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Bad laws in our nation ruled by law: Lucas v. SC Coastal Commission (anti-enviro land grab)

10. Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Commission (1992): A developer purchased vacant lots on South Carolina beaches. The state, seeking to prevent beach erosion, passed a management act which prevented Lucas from building homes on the land. That, according to … Continue reading

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Bad laws in our nation ruled by law: Hammer v. Dagenhart (child labor is good)

8. Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918): Here, the Court ruled that Congress could not ban child labor in intrastate commerce. Sure, Congress could legislate against gambling and other vices, but whether children were to be kept out of mines and factories … Continue reading

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“The Voting Rights Act May Be Coming Back From the Dead”

Source: The Voting Rights Act May Be Coming Back From the Dead | Mother Jones I don’t want you all to get too excited about this. I’m too excited. Let me bear the entire burden. And just when the racist, … Continue reading

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