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Thinking Out Loud: The Heartbeat Bill

In Roe v. Wade, decided in January of 1973, the Supreme Court originally ruled that the decision as to whether to abort a child would be left to the mother until the third trimester, when the states could step in and regulate abortion.  Later in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) the Supreme Court replaced the

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Flynt Versus Falwell

As the Supreme Court has reaffirmed over the years, the “freedom of speech” protection in the First Amendment applies to all kinds of speech, including what might be called “pornographic speech,” the right to which was upheld this week (Feb. 24) in 1988.  In Hustler Magazine v Falwell, the court upheld the right of Hustler,

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Thinking Out Loud: Trump, Obama and DACA

In his State of The Union address in 1995, President Bill Clinton said, “All Americans, not only in the states most affected, but everywhere, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens in our country.”  In an address to the Senate in 2009, Senator Chuck Schumer declared “Illegal immigration is wrong.” When, during

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