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Opinion | Impeachment Does Not ‘Overturn’ an Election – The New York Times

The founders were extremely clear about the importance of dealing with the abuse of executive power. As House Democrats ramp up their impeachment investigation into President Trump, an increasingly vocal charge from the president’s supporters (and the White House) is that the House is attempting to “overturn” the results of …

Terror Watch List Finally Reined In – Bloomberg

History will someday find it outrageous that it took 18 years to protect people’s right to travel unmolested. In an important constitutional decision, a federal district court in Virginia has held that the government must give people on the Terrorist Screening Database, better known as the “watch list,” the opportunity to …

The Constitutional System Is Not Built to Resist Trump’s Defiance of Congress | The New Yorker

Our constitutional system never contemplated a President like Donald Trump. The Framers anticipated friction among the three branches of government, which has been a constant throughout our history, but the Trump White House has now established a complete blockade against the legislative branch, thwarting any meaningful oversight. The system, it …

The f-word case: Supreme Court weighs whether ‘scandalous’ trademarks violate free speech – The Washington Post

A squeamish Supreme Court did not need to hear the “f-word” or an explicit racial slur to understand the linguistic minefield it was entering Monday when considering a free-speech challenge to the federal law forbidding registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks. “I don’t want to go through the examples,” Justice …