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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...
The New Guards’ Post-Trump Roundtable

The New Guards’ Post-Trump Roundtable

Now that the Trump presidency is over, here’s a look back with a few of the New Guards: How do you feel now that the Trump presidency is over? Jacob Hibbard: Exhausted. These last four years have felt like almost constant drama. Having to alternate between...
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...