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  • Commentary posted September 18, 2014 by Todd F. Gaziano A Handy Guide to the Constitution is Reissued for Its Birthday

    On September 17, Americans will celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Convention President, George Washington, declared that it was “little short of a miracle” that deliberations were successfully concluded. Only three delegates who stayed to the end refused to sign the document…

  • Lecture posted June 25, 2013 by Joseph Postell, Ph.D., Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., Todd F. Gaziano How to Limit Government in the Age of Obama

    The Role of Congress Joseph Postell, PhD: Limiting government in the age of Obama is a tall order, but it is a tall order not simply because of who occupies the White House. It is a tall order because it requires limiting government in the age of the administrative state, which stacks the deck against those hoping to place limits on government. To mount an effective…

  • Commentary posted January 25, 2013 by Todd F. Gaziano, Elizabeth Slattery The Far-ranging Implications of Friday's Recess-appointments Ruling

    On Friday morning, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously struck down President Obama’s alleged “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The appointments were made over a year ago, so the ruling invalidates a number of actions taken by the NLRB since then. The five-member NLRB cannot act on issues before it absent a…

  • Commentary posted June 23, 2012 by Todd F. Gaziano Obama Legacy Tarnished

    Nixon’s press secretary tried to dismiss the Watergate break-in as nothing more than “a third-rate burglary.”  It was always more than that, but the high-level cover up—with illegitimate claims of executive privilege—was far worse. Watergate demonstrates how bogus claims of executive privilege can jeopardize a President’s tenure and forever taint his legacy.  Time…

  • Commentary posted June 22, 2012 by Todd F. Gaziano Executive Privilege Can't Shield Wrongdoing

    As a strong defender of executive power (when properly exercised) and executive privilege (when properly invoked), I am concerned when claims of executive power or privilege are abused for any reason – especially if they are invoked to shield potential wrongdoing. In addition to shielding the wrongdoing, it jeopardizes the very executive power that the president is…

  • Play Movie Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Day Two Video Recorded on March 27, 2012 Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Day Two

  • Play Movie Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Day One Video Recorded on March 26, 2012 Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Day One

  • Commentary posted January 5, 2012 by Edwin Meese III, Todd F. Gaziano Obama's Recess Appointments are Unconstitutional

    President Obama’s attempt to unilaterally appoint three people to seats on the National Labor Relations Board and Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (after the Senate blocked action on his nomination) is more than an unconstitutional attempt to circumvent the Senate’s advise-and-consent role. It is a breathtaking violation of the…

  • Nina Owcharenko and Todd Gaziano on the Obamacare Ruling: Heritage in Focus Podcast Audio Recorded on August 18, 2011 Nina Owcharenko and Todd Gaziano on the Obamacare Ruling: Heritage in Focus Podcast

    In this week's Heritage in Focus podcast, Nina Owcharenko and Todd Gaziano discuss the latest circuit court ruling against Obamacare. David Weinberger hosts. To get regular updates on Heritage in Focus podcasts, visit our RSS feed or subscribe on iTunes. To listen to more Heritage in Focus podcasts, return to the Podcast page.…

  • Commentary posted May 10, 2011 by Todd F. Gaziano, Elizabeth Slattery Expansion of National Power at Expense of Individual Liberty

    Although the authority granted to Congress in the commerce clause should be the same as when the Constitution was first ratified, the common understanding about its scope today is much broader. Moreover, this new understanding about its breadth is the primary means by which the central government’s power has grown. This expansion of national power raises serious…

  • Play Movie Todd Gaziano on the Black Panther Case on FNC Video Recorded on September 30, 2010 Todd Gaziano on the Black Panther Case on FNC

    Todd Gaziano comments on the controversial dismissal of the Black Panther voter intimidation case.…

  • Todd Gaziano on Elena Kagan on WCBS Audio Recorded on May 10, 2010 Todd Gaziano on Elena Kagan on WCBS

    Todd Gaziano comments on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court.…

  • Todd Gaziano on Elena Kagan on WTOP Audio Recorded on May 10, 2010 Todd Gaziano on Elena Kagan on WTOP

    Todd Gaziano comments on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court.…

  • Play Movie Todd Gaziano on the Health Care Bill on Fox Business Video Recorded on January 5, 2010 Todd Gaziano on the Health Care Bill on Fox Business

    Heritage's Todd Gaziano, Director of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, discusses the constitutionality of the Senate's health care bill which would mandate all individuals purchase health insurance.…