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Amendments to Nebraska Bill Might be Expansion Card for Smithfield Foods

Recently filed amendment language now pending in the Nebraska Legislature could clear the way for Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods Inc. to own, control, and feed hogs in contract swine operations in the state. The foreign-owned agribusiness is already a major employer in Nebraska. Show More Summary

Va. House speaker accused of using hardball tactics to rush ethics measure

RICHMOND — Criticism of an ethics bill adopted Friday in the final hour of the General Assembly session mounted this week, as a group of House Democrats urged Gov. Terry McAuliffe to make major amendments and Senate Republican leaders accused House Speaker William J. Howell of resorting to hardball tactics to rush passage.Read full article >>

How Many Water Balloons Does it Take to Stop a Bullet?

Those of us who regularly exercise our Second Amendment rights sometimes wonder what random objects would look like if we shot it. A simple pleasure, for sure- but still, we

Jean Godden Pays Attention to that Tent City Bill Long Enough to Kill an Amendment the Mayor Wanted Dead

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jean Godden: party crasher. She doesn't think new homeless encampments should be allowed in residential zones, so she helped kill an amendment that might have allowed them. City of Seattle So, this is weird. At some point before a city...Show More Summary

Judge Won't Force Twitter to Reveal Anonymous Trolls

They, after all, have First Amendment rights too. read more

West Virginia Citizens Defense League Fears ‘Constitutional Carry’ Bill is Misunderstood

The West Virginia Citizens Defense League is a group of individuals who have formed a large team of volunteers whose main objective is to protect and uphold the Second Amendment Constitutional Right of the United States, according to WVCDL President Keith Morgan. Show More Summary

Ukraine agrees tough austerity package to gain $17.5bn IMF bailout

``?The Ukrainian parliament has approved amendments the 2015 budget that sees drastic pension cuts and energy bills tripling. The changes are needed to comply with the terms of the agreed $17.5 billion IMF bailout package.''

No 11th Amendment Immunity for Community College, 2nd Cir. Says

The Eleventh Amendment: often misunderstood, infrequently used, yet sitting there in plain sight, just after the Bill of Rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has given scant guidance over the years, but we know at the least that states can't be sued for monetary damages unless they consent (or unless another......

The Final Gun Rights Battles--Campus Cary and Gun Free Zones

Washington, DC—The United States Supreme Court reaffirmed and settled the primary Second Amendment rights issues of all Americans in two somewhat recent cases, Heller and McDonald. Despite this some arrogant politicians feel they and some of their supporters are above the law. Show More Summary

A. Barton Hinkle on Begging and the First Amendment

14 hours agoNews : Reason

Laws against panhandling have been around for decades. In case after case, courts have ruled them unconstitutional. But municipal leaders around the country keep looking for ways to impose them. Everyone knows why: Panhandlers, who are usually homeless, often look like heck and smell even worse, and that’s bad for business. Show More Summary

Transportation Bill Amended in the Rules Committee

In an apparent effort to reassure House members reluctant to vote for a tax increase, House Majority Leader Larry O’Neal offered an amendment to House Bill 170 at this morning’s Rules Committee meeting to drop the proposed motor fuel...Show More Summary

1 L.A. City Council race headed to May runoff, charter amendments appear to pass

15 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Just one Los Angeles City Council race was headed to a runoff today, with incumbents cruising to easy victories in five other contests around the city.

UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

By implying that the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as being in Israel, rather than in occupied Palestinian territories. File under: having the First Amendment makes the US very different. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Today's Pitch From Matt Barber

18 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Every few days Christian leader Matt Barber sends out an email blast to promote right-wing products. Today's t-shirt pitch: "A humorous Second Amendment twist on 'Smile, wait for flash' phrase commonly used when taking photos. A great way to bring a smile to people's face, or to warn criminals what's waiting for them if they mess with you. Show More Summary

Backers of election charter amendments declare victory

Backers of two measures to shift Los Angeles city and school board votes to higher-turnout election years declared victory Tuesday evening after an initial count showed the measures had lopsided leads in absentee ballots.

Amendments to museum transfer bill

State Senator Gail Griffin amended her bill, SB1200, that transfers the former Mining & Mineral Museum to AZGS to reopen it as a Mining, Mineral, & Natural Resources Education Museum. [Right, artists vision of the original plans forShow More Summary

Obamacare nullification amendments further complicate Supreme Court case

Add one more barrier to the logistical, financial, and political forces already making it difficult for states to respond by setting up their own exchanges if the Supreme Court decides to strip subsidies from the federal exchange. AShow More Summary

New Mexico Republicans Push Anti-Choice Bills Through House Committees

HB 390 would amend existing state law to include a ban on abortions after 20 weeks' gestation, while HB 391 would require physicians to provide notice of a planned abortion procedure of a non-emancipated minor to one parent or guardian...Show More Summary

Slovenia Approves Marriage, Adoption Rights for Same-Sex Couples

Freedom to Marry: Today, March 3, Slovenia voted in favor of the freedom to marry to the country, amending the country's Marriage & Family Relations Act to include relationships between same-sex couples... This vote means that Slovenia may become the 12th European country to have the freedom to marry, and the first Central European country. Show More Summary

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