Supreme Court

  Patrick Wyrick, A native of Atoka, Oklahoma, has been working and living in Oklahoma City. He is, in fact; the Solicitor General for the state of Oklahoma.   But the Oklahoma Constitution mandates that the 9 justices should collectively represent all areas of the state.  In fact, when Steven Taylor, perhaps the most “strict-constructionist” of the justices, retired; the founding text mandates that a qualified attorney or judge from that same 2nd court district should r […]

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Trump tweet of the week: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do, there must be consequences, perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail!” The Huffington Post reported that most people think President-elect The Donald goes too far. They think flag burners should keep their citizenship. However, they’re cool with

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I have been vigorously recommending that President-elect Trump replace Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). I still think that replacing Director Cordray is necessary for reasons I’ve enumerated elsewhere; but on Friday the CFPB filed a petition for a rehearing of a…

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“A lady asked Dr. Franklin, ‘Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy — ‘A republic,’ replied the Doctor, ‘f you can keep it.” Anonymous, from Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 “Come let us reason together…” Isa 1:18     Fellow Michiganders, Those who know me personally know I …

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People keep telling me I need to vote for Donald Trump because of Supreme Court justices. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about that. If I care about the Constitution and limited federal power, I have to vote for Donald Trump no matter how bad he might seem because of the…

gavel-down  All 9 justices agreed that the legislature again violated the 1-subject mandate in the Oklahoma Constitution, when the abortion industry regulations were passed, last Spring.  The law focuses on four abortion-related points:minors and parental consent;tissue preservation;inspection of clinics; legal liability for abortion providers.  The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights challenged the law and the state’s highest court subsequently b […]

(In honor of Constitution Day, September 17th — which is observed today — we are reprising this post from April 26th, 2013, on CMFA Academic Advisor Richard Timberlake’s book Constitutional Money.) That’s what Dick Timberlake originally planned to call the fantastic book that Cambridge University Press has recently published…

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In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain a legal principle known as the anti-commandeering doctrine that puts a Supreme Court stamp of approval on James Madison’s blueprint to stop federal overreach through state non-cooperation. Last week, I talked about James Madison’s blueprint to stop federal overreach, involving a refusal to cooperate with…