DOJ's inspector general has uncovered at least $100 million of Justice Department funds that were questionably spent.
Federal law, since 1974, generally prohibits exporting American oil, but that law violates the Export Clause, which provides that Congress can impose “No Tax or Duty” “on Articles exported from any State.”
Could Congress impose an...
It has now been four years and two election cycles since the Supreme Court delivered its bombshell decision in the Citizens United case, and the damage to our democracy and to the public’s faith in its elected officials has been staggering....
In a twist of Shakespearean irony, it appears that the highest court in the land is about to declare that recess appointments made a president who campaigned on his expertise as a constitutional law professor, were unconstitutional.
The government can subpoena pretty much anything we store online – business plans, financial records, calendars, diaries, photographs – without a warrant and without good reason to believe a crime is being committed.
If a defendant facing a ten-year minimum sentence has two prior drug convictions, the prosecutors can transform his sentence into life.
For Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), and Mark Begich (D-Alaska), saying one thing in the home state and doing the opposite in Washington, D.C. has been a routine occurrence.
It’s time to change our country’s extreme sentencing laws that destroy lives and waste taxpayer dollars with no benefit to public safety. We need the Smarter Sentencing Act to make our criminal justice system smarter, fairer, and more humane.
The sexual assault epidemic in today’s military is appalling and threatens the safety of all of our brave men and women who put their lives on the line to defend our nation. In a nation that has been at war for over 12 years, it significantly undercuts military readiness.
With the nation’s prison population increasing 800 percent since 1990 and 25 percent of the Department of Justice’s budget committed to federal prison costs, it’s clearly time to try something new.