• 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…

  • Bill of Rights (AP NSL ROCKS project)
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    Bill of Rights (AP NSL ROCKS project)

    The first amendment is comprised Of liberties, gov’rnmnt recognized One of which is the freedom of speech And freedom of the press Freedom of assembly for no distress Freedom of association toooo The second amendment states clearlyyy that guuns are leeegalll The third amendment makes it illegal to quarter troops But only during pe-e-e-eace timeeee The fourth amendment prevents From not having a warrant While doing search and seizure The fifth amendment says No self incrimination No double jeopardy but have due process The sixth amendment sets the rights for coooourrtt caases Assistance of counsel for all, a faiiirrr trial too Speedy trial and impartial jury The seventh amendment says…

  • Texas becomes #11 to join Convention of States!
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    Texas becomes #11 to join Convention of States!

    A hero is born when they act in the best interests of others over self. A group is calling for action to take back power from Washington, D.C. We have very little time left financially. Politicians, once they get in, they don’t ever want to leave. Washington will never reform itself. Virtually every sphere of our lives these days is affected by government. We now live under the consent of the appointed, not the consent of the governed. They know the country’s a mess, but they don’t know what to do about it. The Founding Fathers did give We the People the power to do something, so we’re doing it.…