The National Constitution Center here in Philadelphia is holding a strange and intriguing event tomorrow—“a futuristic moot court testing the constitutionality of rationing health care,” featuring Ken Starr arguing against former Clinton DOJer Nina Pillard before a panel of judges and legal luminaries. The set-up is enough to earn the NCC all manner of kudos and accolades in my book for the inventiveness and sheer originality they’re applying to thorny legal and constitutional issues/challenges:
When a massive, global outbreak of a deadly form of “Simian” flu hits the United States in the summer of 2020, a shortfall of vaccine puts the country in a panic and presses Congress into passing a law that gives priority to individuals at risk without making any reference to citizenship. The Arizona state legislature interprets this silence as a grant to impose its own citizenship-based priority scheme, restricting access to vaccines for non-citizens. A group—consisting of non-citizen pregnant women, parents with young children, and resident aliens—brings a class action lawsuit challenging the law.
Kind of shines a new light on that Russian ape that was just sent to rehab, no?
Also, while we’re at it, the Ancient Rome & America exhibit is definitely worth your while as well.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?