Tenth Amendment Center

I recently noticed another nullification happening in the great Centennial State, and I think it provides a valuable lesson for all of us – deal with things in our own house! The Colorado effort I’m talking about is an effort by the sheriffs against the state government of Colorado. Normally, we don’t focus on efforts…

Anti-Surveillance Panel and a Chat with a Reporter Who Dislikes Us

Last night, I spoke on a really cool anti-surveillance panel with people from Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), ACLU of Southern California and Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. It was hosted by Restore The Fourth Los Angeles. I love speaking at events with Hamid Kahn of StopLAPDSpying. Where I’m usually considered the radical, Hamid keeps me in…

The Sixth Circuit hears oral argument today in U.S. v. Miller, the Amish beard-cutting case.  Jonathan Adler has this extended discussion: How the Justice Department is using the Commerce Clause to criminalize forcible beard cutting as a federal hate crime.  As he explains: According to the Justice Department, the defendants crimes are subject to federal prosecution under…

Three leading anti-NSA senators, Rand Paul (R-KY), Mark Udall (D-CO) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), recently penned an op/ed in the Los Angeles Times talking about the need for bipartisan reform to save the 4th Amendment and rein in government surveillance. They correctly identify the problems, but their solutions leave much to be desired. In their…

A strong statement for the Tenth and Second Amendments came out of a local Republican Party county convention in Washington state recently, proving efforts at the local level can yield results. On April 26, the Spokane County Republicans held their Platform Convention.  Originally intended as a four-hour event, the Convention lasted more than nine. When…