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Judicial Reform

The judicial branch of government has overstepped its bounds and increasingly ignores the precepts of common law.

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Top Ten SCOTUS Cases for Economic Freedom

Marbury v. Madison (1803) This case is the origination of judicial review: the principle that the Supreme Court has the authority to strike down or uphold the constitutionality of laws. This power does not appear in the Constitution—but the consequences affect the entire history of the United States. Read more here.

03/17/2014
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Educating Activists on the Role of the Judiciary

FreedomWorks Foundation has launched a new educational program to educate our activists on the role of the judiciary and its important check on legislative and executive branch power. In addition to the new issue page and new courses for FreedomWorks University, we are including an activist education program to highlight this important issue. Recently FreedomWorks Foundation sponsored a series of talks in South Carolina and Florida that examined the role of the judiciary and the dangers of a judicial branch that fails to check the power of the other branches of government.

03/12/2014
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President Obama is Standing on Standing

The U.S. Constitution attempted to create a blueprint for government that includes three co-equal branches of government: the executive branch, the legislative branch, and the judiciary. While the legislature enacts laws and the executive branch implements those laws, the judiciary has the important role of checking any overreach by both the executive and legislative branches. These checks and balances are what protected the new constitutional republic from the tyranny of majority rule.

03/12/2014
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"The passing of the Affordable Care Act stands as one of the largest expansions of the unconstitutional administrative state in the country\u2019s history. Since the Progressive Era, the United States has been steadily drifting away from the founding-era principles of republicanism, separation of powers, and respect for the rule of law and towards an ever-expanding and overreaching government no longer abiding by its constitutional limits. Congress has repeatedly delegated its legislative authority to independent agencies and departments removed from the political process, while the judicial branch looks the other way."
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ObamaCare and the Ever-Expanding Administrative State

The passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as ObamaCare, stands as one of the largest expansions of the unconstitutional administrative state in the country’s history. Since the Progressive Era, the United States has been steadily drifting away from the founding-era principles of republicanism, separation of powers, and respect for the rule of law and towards an ever-expanding and overreaching government no longer abiding by its constitutional limits. Congress has repeatedly delegated its legislative authority to independent agencies and departments removed from the political process, while the judicial branch looks the other way.

03/06/2014
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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Greenhouse Gases

A critical case was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court late February that has major implications for the electric utility industry and future efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The case is called Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA and it will determine whether or not the EPA acted legally when it granted itself the authority to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary emitters such as power plants.

03/05/2014
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"When most people think of laws today, they think of legislation passed by Congress. Yet, the primary source of law that governs society today developed from common law and court cases. Today, case law is secondary to statutory law set down by federal and state legislators. As a result, the United States is burdened with a massive amount of unnecessary legislation."
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Deterioration of the Legal System

When most people think of laws today, they think of legislation passed by Congress. Yet, the primary source of law that governs society today developed from common law. In a common law legal system, laws are developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals, rather than by legislation. A majority of the rules of contract law, tort law, property law, and criminal law evolved from common law, while legislation served to simply codify decisions or fill in areas not covered by case law.

03/05/2014
"The Common Law Advantage"
"Without question, the U.S. legal system, from the structure and operations of the judicial branch to the governing laws of the nation, was founded in the common law legal tradition. Americans owe much of the economic prosperity they've enjoyed to this fact."
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The Common Law Advantage

Without question, the U.S. legal system, from the structure and operations of the judicial branch to the governing laws of the nation, was founded in the common law legal tradition. Common law, for those unfamiliar with the concept, is law that develops organically over time and is based on the accepted customs and shared values of a society. More specific to its history, common law was developed in England as it emerged from the Middle Ages, where the legal systems of the disparate regions were united by royal decrees and the decisions of judges based not on the wisdom of the given monarch or judge, but on previous decisions made in other legal cases.

03/05/2014
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Yup, We're Suing the NSA

FreedomWorks, Rand Paul, and Ken Cuccinelli have filed a class action lawsuit against President Obama and a host of other people involved in the National Security Agency (NSA) domestic spying program. “FreedomWorks is participating in this suit on behalf of our community of 6 million citizens nationwide, along with any American who has a phone,” FreedomWorks President Kibbe said at the press conference. “If you use a phone, you should care about this case.”

02/26/2014
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Podcast

Julie Borowski on the NSA, IRS and Repressing Political Speech

02/21/2014
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Op-ed Placement

As His ACA Implodes, Obama Makes It Up—Illegally

The patchwork quilt that is ObamaCare remains a work in progress, with recent news that President Obama once again has extended the employer mandate deadline for certain businesses, this time pushing the enforcement date comfortably beyond the next election cycle. The latest delay has created heartburn even among Democrat supporters of the health care law. But President Obama's regulatory rollercoaster is indicative of a larger problem in Washington: the emergence of the administrative state, with the government increasingly becoming a third party to what used to be private transactions.

02/14/2014

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