Tag Archive for U.S. Constitution

Gitmo Detainees win a round in the US Supreme Court

While I have no doubt that some of the detainees being held in at the US military facility in Guantanamo Bay deserve to be there, I also believe that holding anyone prisoner for six years without charges and without trial is something our Founding Fathers would recoil at learning. The US Supreme Court, on a…

CA-46: It’s Time to Retire Crazy Dana

So have you seen the crazy things happening with “Crazy Dana” lately? Have you heard what he’s said? Have you seen his voting record? Are you just tired of his overall history of craziness? Well, it’s not like we are obligated to suffer any longer. Debbie Cook is running, after all. And come on, doesn’t Debbie…

Yoo’s Torture Memo: Executive Authority is Absolute

A while back, we were able to get State Rep. Chuck DeVore to admit he saw nothing wrong with the US using waterboarding as a form of interrogation even though this country prosecuted Japanese officers for waterboarding American POWs. Last night’s Keith Olbermann program examined a torture memo written by Justice Department lawyer John Yoo.…

Impeachment 101

This just in from DFA-Orange County. Here’s an event you definitely don’t want to miss! Two leading US Constitutional scholars will explore impeachment during a community forum entitled Impeachment 101: How Impeachment Serves a Democracy, Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast and sponsored by the Office of Student Activities at Golden…

A Letter to the President on FISA

From the Speaker’s Office: “…in the remote possibility that a new terrorist organization emerges that we have never previously identified, the NSA could use existing authority under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor those communications…In an emergency, NSA or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may begin surveillance immediately, and a FISA Court…

Government/Corporate Partnership Gone Wild!

“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” – Benito Mussolini Talk about your public/private partnerships! This is scary. Forget the extra-constitutional power this gives an exclusive club of people for a minute… We’ve got Blackwater training to secure the county in the event of martial…

35 Years later, Roe v Wade still stands

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe V. Wade. And even though the Court decided in favor of protecting a woman’s right to choose, we are still fighting to keep the decision upheld. With the appointment of two new Supreme Court Justices and the imminent retirement of three or more…