Constitutional Rights

Government can be freedom’s best friend when it protects citizens’ constitutional rights. Here’s how the Goldwater Institute is ensuring your rights are protected.

<p>Government can be freedom’s best friend when it protects citizens’ constitutional rights. Here’s how the Goldwater Institute is ensuring your rights are protected. </p>

Exhibit A in Sen. Barack Obama's case that he is the women's candidate, despite Sen. John McCain's choice of Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, is that "she's opposed, like John McCain is, to equal pay for equal work."

Did I miss something? Did Sarah Palin, suffused with subliminal notions of female inferiority, rebate back a portion of her paycheck as governor because the incumbent she ousted was a man? I don't think so.

Goldwater Institute President and CEO Darcy Olsen joined Michael Dixon on KTAR's Arizona's Morning News Saturday to talk about the mission of the Goldwater Institute.

Phoenix--The Goldwater Institute applauded today's U.S. Supreme Court decision on the right of gun ownership. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled in the District of Columbia v. Heller case that individuals have a right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. This ruling recognizes for the first time the fundamental right to gun ownership, squarely rejecting the idea that the U.S.

Phoenix -- The newspaper Legal Times has named Clint Bolick, director of the Goldwater Institute Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, a "champion" who should be honored for upholding the legal profession's core values and "fighting to expand liberties and protect civil rights." The list of Champions was compiled for the edition "The 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years" marking Legal Times' 30th anniversary.

The victors in the CityNorth subsidy lawsuit are seeking reimbursement for their legal costs.

The Thomas J. Klutznick Co., developer of the CityNorth project, and the city of Phoenix each filed claims Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court. The claims ask Judge Robert Miles, who decided the case earlier this month in their favor, to require the Goldwater Institute to pay $381,000 to the Klutznick Co. and $304,000 to the city.

What's the value of your financial privacy? You know, things like your checking account and banking records. For most of us, the less others know, the better. That's why it comes as such a surprise that Arizona rates near the bottom of states when it comes to protecting such privacy.

Two women from Islamic countries, with vastly different ways of addressing women's rights, will speak in the Valley next week.

After a brutal gang rape, Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani Muslim, is working to educate and assist women in rural areas and to press for tougher rape laws in her country.

After growing up suffering abuse, Ayaan Hirsi Ali fled Somalia for Amsterdam, where she eventually won a seat in Parliament and became an outspoken critic of Islam.

Words like crisis and pain describe the state budget. The revenue shortfall for this fiscal year, once thought to be as high as $600 million, now looks to be somewhere north of $800 million. Next year looks even worse.

But trouble can be the mother of opportunity. Lawmakers may, for the first time, have a realistic chance to reform one of the structural anomalies that caused the problem in the first place. Its time to fix the Voter Protection Act.

Mark Twain once quipped, No mans life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. That is often true, but as the lawmaking branch of government, the legislature also has a great capacity to protect life, liberty, and property.

Dr. Byron Schlomach discusses how Arizona can reduce health insurance costs by introducing market reforms.  The Arizona state legislature should stop protecting insurance companies in Arizona from competition and allow Arizonans to purchase health insurance from anywhere in the United States. It makes so much sense, it just may not happen.

Watch it here.

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