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Does the U.S. Constitution Exclude Blacks from Its Civil Rights Protections?

Does the U.S. Constitution Exclude Blacks from Its Civil Rights Protections?

By Keith Hardine A Black History Month Essay: Frederick Douglass, a former slave once stated that: “There is no negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty, honor, and patriotism enough, to live up to their own Constitution.”  . This was quite a radical statement coming from a former slave who lived […]

Port Hueneme: Councilman Hensley strikes back with constitutional rights abridgement lawsuit

Port Hueneme: Councilman Hensley strikes back with constitutional rights abridgement lawsuit

By George Miller Port Hueneme Council-censured Member Jim Hensley has filed a complaint against Mayor Tom Figg, former Deputy City Manager Carmen Nichols and the city, for 1st and 14th Amendment right of free speech abridgement, per a press release received today. A press conference announced only this morning was scheduled to take place at […]

When is Dreamer/Green Carder deportation legally justified?

When is Dreamer/Green Carder deportation legally justified?

By Richard A. Nixon An important case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court is Lynch v. Dimaya.     Mr. Dimaya is a non-citizen, here legally with a “green card.” Further he has been twice convicted in California of first-degree burglary. First degree burglary is burglary of a residence and is counted as a strike. It […]

The 14th Amendment and self-deportation

The 14th Amendment and self-deportation

By Richard A. Nixon There has been much in the news of late regarding immigration and the feasible of deporting “13 million people” and that there is “no way’ this can be done. Please consider the following:   The 14th Amendment (14th/A) defines citizenship as follows:   “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and […]

Jim Crow is Alive and Well and Attending the University of Texas

Jim Crow is Alive and Well and Attending the University of Texas

By Thomas L. Knapp On June 23, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of “race-conscious admissions” at America’s state-operated colleges and universities. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, holds that the form of racial discrimination known as “affirmative action” is lawful under the 14th […]

Interpretation vs. Rewriting — The Constitution and Absolute Rights

Interpretation vs. Rewriting — The Constitution and Absolute Rights

By Richard A.Nixon, Esq There are those who argue that each Justice of the Supreme Court may, indeed is required to, consider their own subjective values in interpreting the U.S. Constitution. The argument begins by suggesting that the Constitution was intentionally written in broad, open-ended language and that the Court has interpreted this to mean that the […]

The 14th Amendment- Then and Now

The 14th Amendment- Then and Now

By Richard A. Nixon, J.D. Law   The U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1789. It created the federal government, composed of three coequal and limited branches. The role of the judicial officer is to effectuate the intention of the legislature, i.e., the judicial officer must apply the laws as written to the facts of the matter […]

Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage:  A Call to Christians to engage culture

Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage:  A Call to Christians to engage culture

Today’s Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, invalidates gay marriage bans in more than a dozen states and upholds that the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples is a historic decision that is also a call to Christians “to engage the culture” in their […]

The Fourteenth Amendment Does Not Mandate Same-Sex Marriage

The Fourteenth Amendment Does Not Mandate Same-Sex Marriage

    By Herbert W. Titus and William J. Olson Within the month, the nation will receive the opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court as to whether the U.S. Constitution requires all of the states to jettison their domestic laws and sanction same-sex marriage. Numerous federal judges have so ruled, and most states have simply […]