William J. Watkins, Jr.
| Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 10:56 AM PST
Marshall County, Alabama, is located in the north of the state near Huntsville. It was founded in 1836 and named for Chief Justice John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the United States and an ardent nationalist. In step with the times, it is also the target of regular protests. One facet of the...Read More »
| Friday March 2, 2012 at 8:33 AM PST
States are starting to show concern about certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), which allows the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens who are alleged to be terrorists or aiding terrorists. The President has “promised” to exempt citizens from indefinite detention, but that does not change what the law says or that he can always change his...Read More »
| Monday December 13, 2010 at 10:01 AM PST
U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson’s ruling today affirms that there are limits to Congress’s powers under the Commerce Clause. Congress’s attempt to force Americans to participate in the market for health insurance is a bridge too far under current precedent. Judge Hudson rightly recognized that requiring Americans to participate in commerce to is...Read More »