COVID19 – Legal Opinion Letter Prepared for County Sheriffs in Michigan Addressing Potential Civil Liabilities for Enforcing Orders that Violate Fundamental Constitutional Rights Under Federal and State Law

Constitutional Rights Cannot Be Quarantined! We have consulted municipal insurers, governmental entities and law enforcement agencies on several aspects of potential liabilities arising from enforcement of executive orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is our letter addressing potential civil liability for law enforcement and prosecutors under state and federal law. https://lexforipllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Final-Letter-and-Memo-re-Constitutional-Violations-by-Enforcement-of-Executive-Orders-Re-COVID-19.pdf Click [...]

“[The] killings [of American citizens] undertaken in accord with the public authority justification were not ‘unlawful’ because they were justified”, Says Government Memo Outlining Legal Authority for Assassination of American Citizens Abroad

I started casually reading the Second Circuit’s opinion released yesterday, June 23, 2014, in the case of New York Times, et al. v. DOJ, et al, which includes a redacted version of the government’s now infamous legal memorandum outlining legal justification for executive decisions to assassinate American citizens abroad and I could not help casually analyzing [...]

In 2004 Department of Justice Opines Second Amendment Secures Individual Right to Bear Arms — What’s Changed?

As promised, attached is a memorandum of law penned by the Department of Justice in 2004 for the U.S. Attorney General.  It is a thorough, well-researched, and well-written article that comes to the inescapable, correct conclusion about this issue.  What has changed since 2004 as it relates to the constitutional right? WHETHER THE SECOND AMENDMENT [...]

“Constitutionally Protected Rights are Guarded with Particular Vigor Precisely when Public Opinion Turns Against Them”

The title of this post is a quote from an article in the Wall Street Journal written by David Rivkin and Andrew Grossman.  I attach the article below. The quote significantly captures the reason the Bill of Rights is soundly insulated from the passing whims of political and social crises, and the resulting fervor with [...]