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Ind. senator wants Legislature empowered to nullify federal law

Ind. senator wants Legislature empowered to nullify federal law

INDIANAPOLIS | When the U.S. Supreme Court in 1958 explicitly struck down nullification, the theory that states can declare federal laws unconstitutional and ignore them, the court warned state legislators that endorsing nullification violates their oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution.

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October 12, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Criminal justice must remain nonpartisan

GUEST COMMENTARY: Criminal justice must remain nonpartisan

During the primary election season there was much discussion regarding whether bipartisanship is a positive or negative attribute as it relates to the work of the U.S. Congress.

May 17, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: We endorse Garcia, Brown, Hart, Smith, Ludington

EDITORIAL: We endorse Garcia, Brown, Hart, Smith, Ludington

Unlike the Republicans, Democrats have plenty of options in Indiana House races on the ballot in Northwest Indiana. See Thursday's editorial for Republican endorsements; keep reading today for the Democrats.

April 27, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Amid partisan squabbling, remember true leaders

GUEST COMMENTARY: Amid partisan squabbling, remember true leaders

In this presidential election year we have been inundated with divisive political rhetoric that dismisses bipartisan collaboration for the common good. In the midst of all this, it is important that we remind ourselves we have true leaders working for us in Indiana from both major political …

April 22, 2012 12:00 am

Primary looming, Jackson faces ethical cloud

CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, faces serious competition for the first time since his House career began, damaged by the past three years of allegations of corruption and embarrassing personal disclosures and made even more vulnerable by Illinois' new congressional district map.

November 22, 2011 12:00 am

Clock ticking on Ill. remap

CHICAGO | Uncertainty surrounds the redistricting process in Illinois with some groups asking Sunday for more time to review the state's proposed new legislative districts and no public sign yet of a redrawn congressional map.

May 22, 2011 10:45 pm

Sources: Donnelly to run for U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON | Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly will announce Monday that he is seeking the Indiana Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Dick Lugar, two Democrats with firsthand knowledge of Donnelly's plans said.

May 08, 2011 12:01 am Photos

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nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 2

nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 2

In segment two of the April 14, 2011 edition, The Times' Mark Kiesling, Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss Gary Mayor Rudy Clay's endorsement of Karen Freeman-Wilson to succeed him.

April 14, 2011 6:49 pm
DOUG ROSS: LaHood's message could apply to state lawmakers

DOUG ROSS: LaHood's message could apply to state lawmakers

Democrats in the Indiana House of Representatives decided this week to drink in the Champaign in Illinois. Perhaps someone should remind them there's an Urbana in Indiana if they really want to go on a field trip.

February 25, 2011 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Why do Indiana Tea Parties pass on tax issues?

BRIAN HOWEY: Why do Indiana Tea Parties pass on tax issues?

Scanning through the Indiana Tea Party websites, there is a lot of rhetoric about limited government. The Kosciusko Silent No More group's mission statement begins by saying, "To bring about less government, more responsibility and -- with God's help -- a better world by providing leadership…

February 13, 2011 12:00 am
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