Justice Clarence Thomas vs. Jeffrey Toobin

by Ellis Washington -- But what I believe is that if a person's individual rights or right to be a part of our economic system is violated under statute [e.g., Obamacare], we more…

John Marshall's fascist jurisprudence

by Ellis Washington -- It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department [the judicial branch] to say what the law is. – Chief Justice John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison more…

The 4 Horsemen and Obamacare

by Ellis Washington -- Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? – [Who guards the guardians?] ~ Juvenal [caption id="attachment_154315" align="alignright" width="228" caption="Newspaper cartoon "The Last Fortress" Feb. 25, 1937"][/caption] In 1857, the pseudo-constitutionalism of more…

How FDR's Supremes enabled Obamacare

by Ellis Washington -- In the wake of New Deal era Supreme Court jurisprudence it has become clear that Congress has acquired the authority to regulate private economic activity in a manner more…

The shadow power behind the Supreme Court

by Ellis Washington -- [caption id="attachment_141925" align="alignright" width="251" caption="Japanese American Internment Center"][/caption] In the 16th and 17th centuries, Lutherans spoke of a mysterious "black pope" or "shadow pope" who they believed was more…

The slaves of Justice Roger B. Taney

by Ellis Washington -- [The negro] has no rights which the white man is bound to respect.   ~ Justice Roger B. Taney, Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) The pre-born baby has more…

Justice Blackmun and the machinery of death

by Ellis Washington -- From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death. ~ Justice Harry Blackmun, dissent "Callins v. Collins" (1994) President Obama's naked frontal attack more…

Justice Ginsburg's diabolical lineage

by Ellis Washington -- "I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That more…