Default and the Constitution: David Rivkin debunks debt ceiling myths

David Rivkin was featured on “The Journal Editorial Report” with host Paul Gigot,  the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page editor.   The video debunks a number of  myths of the impending decisions on raising the debt ceiling.  Mr. Rivkin explains how the 14th Amendment ensures that defaulting on our debt is impossible. The Wall Street Journal’s “Journal Editorial Report” is Fox News Channel feature that runs at least twice during a weekend.



David Rivkin on the Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act

Congressional law attorney David Rivkin spoke on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America,” about the court’s decision on voting rights. David compared the history of voting rights to the current societal environment. David clarifies the necessity of the previous laws and how they are no longer relevant, as they have succeeded.


David Rivkin renounces IRS probing

David Rivkin was a guest on Bill Bennett’s show “Morning in America” in order to break down the testimonies of conservative organization leaders about their experiences filing with the IRS. Rivkin illustrates the legal issues related to profiling specific organizations, as well as the reasons behind why the questionnaires violated constitutionally protected rights.


David Rivkin on the Constitutional Controversy of the IRS Scandal

Constitutional attorney David Rivkin spoke with Bill Bennett during his show “Morning in America” about the recent hearings for the IRS scandal. Rivkin presents the constitutional controversy, as well as speaks about the Lois Lerner hearing, the recusal, and the Holder Administration. Rivkin also presents how the treatment by the IRS is hindering First Amendment rights and predicts how the scandal will progress in the future.


Boston Bomber Case: David Rivkin challenges Obama’s decision

Constitutional attorney David Rivkin challenges ALCU attorney Laura Murphy on the value of Dzhokhar’s designation as an enemy combatant. They also debate the potential legal charges in the case against the alleged Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Not Gwen’s finest moment.


David Rivkin dissects Supreme Court case on gay marriage: Bill Bennett’s Morning in America (Day 2)

Will the Supreme Court rule that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional? Bill Bennett’s Morning in America: Constitutional attorney David Rivkin provides an in-depth analysis of the Supreme Court second case on gay marriage. 1,100 federal statutes use the term “marriage” without defining it. At the time the laws were passed, marriage was assumed to mean “between a man and a woman.” Nine states permit unions between members of the same sex. The federal government has an interest in uniformity. Simultaneously, under the principle of federalism, the federal government should not overstep the police powers of the states. The Bennett-Rivkin discussion explains the issues in this case about the Defense of Marriage Act.