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Matt Clark: Trump’s third indictment

Having reviewed the indictment, I think we’re looking at the same-old, same-old: political prosecutors who want to take Trump down.

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Matt Clark: The constitutional case against Certificates of Need

There is a constitutional case against CON laws that could be tried as we wait on the legislature to reconsider the law.

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Matt Clark: The case for capital punishment of child sex traffickers

There’s both a moral and constitutional case for why this crime deserves death.

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Matt Clark: The relationship between Christianity and originalism

One hundred years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause protects parental rights. This holding is tricky.

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Matt Clark: Federal judge destroys Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’

There is perhaps nothing more illegal in America than mind control, which is what the government sought to impose through coercing social media into pushing its propaganda and converting it into its own Ministry of Truth.

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Matt Clark: Excellent decisions in 303 Creative and the student loan case

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis and the student loan cases. The Court got all three cases right and should be highly commended for the excellent job it did.

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Matt Clark: Two excellent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in Groff and Students for Fair Admission

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two excellent decisions in two highly watched cases: Groff v. DeJoy and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.

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Matt Clark: The Mobile prayer was perfectly constitutional

All it takes is a little education for the folks who receive the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s toothless threats, and most of the FFRF's power evaporates.

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Matt Clark: What legal precedent is supposed to be

My hope is that the bench and bar eventually develop a deeper understanding of why we have precedent and when we should not follow it.

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Matt Clark: My take on the Supreme Court’s congressional redistricting case

Alabama will have to redraw its districting map and be subject to another game of judicial peek-a-boo.

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Matt Clark: Fight for our kids

I don’t think there’s any group of people in America today under attack like our kids. We must fight for them.

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Matt Clark: Pride goes before the fall

Unless you’re color-blind, you can’t help but notice that it looks like a box of crayons threw up all over the country on June 1.

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Matt Clark: Why ‘DEI’ would spell ‘DIE’ in the legal profession

Instead of a fair assessment of how much a lawyer knows, the NextGen exam focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI for short.

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Matt Clark: Yesterday’s big tech decision from the U.S. Supreme Court

Although Big Tech needs to be fixed, I must concede that from a legal perspective, these cases were not the way to do it.

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Matt Clark: Two good decisions by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Alabamians should rest assured that the federal appellate judges in our jurisdiction respect election integrity and religious freedom.

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Matt Clark: Big Supreme Court decisions coming very soon

Here are some of the big U.S. Supreme Court decisions we should be watching for.

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Matt Clark: My take on the Supreme Court’s abortion-pill decision

While it is sad that SCOTUS is not letting Kacsmaryk’s order about the abortion pill go into effect, the good news is that this is a temporary problem.

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Matt Clark: Religious freedom in the workplace will likely gain ground

USPS tried to force Groff to work on Sundays, but he believed he needed to take the Sabbath off. Instead of allowing him to swap shifts with other coworkers, USPS fired him.

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Matt Clark: Originalism is gaining ground at the Alabama Supreme Court

We should be grateful that originalism is working not only in Washington, D.C. but right here in Montgomery as well.

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Matt Clark: Trump’s arraignment and UAH’s speech code

Two very significant events happened this week: Donald Trump was arraigned in New York City, and the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) substantially revised its speech code.

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Matt Clark: Justice Mitchell’s smackdown of woke lawyering

You don’t get to show up in court and argue that you win because you’re a member of one race and the other parties are members of the other.

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Matt Clark: The clown-show prosecution of Donald Trump

The bottom line is that this isn’t a serious prosecution. It’s a clown show. This is about politics and not fighting crime, and it shows how incredibly petty the left is willing to get.

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Matt Clark: The importance of the Prattville street-preacher case

In a time where passivity reigns and people are going to hell on our watch, Angelo Wilson wasn’t content to let that happen.

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Matt Clark: Understanding originalism and its effects on the average American

In a nation governed by the rule of law, there must be a hierarchy of laws. The law that trumps all other laws is the Constitution itself. Therefore, the most important question is how the Constitution should be interpreted.

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Matt Clark: Three big constitutional cases from this week

Three cases were on the docket this week that would have a major impact on the country. Being involved in two of those cases, I wanted to devote today’s op-ed to discussing their significance.

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Matt Clark: Why the McCutcheon story is so important

1819 News has made a good case that Mac McCutcheon was trading political favors for money. It also appears that his son was guilty of draining the company’s resources and then setting his business partner up for prison time. If true, this is bribery, financial corruption and perversion of justice.

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Matt Clark: Why the Asbury revival could be what America needs

Last week, students at Asbury University, a private Christian school in Kentucky, assembled for their biweekly chapel service in the school’s auditorium. But when the chapel service was scheduled to end, the worship kept going.

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