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06/21/11: Court Rejects Judicially Mandated Cap and Trade

This excerpt by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 20, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Judges cannot make their own cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, but only because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is already doing...

04/25/11: Supreme Court Hints at Obamacare Impact in Sovereign Immunity Cases

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 23, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Federal law allows state officials to sue each other in federal court, but it's unconstitutional to sue a state for refusing...

04/20/11: Economics and Property Rights at Center of Supreme Court's Microsoft Case

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 18, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Property rights and economics are at the heart of a Microsoft case that pitted a top Bush lawyer against top Clinton...

08/ 5/10: Ken Klukowski: In Kagan, Court Gets A Real Wild Card

ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing August 5, 2010, on FoxNEWS.com. Today Elena Kagan becomes Justice Kagan, with a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court of the United States. She could well be there for a...

08/ 4/10: Robert Knight: The Kagan Moral Train Wreck

ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing August 3, 2010 on Townhall.com. As we watch in disbelief, the United States Senate is about to take the Fifth on a Supreme Court nominee who has no business being near...

07/20/10: Ken Klukowski: Red-state Dems should save themselves, oppose Kagan

ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on WashingtonExaminer.com on July 5, 2010. There remain three big issues weighing against Solicitor-General Elena Kagan's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Given these three factors, Democratic senators in red states...

02/18/10: Ken Klukowski: "How Dare He Speak!"

This piece originally appeared on Townhall.com on February 17, 2010. The ink isn't yet dry on January's landmark Supreme Court campaign finance decision Citizens United v. FEC, and already Round Two has begun. As new legislation is planned to limit...

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