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Mr. Hakim is a writer, commentator and a practicing attorney. His articles have been published in The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The Federalist, The Epoch Times, American Thinker and other online publications. . He has also appeared on various nationally syndicated radio shows including the Dan Abrams Show and the Alan Nathan Show.

Until Congress Acts, the Supreme Court Should Rule Against Aimee Stephens

The Supreme Court will soon issue its ruling in the case of R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In doing so, the court will decide whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as it is currently written, guarantees protections to transgender people in the workplace. Based on the intent of Title VII, its current written ...

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For the Sake of Justice, Should Flynn’s Team Seek a Writ of Mandamus?

After the Department of Justice decided to drop the case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn, it seemed like the presiding judge’s signature was a mere formality. Unfortunately, however, federal district judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order inviting third party groups with no interest in the case to file amicus briefs regarding the Department’s decision to drop the case. ...

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Rather Than Criticizing Attorney General William Barr, Congressional Democrats Should Give Him The Praise That He Deserves

Last week, the Department of Justice decided to drop the case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn. As if on cue, Democrats blasted Attorney General William Barr and blamed him of politicizing Flynn’s case and catering to President Trump. Not only was their attack on Barr entirely predictable, it was also erroneous. As such, rather than criticizing Barr, Democrats ...

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Florida Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Proposed Amendment to Florida’s Marijuana Law

Photo by Harrison Haines on Pexels.com On Wednesday, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments about a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow people to use recreational marijuana. Proponents of the amendment, including Make It Legal Florida, are seeking to have the amendment placed on the 2022 ballot. To do so, they need the Florida Supreme Court to give the green ...

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For Some Democrats, Only Victims Who Can Implicate Republicans Are Believable

Photo by Lum3n on Pexels.com Former Vice-President and presumptive presidential candidate, Joe Biden, was recently accused of sexual misconduct by Tara Reade. While Reade’s claims are just accusations at this time, they have been met with deaf ears by those on the left. The existence of a double standard by Democrats is not surprising. What is concerning, however, is the ...

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The President’s Recent Executive Order Is Just What The Country Needed

This week, President Trump signed an executive order temporarily suspending immigration into the United States for 60 days by people seeking permanent residence in the country. Following the president’s announcement, Democrats immediately went on the attack. In doing so, they affirmed what some Americans have believed for quite some time now; in the minds of some Congressional Democrats, non-US citizens ...

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Whose side is Nancy Pelosi really on?

As people throughout the world continue to fight the coronavirus, some in Congress have utilized this opportunity to attack the president. One such person is presidential candidate Joe Biden. However, his efforts have essentially gone unnoticed, as he has become less relevant and seemingly forgotten during this difficult time. Unfortunately, and to dismay of many, House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has ...

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Florida’s Police Power(s) in the Time of a Dangerous Pandemic

Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com The rapid spread of the coronavirus had led many states and local governments to order non-essential businesses, restaurants, beaches, etc. to close. One such state is the State of Florida. As a result, some have questioned the constitutionality of such conduct. In other words, generally speaking, can a state actually force businesses to temporarily ...

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President Trump should immediately close the U.S.-Mexico border

As the highly contagious coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, the unfortunate reality is that people continue to enter the United States from other countries. One of the primary avenues by which this is happening is through Mexico. As a result, President Trump is considering closing the U.S.-Mexico border to migrants and to those seeking asylum. While some have ...

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Spend Less Time peddling unsubstantiated Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories, More Time Listening to Experts

Our country has experienced tough tests before. At the present time, the country (and the entire world) is going through another difficult period. We are facing a virus that has killed and sickened many people throughout the world. However, unlike previous occasions, where Congress and/or the president were partially or entirely culpable, the president’s response and the response of the ...

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Given his recent conduct, Joe Biden’s message of inclusivity and unity seems like pure “malarkey”

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden wants the American public to believe that he is all about unity, dignity, togetherness, and inclusivity. Unfortunately for Biden, his recent conduct and/or statements seriously undermine this message/vision and strengthen the possibility that his message of unity and togetherness is pure “malarkey,” as he frequently says. A cursory review of Biden’s website gives the American public ...

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Can a former president serve as vice president (or president)?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Sen. Bernie Sanders recently released a video in which he is seen embracing former President Barack Obama. While many viewed the video as disingenuous and/or a desperate effort to win over black voters, it still raised an interesting legal question. Given that Obama served two terms, would he legally be eligible to serve as vice president ...

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Once again, religion will take center stage at the nation’s highest court

Photo by Wendy van Zyl on Pexels.com On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will help to define the rights/protections afforded to institutions/businesses based on their religious beliefs. The case at issue is Fulton v City of Philadelphia. More particularly, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal by Catholic Social Services (“CSS”), an agency that ...

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