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Ted Cruz, Sex Toys, and the Constitution

Gage Skidmore / Flickr.comIn 2007 Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to reject a constitutional challenge to the state's ban on the sale of sex toys. "There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one's genitals for non-m...

Can Trump stop Mueller?

Washington (CNN) Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to lead the Russia probe in May caught President Donald Trump by surprise. He was given no heads up and, according to The New York Times, said, " what the hell is this all about ?" Since that time, Trump has calle...

The Latest: Wray says Russia inquiry is not a witch hunt

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the Senate hearing on Christopher Wray's nomination as FBI director (all times local): 11:30 a.m. President Donald Trump's pick for FBI director says he does not consider special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation a "witch hunt." Chri...

POLL: Is Christopher Wray a Good Fit for FBI Director?

This Wednesday, FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray held his confirmation hearing while taking questions from the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. During his hearing, Wray was asked many things, including how he will resist pressure from the White House, his thoughts...

The Latest: FBI pick says Russia probe not a "witch hunt"

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Senate hearing on Christopher Wray's nomination as FBI director (all times local): The lawyer picked by President Trump to lead the FBI says he does not beli...

The Latest: Wray doesn't recall input on 'torture memos'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate hearing on Christopher Wray's nomination as FBI director (all times local): FBI director nominee Christopher Wray says he has no recollection of prov...

FBI Nominee Christopher Wray Grilled By Senate Judiciary

Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to be the next director of the FBI, faced the Senate Judiciary Committee’s questions Wednesday at his first confirmation hearing.Should he be confi...

Trump FBI pick Christopher Wray promises to act based on 'the impartial pursuit of justice'

Christopher Wray, the nominee to be the next FBI director, pledged loyalty the Consitution and "the impartial pursuit of justice." "I will never allow the FBI's work to be driven by anything oth...

Martial law untruths

A nation’s thoughts turn to Marawi City, even as fears about the possible consequences of the declaration of martial law rise in the hearts of many. These fears are not, as some Mindanao-based ...

Balkinization: Constitutional Rot and Constitutional Crisis

No one could accuse Donald Trump’s presidency of being boring.  The first hundred days have careened wildly through scandals, revelations, outrages, and fracturing of political norms. Every ti...

What Constitutional Crisis?

Trump's firing of Comey does not fit the bill, but there was a president whose entire strategy was to cause such crisis. When Donald J. Trump was sworn in as our nation’s 45th president, Democ...

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