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Celebrate Liberty Month - Debate, Discuss and Decide

The Federalist Society and The Washington Times celebrate Liberty Month with a collection of essays every day covering principles to preserve freedom, the separation of governmental powers and the Constitution.

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Celebrate Liberty Month: The Courts as Guardians of Liberty

Our nation was founded on the fundamental democratic principle, proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, that the only legitimate form of government is one that derives its "just powers from the consent of the governed."

Celebrate Liberty Month: Law and innovation

In this age of accelerating technology, there is no more important policy than to encourage innovation. Innovation is the primary source of economic growth.

Celebrate Liberty Month: A duty to fight for federalism

What has your state attorney general done for you recently? If he or she isn't keeping an eye on whether the federal government is overstepping its bounds, you may want to start paying closer attention to what your AG is doing.

Mark A. Behrens

CELEBRATE LIBERTY MONTH: Regulation by litigation

In 1998, coordinated Medicaid recoupment litigation against the tobacco industry by over forty state attorneys general, working with private contingency fee law firms, resulted in a landmark $246 billion Master Settlement Agreement with marketing restrictions on tobacco products.

Celebrate Liberty Month: ISIL, war powers, and the Constitution

On July 11, 2014, Representative Jim McGovern rose on the House floor in support of a resolution to prohibit President Obama from going to war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant absent specific authorization from Congress.

Celebrate Liberty Month: Separation of powers: A primer

Constitutional concepts like free speech or the right to bear arms are ingrained in our popular culture, but just 36% of Americans can name all three branches of the federal government.1

Celebrate Liberty Month: America's great charter

Eight hundred years and a few weeks ago, a group of rebellious barons forced King John of England to agree to a "Great Charter" limiting his royal power.