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Madison’s Last Veto

Madison’s Last Veto

Originally posted on The Federalist Society Blog In 1796, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to James Madison, in part questioning whether Congress’s enumerated constitutional authority to “establish Post Offices and post...
Impeachability: The Conventional Standard

Impeachability: The Conventional Standard

Originally posted on The Federalist Society Blog Outside of the phrase “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” the Constitution does not offer much guidance on what we might consider an impeachable offense. Luckily, the Founders’ debates at the...
Healing through Bipartisan Electoral College Reform

Healing through Bipartisan Electoral College Reform

Originally posted on The Federalist Society Blog The Electoral College, as outlined in Article II of the Constitution and the Twelfth Amendment, was designed by the Founders to prevent “tumult and disorder” in presidential elections, as well as “cabal, intrigue, and...
The Reindeer Rule: Lynch and Allegheny Explained

The Reindeer Rule: Lynch and Allegheny Explained

(Originally posted on The Federalist Society Blog) Rudolph, on this holiday, won’t you save the town display? In Lynch v. Donnelly (1984), the Supreme Court upheld a city’s Nativity scene, or “creche,” against an Establishment Clause challenge. Five...