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Should the States Use Article V to Rein in Federal Government?
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Should the States Use Article V to Rein in Federal Government?

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Several states have already passed Article V resolutions for the purpose of reigning in the federal government, and the Pelican State may be headed in that direction.

Louisiana’s New “Amazon Law” Raises Constitutional Questions
Budget / Constitution / Featured / Taxes

Louisiana’s New “Amazon Law” Raises Constitutional Questions

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The question of whether states can or should tax businesses when their only in-state presence is an internet link on an affiliate’s website has been a point of controversy in recent years.

Guest Commentary: Introducing “Article V 2.0”: The Compact for a Balanced Budget
Budget / Constitution / Featured / Spending

Guest Commentary: Introducing “Article V 2.0”: The Compact for a Balanced Budget

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What if the states could advance and ratify a powerful federal balanced budget amendment in just twelve months? It could happen with a new approach to state-originated amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution.

Our Response to Senator Durbin
Constitution / Featured / Liberty / Pelican Site Featured

Our Response to Senator Durbin

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Last week the Pelican Institute was one of many organizations to receive a remarkable letter from United States Senator Dick Durbin.

It’s Time to Lay This Case to Rest
Constitution / Featured / Justice / Uncategorized

It’s Time to Lay This Case to Rest

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To put it simply, offering families a less inexpensive burial option allowed grieving families to make an economical and dignified choice in a time of need and great stress.