Last week the Supreme Court granted certiorari in two affirmative action cases: Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard College and Students for Fair Admission v. University of North Carolina. The “Leading Question” to be answered in the case is: “Should the Supreme Court hold that institutions of higher education cannot use race as a factor in admission?” The … Continue reading Affirmative Action is Government Ordered Systemic Racism
In summation of the Impeachment, the Constitution was observed in full by the Senate.
The summary below is paraphrased from the Senate Manual: Rules for Impeachment Section 1. After the articles of impeachment are presented in proper form to the Senate, at 1:00 afternoon of the day following presentation the Senate shall proceed to the consideration of such articles, and continue in session from day to day (Sundays excepted) to: a. Administer … Continue reading Procedures for Presidential Impeachment Trial in the Senate
The Constitution’s definition of impeachable offenses is unsatisfactory. The whole of it is: “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”. Two words are specific; the rest is vague. There are, however, numerous clues spread about in the Constitution, in the Constitutional Convention and State ratification debates. The Founders did not want a president having to serve at the pleasure … Continue reading Guidance on the Meaning of an Impeachable Offense
The Constitution was written for the nation it was expected to become. The Constitution stopped the slave trade as of 1808 in expectation that slavery would slowly disappear. It seemed a reasonable calculation at the time. In 1790 the census revealed there were 682,000 slaves in the nation; 49,000 in the North and 633,000 in the South. By 1860 … Continue reading AN EXPERIMENT IN SELF-GOVERNMENT – Part VI The Implications of Slavery
On September 17, 1787, when the Convention adjourned, there were fifty-three of the original fifty-five delegates still in attendance. Two had left early for lack of faith in the project. After the Convention adjourned fourteen more went home, leaving thirty-nine delegates willing to sign the final document upon its completion. Thirty-eight actually signed. The signers were barely two-thirds of … Continue reading AN EXPERIMENT IN SELF-GOVERNMENT – PART V Issues of Concern to the Founders
Trial by jury is “enshrined” in the Constitution as a part of the Bill of Rights. In order to suggest the importance of criminal-trial rights, I refer to Lavrentiy Beria, chief of Soviet Union’s security and secret police in the 1940s until 1953. He said, “Show me the man and I will produce the crime.” Plea bargaining might … Continue reading The Constitution, Plea Bargaining and Justice
My real name is Gerald Gruber. I am a public school graduate of the Arthur Dixon grade school, and Emil G. Hirsch high school in Chicago. I am fortunate my parents were able to send me to college at DePauw University in Greencastle. Indiana. After graduating in 1959 with BA degrees in History and Economics, I attended The … Continue reading About the Publisher of Publiustoo.com