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2017’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby – WalletHub Study

2017’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby – WalletHub Study

With August being one of the most popular months for newborn arrival and Americans paying the highest birthing costs in the world, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby. To determine the most ideal places in the U.S. for parents and their newborns, WalletHub’s […]

2017’s Strictest & Most Lenient States on DUI – WalletHub Report

2017’s Strictest & Most Lenient States on DUI – WalletHub Report

With drunk driving resulting in roughly 1 million arrests, 10,000 deaths and $44 billion in economic damage each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released an in-depth report on 2017’s Strictest & Most Lenient States on DUI. In the interest of underscoring the financial downsides of driving drunk, WalletHub compared the penalties in each of […]

States File Legal Challenge Maintaining Trump EPA Must Fight Global Warming

States File Legal Challenge Maintaining Trump EPA Must Fight Global Warming

A coalition of states filed a legal challenge Wednesday against the Trump administration’s decision to roll back a slew of Obama-era climate regulations. The legal motion comes after Trump signed an executive order targeting climate change regulations ushered in by former President Barack Obama. The New York-led group of states argue Trump’s Environmental Protections Agency […]

Conservatives, GOP Committee Chairs Back Away From Bill Allowing States That Like Obamacare to Keep Obamacare

Conservatives, GOP Committee Chairs Back Away From Bill Allowing States That Like Obamacare to Keep Obamacare

PHILADELPHIA–Republican leaders in Congress appear to be backing away from a plan supported by four GOP senators that would’ve kept Obamacare in place for states that like the law. According to a senior Republican aide, GOP committee chairmen, as well as conservative lawmakers, are moving against the bill introduced earlier this week by Republican Sens. […]

Truth in adjudication

Truth in adjudication

By Richard A. Nixon One hears much about truth in lending, truth in advertising, etc. but remarkably little about truth in adjudication. Consider the following: In the field of criminal law, much is heard in numerous “police shows” about Miranda rights and the failure of the police or appropriate authorities to accord one the rights […]

The Bill of Rights vs Freedom

The Bill of Rights vs Freedom

By Richard A. Nixon The Bill of Rights (BofR) was ratified in 1791, two years subsequent to the Constitution (C) in the main. The C granted the legislature power under Article I; specifically Article I, § 8, which is a list of 17 express powers and 1 implied power, the latter, referred to as the […]

The Founders’ Word: Void

The Founders’ Word: Void

When it comes to limits of federal power under the Constitution, the view of many Founding Fathers fits under the same theme. That is, federal acts outside of the Constitution are null and void. Oliver Ellsworth, the Supreme Court’s third Chief Justice, put it this way during the ratification debates: “If the United States go […]

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 […]

Cartoonist Chip Bok: No Sanctuary for Kate Steinle

Cartoonist Chip Bok: No Sanctuary for Kate Steinle

Cartoonist Chip Bok: DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Cartoonist Chip Bok: DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
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