The Mississippi Compromise of 2022
By James M. Odom   |   06.11.22
A Lawless Decision Finally About to Be Overruled The U.S. Supreme Court appears to be poised, absent dereliction of duty or cowardice, to overrule one of the most wicked, unlawful, and murderous decisions it has ever issued. In overturning (destroying,...
Executive Order Makes Biden Regime Lone Wolf in Tyrannical Vaccine Mandates
By James M. Odom   |   09.14.21
The United States was legally founded upon the principle of limited government, under which at the time of the founding, the federal government mandating specific medical treatment to individual citizens would never have been tolerated.
Resources to Fight Tyrannical Vaccine Mandates
By James M. Odom   |   08.31.21
Vaccines are not a threat to liberty. However, being forced to submit to taking medicine and/or a medical procedure that is both controversial and troublesome to many of us is. Vaccine mandates are a violation of the unalienable individual right...
America’s Critical Need to Be Less Democratic
By James M. Odom   |   08.19.21
All of America's legislative bodies should voluntarily change their rules to increase voting requirements for passing legislation to a super-majority.

Readers may ask, “Why such a bold proclamation?”
Illinois Pro-Life Lawmakers Given National Voice to Overturn Roe v. Wade
By James M. Odom   |   07.30.21
A nationwide group of state legislators and attorneys have crafted an amicus (friend of the court) legal brief in support of the State of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, seeking to overturn the unlawful Roe v. Wade decision.
IFI Joins Friends of the Court in Rutledge v. Little Rock Family Planning Services
By James M. Odom   |   06.14.21
On January 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist and Bryon White rightly identified in their dissents that Roe v. Wade was a bad (to put it mildly) decision:

“The decision here ... partakes more of judicial legislation than it does of a determination of the intent of the drafters of the Fourteenth Amendment.”
Washington D.C. Statehood is Unconstitutional
By James M. Odom   |   05.06.21
On Thursday, April 22nd, 216 members of a powerful special interest faction within the U.S. House of Representatives, the Democratic Party, passed H.R. 51, attempting to usurp the power of the People of the United States under the Constitution, converting the District of Columbia from the federal seat of government to a state.

H.R. 51 is clearly unconstitutional.
Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church v. Pritzker
By James M. Odom   |   03.06.21
While a number of cases have reached the U.S. Supreme Court challenging government pandemic restrictions that limit churches’ and members free exercise of religion, Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church v. Pritzker presents direct legal conflict between jurisdictions (traditionally the primary basis...
Important Litigation Against Porn & Sex Traffickers
By James M. Odom   |   02.24.21
On February 12, 2021, two anonymous plaintiffs filed a class action complaint in Alabama Federal Court against pornographer MG Freesites, an international syndicated pornography corporation headquartered in the Republic of Cyprus and having organizations and doing business in at least 6 countries including the U.S. (as Mindgeek, USA, Inc., Delaware).
James M. Odom
James M. Odom

James Odom is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Illinois Family Institute and Illinois Family Action.

God used His Church and Godly legal mentors and pastors to forcefully direct James passion and vocation toward in depth study and understanding of the relationship between civil government and God’s Church from the very beginning of law school in 1992.  James graduated from Indiana University School of Law with a J.D. In 1995, and has been admitted to practice law in several jurisdictions over the following 25 years, including 5 years in the legal department at Focus on the Family.

He and his wife of 18 years are blessed to be the parents of 4 children.  He has served as Republican Precinct Committeeman, has run twice for local public office, and is an ordained Ruling Elder in his local congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.

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