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Women’s rights are under threat in Iraq

Earlier this month, Iraq’s parliament received amendments to its constitution that — if approved — will fundamentally change Iraqi women’s legal rights. The amendments include sectarian religious laws — breaking with the current law based on Sunni and Shiite jurisprudence. The amendments apply to Iraq’s personal status code, which is a legal framework addressing family […]

Senator proposes to ban ‘thug-life’ propaganda on mass media and internet

1 hour agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

A Russian senator has drafted legislative amendments to ban propaganda that promotes criminal ways of life and internal rules of criminal communities, which he says pose no lesser threat to society than addiction, suicide or terrorism. Read Full Article at

Gun-Grabbin Gabby Giffords Wants to Take Away Your… Muskets?

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords just gave us more proof that the left’s real goal with “gun control” is nothing short of a total elimination of the Second Amendment and a ban on all guns. One of the first things that liberals insist...Show More Summary

Should Women’s Rights Be In The Constitution? Equal Rights Amendments Gets Big Push After Me Too Movement

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Equal Rights Amendment advocates may have the push they need to pass the bill, thanks to the 'Me Too' movement.

'Me too' movement renews Equal Rights Amendment push

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ERA advocates think this could be their moment as more women come forward with stories of sexual assault and harassment.        

Laundering away democracy

Representative Kevin Brady’s Amendment to the House’s tax bill is the charitable sector equivalent of military equipment that Congress insists on budgeting for even when the Pentagon says “No, thanks.”Brady’s Amendment allows nonprofit organizations to engage in political speech without penalty. Show More Summary

New Jersey Gun Owners: Rising from the Ashes of Murphy’s Victory

The New Jersey Second Amendment Society is already formulating new political strategies and developing citizen action plans to counter the Murphy Administration. This post New Jersey Gun Owners: Rising from the Ashes of Murphy’s Victory appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Tesla Board Member Vows Defamation Action

Every lawyer knows that defamation cases are hard to win -- especially if your client is a public figure. You have to get over the First Amendment, New York Times v. Sullivan, and all those privileges you learned in law school. Even if you can prove actual malice, the......

Duma passes amendments allowing airlines to blacklist brawling passengers

2 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian parliament has approved an amendment allowing airlines to create blacklists of passengers who have started brawls on board or caused other threats to safety. Companies can now officially refuse to sell them tickets. Read Full Article at

Senate Plan Would Raise Taxes on the Poor, a Report Says

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The nonpartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation said an amended Senate tax bill would effectively raise taxes on low-income Americans by 2021.

Alabama Governor Nixes Election Do-Over if Strange Resigns

I wrote last night how a do-over in the Senate race should Sen. Strange resign likely violates the 17th amendment. Now Alabama’s governor has thrown cold water on the idea; “The election date is set for Dec. 12. Were he to … Continue reading ?

The Latest Ploy GOP Considers to Avoid a Roy Moore Senate Problem Likely Violates the 17th Amendment

I spent a good part of my Saturday afternoon tweeting and blogging in conversations with Hugh Hewitt about ways Republicans could deal with the Roy Moore mess. At first Hewitt suggested cancelling the election altogether, and letting Strange just complete … Continue reading ?

The justices dive into new abortion controversy

IT IS a heady time for First Amendment lawyers at the Supreme Court. Every year, between October and April, the justices hear about 65 cases. Of the 44 so far this term, six—including three added on November 13th—address the meaning of the First Amendment’s free-speech guarantee.

Much Ado Abood the First Amendment

After a year of contentious negotiations between Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 (“AFSCME”), the parties reached a bargaining impasse in early 2016. AsShow More Summary

HIDDEN IN THE SENATE TAX BILL: Surprise Gifts for Breweries and Start-Ups. The Senate amendment i…

HIDDEN IN THE SENATE TAX BILL: Surprise Gifts for Breweries and Start-Ups. The Senate amendment included apparent victories for the Brewers Association, including a temporary reduction in the excise taxes levied on beer. The “CRAFT beverage modernization” provision, introduced by Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, would lower the tax rate on beer produced in the […]

Here's When The X-Files Returns

Now's a good time to amend your holiday wish list to Santa Claus to include a tinfoil hat. Scully (Gillian Anderson), Mulder (David Duchovny) and The X-Files revival will return for its second season -- and eleventh overall -- on Wednesday, Jan. Show More Summary

Overview of the Senate’s Amendment to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Chairman's Mark of the Senate's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a number of important changes. Here's a quick overview of those that matter most.

And now you’re back, from outer space

As mentioned earlier, Obamacare repeal is back: The latest incarnation, blessed on Tuesday by Senate GOP leadership, is an amendment to Republicans’ long-awaited tax overhaul bill that would repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate. Such a policy change would save the government more than $300 billion but cost about 13 million people their health insurance coverage, and […]

Senate Republicans tax plan includes a 'monumental' change that craft beer has been fighting for for years

Senate Republicans added an amendment to the Trump-backed GOP tax plan that would cut craft brewers' excise tax in half. The craft-beer industry has been fighting to cut taxes for years. According to a craft-beer industry leader, this...Show More Summary

Russian MPs back law targeting foreign media

Russian MPs on Wednesday backed new legislation that could force foreign media outlets to register as "foreign agents" in a reciprocal response to US pressure on Kremlin-backed TV channel RT. Lawmakers approved amendments to broaden a 2012 law aimed at non-governmental organisations to include foreign media. Show More Summary

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