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The Constitution…Be Careful What You Wish For

Posted on April 16, 2014

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I’ve discussed before the trouble with relying on the Constitution when making arguments for this or that policy, particularly among libertarians. There is a great irony in seeing those that deride “statism” stand side-by-side with a document that created one of the largest, most overreaching states in the history of the world. Before the Constitution, […]

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Non-Disparagement Clauses Can Reduce Citizen’s Free Speech

Posted on March 21, 2014

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By signing on the dotted line, or agreeing to those endless terms of service, some customers are unwittingly giving away their right to free speech. Specifically, the right to write negative online reviews. Experts say that more companies from wedding photographers to dentists are slipping non-disparagement clauses (and other language that prevents consumers from writing […]

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Egypt Votes on Constitution; Judiciary Most Likely to Benefit

Posted on January 14, 2014

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Egyptians began voting on a draft for their country’s constitution Tuesday morning, a vote that is expected to give the judiciary expanded authority at a time when judges have been at the center of a crackdown on Islamists. The referendum’s opening was marred by an explosion outside a courthouse in the Cairo suburb of Imbaba, […]

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A Constitutional Debt Default

Written by Robert Murphy on October 17, 2013

Nope. Or at least, I have as much authority in saying that, as the bloggers and pundits who claim otherwise. Here’s what the relevant section from the Fourteenth Amendment says: Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for […]

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