Hey Looks Like We Won One, Yipee!! SCOTUS Rules On 10th

Will wonders never cease. 😀  Steve

Goldwater Institute – Groundbreaking US Supreme Court decision on the Tenth Amendment

Posted by Arizona Tea Party on June 17, 2011 at 11:30am

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of the best and most important decisions ever on federalism. The Court unanimously held that not just states but individuals have standing to challenge federal laws as violations of state sovereignty under the 10th Amendment. This decision is as radical in the direction of liberty as the New Deal was radical in the direction of socialism. Click here to read the decision.

In short, freedom advocates like us just got a green light from the USSC to bring more cases under the 10th Amendment. This will have huge—positive—implications for freedom so long as the current constitution of the court holds

Here is our favorite passage: “Federalism secures the freedom of the individual. It allows States to respond, through the enactment of positive law, to the initiative of those who seek a voice in shaping the destiny of their own times without having to rely solely upon the political processes that control a remote central power.” We will put this precedent to work immediately when we file our opening brief in the Obamacare lawsuit Monday, and also in our defense of Save Our Secret Ballot against the NLRB challenge, and many more cases to come.

One other important note: Sometimes little cases make big constitutional law. This case involved a woman who was prosecuted under federal law for harassing her husband’s girlfriend—not the set of facts ordinarily creating an important precedent. Some of our cases, too, are seemingly “little” but with big principles at stake.

Freedom is making strides in the courtroom, and we’ll do our best to keep that momentum going. Thank you for your support that makes it possible._______________________________________

Darcy Olsen

President & CEO

Goldwater Institute | www.GoldwaterInstitute.org



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Dr. Eowyn

Yes, indeed, will wonders ever cease. Maybe there is hope….


Every slice of bread makes a nice loaf!


And don’t forget that prior to getting to the Supremes, you have to make it through all the lower courts.

Where judges rule and litigants are fearful.

Just today, my side won a motion and got sanctioned for filing the document that was allowed by the Court. Mental whiplash anyone?


Wow, commen sense coming from the SCOTUS, who woulda thunk that? Good score!