Sovereign Impunity
By Charlotte Twight
This article appeared in the Spring 2008 issue of The Independent Review

Abstract

Members of all three branches of the federal government now act with near impunity in stretching the Constitution to suit their political objectives and personal preferences. This development is illustrated by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act; reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act; the alternative minimum tax; the REAL ID Act; presidential signing statements; warrantless domestic electronic surveillance; the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America; and Supreme Court decisions on eminent domain, the commerce clause, and the First Amendment.



Other Independent Review articles by Charlotte Twight
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    Fall 2015   Dodd–Frank: Accretion of Power, Illusion of Reform
    Spring 2006   Limited Government: Ave Atque Vale
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