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Wisconsin Legislators Trying To Carve Hole In Open Records Law With Amendments To State Budget Bill

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

No one ever praised politics as a germ-free environment, but Wisconsin may be taking it to new levels, aiming for Chicago-esque levels of dirty politics. The state appears to have several people in positions of power operating in purely partisan self-interest, leading to governmental abuses. Show More Summary

Ex-CNNer Lynne Russell Speaks on Fox: We’re Alive ‘Because of the 2nd Amendment

3 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell spoke to Megan Kelly tonight and said she and her husband are alive today because of the Second Amendment.

Lynne Russell: Second Amendment Saved Our Lives In Motel Gunfight

Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell credits the Second Amendment, the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, for saving her life and that of her husband in a motel room gun battle on June 30. She also apparently has a simple message...Show More Summary

Democrat Senator Suggests First Amendment Does Not Apply to Individuals

Disingenuous authoritarians will sometimes pretend that the Second Amendment does not honor an individual right to bear arms, but only a group right — that is, only well-regulated militias have

PayPal Will Change User Agreement After Robocall Concerns

A new User Agreement between PayPal and its users would seem to give the company almost unlimited right to robocall and text users at any number the company believes it can reach them. But PayPal says it will amend the agreement following complaints from customer advocacy groups and the FCC.

Lyle Denniston’s Take on Today’s DC Circuit Campaign Finance Decision

He concludes: Aside from its direct impact on the flat ban on contractor contributions, the new decision’s rejection of the First Amendment challenge may have a legal and political effect on two other potential campaign law controversies that have been … Continue reading ?

Survivors Guide to Earth: Save the 4th!

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated..." That's the 4th Amendment in our bill of rights... What's it really about and what happened to it? And how does ignoring it, lead to the giant prison system crisis we find ourselves today. Show More Summary

We're Doomed: Only 19% of Americans Know That the First Amendment Guarantees Freedom of Religion

It's official, we're screwed: Only 19 percent of American adults know that the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom of...

The Ten Amendments

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Snopes

Did Pope Francis announce during a sermon that God had instructed him to change the Ten Commandments?

Myanmar's Constitutional Challenges

In what some thought could be a game-changer to Myanmar's political landscape, several constitutional amendments were voted down in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, or Union parliament, on June 25. It was a crucial vote for the pro-democracyShow More Summary

Summer Secrets: A Conversation with Author Jane Green

Photo Credit: Ian Warbug What does it mean to make amends? In Jane Green's latest novel, Summer Secrets, we follow Cat, a London journalist and recovering alcoholic on her journey through the twelve steps, which ultimately leads her to lovely beaches of Nantucket. Show More Summary

Reading list: Christine Jolls on visual disclosures

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Christine Jolls, Debiasing Through Law and the First Amendment, 67 Stan. L. Rev. 1411 (2015): Law often compels the disclosure of information in particular—and, increasingly today, in visual—forms. Some judges conclude that such modern...Show More Summary

Former CNN Anchor Lynne Russell Defends Gun Rights After Husband Kills Armed Motel Intruder

Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell’s support of the 2nd Amendment grew stronger after her husband shot and killed an ex-felon who was holding her at gunpoint during a robbery attempt in their motel room on June 30. Russell told police that she had left her motel room to grab something from her car when felon Tonorio […]

TV Anchor Says Second Amendment Saved Her Life

Television journalists are used to telling stories in pithy, easily understandable language. Perhaps that explains why former CNN news anchor Lynne Russell is able to so forcefully explain how the Second Amendment helped save her life...Show More Summary

Study: State Employees Paying More for Health Insurance than Peers

Georgia lawmakers requested a study in February in the amended FY 2015 budget to examine “why [State Health Benefit Plan] SHBP’s costs are higher than other comparable government employee health plans.” The study, conducted by Aon Hewitt...Show More Summary

Former CNN Anchor Says Second Amendment Saved Her Life

Last week, former CNN anchor Lynne Russell and her husband, former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro, were accosted by an armed assailant outside of their motel room. Russell and her husband were able to dispatch their attacker before he could … More » The post Former CNN Anchor Says Second Amendment Saved Her Life appeared first on EveryJoe.

Gay Marriage and the Death of States Rights

The erosion of the power of the Tenth Amendment should be of grave concern to all Americans.

Idaho In No Rush To Remove Traditional Marriage Amendment From Constitution

While known for its potatoes and Napoleon Dynamite, the Gem State is also as red as they come when it comes to politics. The composition of the...

Can Greece and EU Make Amends?

Exclusive: The after-shocks from the Wall Street crash of 2007-08 continue to rattle international stability, with Greece now rejecting never-ending demands for more belt-tightening and raising the specter of a splintered European Union, as ex-U.S. diplomat William R. Polk explains. By William R. Polk The Greek people have not only spoken; they have shouted. More than six…

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