Friedrichs v. Cal. Teachers Assn.: Important Free Speech Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, considering whether the First Amendment allows non-member public employees to be required to pay compulsory union fees.  

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Obama Distracts, Speaker Ryan Leads

The US House just voted to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood.   While President Obama will veto this legislation, it is an important step as Speaker Paul Ryan says:

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Republicans Want DOJ to Enforce the Law

Rep. John Culberson  Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies – emphasized that President Obama’s Department of Justice must enforce the law in a letter yesterday:

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Part 2: Is Automatic Voter Registration for Potential Fraud Not Turnout?

Over the New Years break, we got in a twitter debate over automatic registration.  As always some on the left argue for automatic registration.  They say this is for increased turnout.  The problem with this is there is no evidence that turnout is increased.  For example, Canada actually saw a downturn in voter turnout when it went to automatic registration. 

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RNLA's Top 10 Blog Posts for 2015

Here are the top 10 blog posts for The Rep Lawyer Blog for 2015.

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Is Automatic Voter Registration for Potential Fraud Not Turnout?

In 2016, the Maryland legislature will consider the disastrous system of automatic voter registration

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Clinton-Appointed Judge Upholds Prohibition of Student ID Cards at Polls

Last week, a Clinton-appointed federal judge in Nashville upheld Tennessee’s voter ID law denying special privileges to students.  The case was yet another attempt to water down a voter ID law and was filed by the liberal misnamed "Fair Elections Legal Network" and the Nashville Firm of Barrett Johnston Martin & Garrison.  It sought to allow students to use their student ID cards, instead of the IDs everyone else has to use, when voting at the polls and said that the state denying them the ability to do that was age discrimination.

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More Liberal and Obama Adminstration Attempts to Chill Free Speech

Is the key to violating campaign finance laws to the left is who violated them?  If it is someone like the Clintons, all is forgiven and Bill Clinton’s chief campaign finance advisor is hired to run the Brennan Center.  If it is someone who is critical of Barack Obama, well then all hell breaks loose.  Andrew McCarthy details some of this in his review of Dinesh D’Souza’s new book “Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party.”

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Hillary Clinton Donor to Bring Fourth Lawsuit Challenging Alabama's Voter ID Law

Hillary Clinton’s cronies are banding together to challenge Alabama’s voter ID law.  This time, a lawyer who has donated thousands of dollars to Clinton and works alongside former attorney general Eric Holder is part of a new lawsuit challenging the state’s voter Id law.

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Another Example of how Vote Fraud is Difficult to Prosecute

Vote Fraud is very difficult to prosecute. The latest example of this is the case of a County Pastor:

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