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Anwar Al-Aulaki Killed

September 30, 2011

President Obama announced today that Anwar Al-Aulaki, an American/Yemeni leader of al-Qaeda, has been killed in Yemen.

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Under the Constitution May the United States Default on Existing Debt?

July 9, 2011

Some government officials have questioned whether in light of the Fourteenth Amendment Congress may refuse to raise the debt ceiling.  The real question is: "Does the Constitution permit the federal government to default on existing debt?

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Health care costs

June 1, 2011

Medicare is not sustainable, due to spiraling health care costs. Republicans successfully bashed Democrats last fall over the cost control measures in the Affordable Care Act (or "Obamacare," if you prefer); Democrats are successfully bashing Republicans right now over the voucher approach in the Ryan budget proposal. Neither is particularly responsible, in my view, nor [...]

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The Constitutionality of Military Action Against Libya

March 20, 2011

Is it constitutional for President Obama to have ordered military action against Libya without specific Congressional approval?

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Brennan's Vision of a New Dawn – Ahmadinejad Whistling Past the Graveyard

February 27, 2011

An American justice's and a Middle East dictator's thoughts on the spread of democracy.

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President Obama's Remarks on Egypt and Excerpt from Cairo Speech

February 1, 2011

     President Obama issued a statement earlier today on developments in Egypt.

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The Case of Anwar al-Awlaki v. Barack H. Obama

October 1, 2010

     Does a court have the power to enjoin the President from capturing or killing a senior member of al Qaeda who is in hiding in Yemen?

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Obama, McChrystal, Lincoln, and Key

June 24, 2010

     Columnists have compared President's Obama's dismissal of General Stanley McChrystal to Truman's dismissal of Douglas MacArthur.  I have another analogy: Lincoln's dismissal of Major John Key.

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President Obama Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Partners of Federal Employees

June 3, 2010

     The Washington Post reports today that the President has extended employment benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees.

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Adam Liptak – Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times

April 1, 2010

The University of Akron School of Lawâs Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility will offer its inaugural Journalism and the Law Lecture titled âCovering the Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporterâs Reflections.â The lecture will be given by Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent and columnist for The New [...]

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Adam Liptak – Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times

March 9, 2010

The University of Akron School of Lawâs Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility will offer its inaugural Journalism and the Law Lecture titled âCovering the Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporterâs Reflections.â The lecture will be given by Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent and columnist for The New [...]

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Richard Cheney and American Exceptionalism

December 10, 2009

     In a recent interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, former Vice-President Richard Cheney referred to President Barack Obama as "this guy who doesn't fully understand or share that view of American exceptionalism that I think most of us believe in," and stated that it would give "aid and comfort to the enemy" to try [...]

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