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The Constitution

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Immigration

Immigration issues have dogged the 2012 campaign as Hispanic voters are a key group in several swing states. Polling data for Hispanics can be found at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/a-silver-lining-for-republicans-in-the-latino-vote/2012/06/25/gJQAQ7RD2V_blog.html The recent SCOTUS decision on SB 1070 has put Romney in a difficult position as he had previously stated that Arizona could provide a ‘model’ for other states. … Continue reading

Amendment 1: North Carolina

North Carolinia has voted to pass Amendment One outlawing gay marriage in the state. A good example of direct democracy in the USA/ civil rights. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/09/north-carolina-passes-amendment-1

Another piece on the NDAA

If you found yesterday’s post about the NDAA interesting here is a more detailed account of the same story by the Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-signs-defense-bill-pledges-to-maintain-legal-rights-of-terror-suspects/2011/12/31/gIQATzbkSP_story.html

Civil Liberties and Signing Statements

If ever a story was made for Unit 4 this is it. You have Presidential Power, conflicting (or not) Presidential styles, broken Presidential promises on legislation and signing statements, abuse of the constitution and violations of civil liberties all rolled nicely into an NDAA shaped packaged… This has been doing the rounds of the left … Continue reading