Obama vs. Us

By |2014-11-19T15:21:01-05:00November 19th, 2014|

Obama has used executive orders to change the law on several occasions. Ask yourself whether our Constitution permits the president to unilaterally change a law enacted by Congress.

The Meaning of the Constitution

By |2020-04-23T21:58:15-04:00September 17th, 2014|

The Constitution of the United States has endured for over two centuries. It remains the object of reverence for nearly all Americans and an object of admiration by peoples around the world.

ACRU Asks Supreme Court to Rule on Obamacare Exchange Subsidies

By |2014-09-04T16:46:02-04:00September 4th, 2014|

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) acted illegally when it issued an Obamacare rule allowing subsidies for health care insurance purchased in federal exchanges in states that declined to create their own exchanges, a brief filed Wednesday by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) argues.

ACRU: Court Gets It Mostly Right in NLRB Case

By |2014-06-26T15:23:03-04:00June 26th, 2014|

9-0 Ruling Says President Cannot Make “Recess Appointments” When Senate Is Not in Recess.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2014) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to rebuke President Obama for making executive recess appointments while the Senate was not in recess is a victory for the rule of law, American Civil Rights Union Chairman Susan A. Carleson said.

“Although the Court could have gone further to keep the Executive Branch from violating the Constitution in the future, as explained in concurring opinions by four conservative justices, the 9-0 ruling is still very welcome,” Carleson said. “Presidents cannot flout the law simply because they think […]

Judge Signals She'll Force Holder to Hand Over Fast & Furious Documents

By |2014-05-15T14:54:06-04:00May 15th, 2014|

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 15, 2014 on Breitbart.com.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was openly irritated both with Attorney General Eric Holder and with the U.S. House of Representatives over whether executive privilege allows Holder to withhold documents on Operation Fast and Furious. But she also signaled she would rule against Holder in part, making it likely that Congress — and the public — could learn the truth about a gun-running scandal that ended with a murdered federal agent.

Berman began today’s hearing in Washington, D.C.’s federal district court with an opening statement about this case […]

ACRU: IRS, U.S. Court Overreached on Obamacare Exchanges

By |2014-03-11T14:42:44-04:00March 11th, 2014|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2014) — In a brief filed Monday at the Fourth District U.S. Court of Appeals, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) argues that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ignored Congress on Obamacare and violated the constitutional separation of powers.

Even though the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes tax subsidies available only to individuals purchasing insurance through state exchanges, the IRS issued a rule opening subsidies to people who buy on federal exchanges. A U.S. District Court upheld the rule, ignoring the ACA’s clear language, according to the ACRU’s brief filed in conjunction with the Pacific Justice Institute […]

When You Give Liberals the Oval Office

By |2014-02-17T15:00:20-05:00February 17th, 2014|

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 14, 2014 on The Washington Times website.

On Presidents Day, we honor those men who helped start and guide our nation. Their leadership got us through the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Depression, two world wars and the Cold War.

Until recently, they all seemed to understand what makes America exceptional. But now, we’re not in Kansas anymore.

You know that clever ad by a satellite-dish company that shows what happens to a man who gets bored waiting for the cable guy?

As with the children’s books that began with […]

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