October 2017


22

Agenda

Permaculture

Law


My backyard work based on the Back to Eden approach





Law: Ashwander vs. T.V.A.

Seven Rules of Brandeis

  1. "The Court will not pass upon the constitutionality of legislation in a friendly, non-adversary, proceeding  ...";
  2. "The Court will not 'anticipate a question of constitutional law in advance of the necessity of deciding it.'"
  3. "The Court will not 'formulate a rule of constitutional law broader than is required by the precise facts to which it is to be applied.'"
  4. The Court will not pass upon a constitutional question, although properly presented by the record, if there is also present some other ground upon which the case may be disposed.
  5. The Court will not pass upon the constitutionality of a statute unless the plaintiff was injured by operation of the statute.
  6. "The Court will not pass upon the constitutionality of a statute at the instance of one who has availed himself of its benefits."
  7. Even if "serious doubt[s]" concerning the validity of an act of Congress are raised, the Court will first ascertain "'whether a construction of the statute is fairly possible by which the question may be avoided.'"

My Take Away:
1) SCOTUS will not take a case unless there is real parties with real damages i.e. SCOTUS doesn't exist to entertain hypothetical cases. This is very beneficial because for our Beit Din should strongly consider adopting these rules (ToDo: Expand e.g. Moses's advice from Jethro, Forcing people to articulate what there problems truly are, ... ).
2) You can 'Ash-wander' into the jurisdiction of the state by taking a benefit, ergo you need to guard shomer your sacred contract with YHVH and understand that it can be compromised by taking a benefit and believing that you truly can have a 'free lunch'.




September 2017


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August 2017


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Sunday Men's Coffee

Topic: 13th-16thAmmendments to the U.S. Constitution

Post Civil War Ammendments

16th and 17th - 1913 era Ammendments