32 Gonz. L. Rev. 593 (1996-1997)
Truth or Consequences: The Jurisprudential Errors of the Militant Far-Right

handle is hein.journals/gonlr32 and id is 601 raw text is: Truth or Consequences:
The Jurisprudential Errors
of the Militant Far-Right
James M. Vach6
Mark Edward DeForrest*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION  .........................................  594
II.  A   STORY  ..............................................  595
III. THE ROLE OF TRUTH  ....................................  596
IV. THE JURISPRUDENTIAL ERRORS OF THE MILITANT FAR-RIGHT .... 599
A. The Nature and Function of the Common Law ............ 600
1. The Use of the Common Law by Militant
Far-Right Groups .................................  600
2. Countering Extremist Views of the Common Law ....... 602
a. The Actual Nature of the Common Law ............ 602
b. The Common Law and Its Relation to Equity ........ 605
B. The Fourteenth Amendment and the Nature of Citizenship .. 607
1. The Militant Far-Right's Claim Regarding Citizenship ... 607
2. Debunking the Militant Far-Right's View of the
Fourteenth Amendment and Citizenship ............... 609
C.  The Right to Revolution  ..............................  612
1. The Militant Far-Right's Misuse of the Declaration
of Independence  ..................................  612
2. The Power of the Federal Government to Suppress
Rebellion  .......................................  614
D. Private Militia and the Constitution .................... 616
1. The Militant Far-Right's Error  ......................  616
2. The Militia Under the Constitution ................... 616
3.  The M ilitia Today  ................................  619
V. CONCLUSION  . ..........................................  620
*   Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law. J.D., University of Washington
School of Law, 1972; B.A., Washington State University, 1969. Professor Vach6 delivered an
earlier version of this article at a conference sponsored by the Northwest Coalition Against
Malicious Harassment in Spokane, WA.
**  J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 1997; B.A., Western Washington University,
1992.

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