here we go again! TV and movies are rampant with Asian stereotypes. Especially the idea that Asian people are some kind of “model minority.” Smart, successful, polite, obedient, and of course, inherently good at math. What’s the big deal? Those are all compliments. Well, these “compliments” actually originated in a government propaganda campaign. And not…

  • Right to Tweet? Social Media & Employment Law [POLICYbrief]
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    Right to Tweet? Social Media & Employment Law [POLICYbrief]

    Social media has definitely changed the workplace and the relationship between employers and employees. The legal rights for at-will employees, this is becoming a trickier area for both employees and employers. The days of, “Oh, it’s at-will employment, and as a private sector employee, you check your First Amendment rights at the door when you come in here,” those days are gone. The National Labor Relations Act provides almost all employees the right to engage in concerted, protected activity, and I always say that that kind of gives employees the right to moan and complain about the workplace amongst each other. So if they’re talking to other employees it’s concerted…

  • New Gun Legislation Announcement Expected, Trump’s Stance Unclear
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    New Gun Legislation Announcement Expected, Trump’s Stance Unclear

    18 MONTHS OF FREE CREDIT MONITORING FOR ANYONE AFFECTED. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE NEW GUN LEGISLATION THIS WEEK. WHERE THE PRESIDENT STANDS ON GUN CONTROL IS UNCLEAR. HERE IS CBS 2’S CHRISTINA FAN. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS POISED TO TAKE ACTION ON GUN CONTROL MEETING WITH HIS TOP ADVISORS THIS WEEK, SAYING HE IS WORKING WITH BOTH PARTIES ON A PROPOSAL. IT SEEMS LIKE THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING AND I THINK THAT I CAN SPEAK FOR REPUBLICAN. THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING. THE SOMETHING IS STILL ILLUSIVE. AFTER RECENT MASS SHOOTING IN DAYTON, OHIO, AND EL PASO, TEXAS, THE PRESIDENT EXPRESSED SOME OPENNESS TO EXPANDING…