• Here's How Kavanaugh Has Applied the Constitution in Our High-Tech Era

    Here’s How Kavanaugh Has Applied the Constitution in Our High-Tech Era

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    The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court opened with fireworks Tuesday, as Democratic senators schemed to halt the hearing and liberal activists heckled lawmakers from the audience.

    What did Kavanaugh do to deserve such antics? He is, after all, supremely qualified—even the American Bar Association, long recognized as biased against conservative judicial nominees, says so.

    But as Heritage Foundation scholar Tom Jipping put it, the “debate over judicial appointments is really a debate over judicial power” and the role of judges in society. Kavanaugh does not subscribe to the “living Constitution” theory of jurisprudence or the belief espoused by some liberals: that judges should decide cases based on who is suing whom or on policy grounds rather than based on the law as written. READ MORE...

  • What That Alleged Drone Attack on Venezuela's Dictator Means for Americans

    What That Alleged Drone Attack on Venezuela’s Dictator Means for Americans

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    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was the target Saturday of an alleged assassination attempt carried out by two drones.

    If this was indeed a drone attack on a head of state, it is a wake-up call for policymakers and law enforcement officials everywhere.

    According to reports, two explosives-laden drones of a type commercially available and commonly used for aerial filmmaking detonated during the dictator’s remarks at a National Guard ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro was not harmed. READ MORE...

  • Supreme Court Gives States the Green Light to Clean Up Voter Rolls

    Supreme Court Gives States the Green Light to Clean Up Voter Rolls

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    Can a state take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of its voter rolls by removing people who have left the jurisdiction?

    On Monday, by a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court answered “yes,” affirming an Ohio law allowing for the removal of voters who have left the state.

    The opinion in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, written by Justice Samuel Alito, and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch, is a major win for voters, who have an interest not only in ensuring that states offer sufficient opportunities to register, but also that they take steps to ensure the integrity of the electoral process. READ MORE...

  • Add These Voter Fraud Cases to the Growing List

    Add These Voter Fraud Cases to the Growing List

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    Despite the lack of media coverage, evidence of election fraud continues to mount.

    This week, The Heritage Foundation added 26 new entries to its election fraud database, bringing the searchable ledger to a total of 1,132 proven instances of election fraud. That includes 983 cases that ended in a criminal conviction, 48 that led to civil penalties, 79 where defendants were enrolled in a diversion program, and 22 cases of official or judicial findings of fraud.

    Americans should be alarmed. These entries represent irrefutable evidence that fraud has impacted elections in 47 states, and across all levels of government. READ MORE...

  • Due Process Rights Could Make a Comeback in Tennessee Thanks to This Bill

    Due Process Rights Could Make a Comeback in Tennessee Thanks to This Bill

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    Americans pride themselves on a commitment to due process rights. We hold criminal defendants “innocent until proven guilty,” and believe that everyone should have his day in court.

    Yet, thanks to civil forfeiture laws, many innocent people have had their cash and property seized without ever being charged with a crime, and with few legal protections to rely on.

    Thankfully, this may soon change in Tennessee, where a bill advancing through the Legislature would take a first step toward reforming the state’s civil forfeiture laws. READ MORE...

  • The Only Misleading Claim About Voter Fraud: 'It Doesn't Exist'

    The Only Misleading Claim About Voter Fraud: ‘It Doesn’t Exist’

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    At the heart of democracy lies not just the right to vote, but the right to vote in a free and fair election. After all, what incentive do voters have to cast ballots if they have no faith in the integrity of the process or the accuracy of the outcome?

    That is why, last year, President Donald Trump established the bipartisan Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Its mandate was to investigate all manner of threats and challenges confronting the American electoral system and to propose solutions Congress and the states would be free to adopt, amend, or reject. READ MORE...

  • Why Dissolving the Election Fraud Commission Is a True Loss for the Nation

    Why Dissolving the Election Fraud Commission Is a True Loss for the Nation

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    This week, the White House announced the sudden, disappointing news that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was being dissolved.

    Liberal advocacy groups, which for months have worked to obstruct the group’s efforts to examine the integrity and security of the ballot box, ecstatically declared victory. But their win is a loss for the nation, which remains blind to the true breadth and scope of fraud in American elections.

    As if to emphasize that point, The Heritage Foundation has once again added a slew of new cases to its election fraud database. READ MORE...