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Article 2, Section 2, of the United States Constitution defines one of a handful of powers the President has: “He shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” The reason for the exclusion in cases of impeachment is because

In this day and age, many believe that “hate speech” must be controlled or censored by someone or some group.  Unfortunately, due to the ignorance of so many in our country, terms like “control” and “regulate” ipso facto refer to government control and government regulation. Perhaps you are a constitutionally-minded

“If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought — not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.”— Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes There was a

Judge Andrew Napolitano spoke up on the ongoing issue with companies like Google and Facebook censoring people’s comments and ideas based on what they claim are hate speech and he comes down on the side of free markets and free speech, and expels the myth that businesses and individuals are in

WASHINGTON, DC — Denouncing the now widespread tactic employed by police departments, big and small, of spying on Americans via their cell phones with little to no oversight, The Rutherford Institute is asking the United States Supreme Court to require police agencies to secure a warrant before executing a cell

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — In a resounding victory for the First Amendment right to free speech, a federal court has ruled that government officials cannot prevent activists who espouse highly controversial views from protesting in a historic downtown park, while allowing counterdemonstrators access to parks in the vicinity. In granting a

The Rutherford Institute is calling on officials in Glen Rock, Penn., to withdraw an order to an active-duty naval officer to cease and desist playing “Taps” on a sound system on his five-acre residential property or face a criminal fine of $300. Lt. Commander Joshua Corney was informed that his

The mayor of Portland, Oregon called for the revocation of permits for a “March Against Shariah” because the content of the presentation is “untimely.” Here are the Facts: The rally was to be on federal property within the city of Portland, so the federal government must issue the permits. The rally

The Ninth Amendment, also known as the “silent” Amendment, says “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” What does this mean? What makes the Ninth Amendment unique is that it guarantees protection of all our rights

  “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and