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Free Speech Is Winning, Thanks to Citizens United

In the nearly five years since Citizens United v. FEC was decided, more Americans than ever are exercising their First Amendment rights and engaging in political speech. The results are in: political speech and spending are up. While spending is up across the board, the real winners have been Republican candidates for office. Show More Summary

Collectors and Syria: "get Stuffed"

Over on Wayne Sayles' Ancient Coin Collecting blog, he has published a comment on the passage of enabling legislation by the UK government [The Export Control, Syria Sanctions Amendment Order 2014 SI 2014 1896] to enforce trade sanctions...Show More Summary

Pro-Life People Need to Support Tennessee’s Amendment 1

Of the 144 different measures so far on election ballots this November across the country, one of the most important is Tennessee’s Amendment 1. If passed, it will eliminate one of the most egregious state supreme court decisions in U.S. history and open the door to commonsense health and safety standards that will protect the […]

Tim Hortons Inc. (USA) (THI), Burger King Worldwide Inc (BKW) Agree To Merge: 3G Capital Will Own Over 50% of New Company

In a newly amended filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 3G Capital, managed by Jorge Paulo Lemann, disclosed that it entered into a voting agreement related to the merger  between Tim Hortons Inc. (USA) (NYSE:THI) and Burger King Worldwide Inc (NYSE:BKW). According to the filing, 3G Capital holds 243.86 million shares of Burger King […]

I need education re: the Constitutional amendment on the Nov ballot

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

So this: [ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST Constitutional amendment providing that a person accused of any criminal offense for which the State is not seeking a sentence of death in superior court may, in writing or on the record in court and with...Show More Summary

7 Adventures I Had as the World's Biggest Pot Smuggler

By Robert Evans,Kevin Amend Published: August 29th, 2014 Nowadays, America grows her own weed, and The Man eases up more and more on the pot industry every year. Last week we got the lowdown on the strange and sometimes dangerous world of legal marijuana in 2014, but if you want to know how we got here, yo

Defense Argues Palestinian Organizer’s Indictment Was Product of Illegal FBI Investigation

A motion to dismiss an indictment against Palestinian American Rasmea Odeh for allegedly committing immigration fraud argues Odeh’s indictment was the “product of an illegal investigation into the First Amendment activities of the Arab-American Action Network (AAAN),” a community group based in Chicago. Rasmea Odeh is an organizer in Chicago. Show More Summary

Corporate Farming: “Right to Farm” Amendment a Misnomer

By John Crabtree on August 29, 2014 - 3:13am On August 5, Missourians voted on an ill-conceived, so-called “Right to Farm” constitutional amendment. A coalition of major agricultural corporations and commodity group allies spent over $1 million to secure its passage. Show More Summary

JACOB SULLUM ON THE SIXTH CIRCUIT’S DISGRACE: Federal Appeals Court Endorses a Heckler’s Veto of Pr…

JACOB SULLUM ON THE SIXTH CIRCUIT’S DISGRACE: Federal Appeals Court Endorses a Heckler’s Veto of Provocative Preaching. “Confronted by citizens lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights and bystanders lawlessly punishing them for it, the police sided with the violent hecklers.” My advice: Become a violent heckler. That’s what they reward, so that must be what [...]

I Can’t Believe They’re All Butters

Butter [buht-er] noun. Defined as a “supporter of the 2nd Amendment” that claims, “I support the 2nd Amendment, but…” then proceeds to tell you what restrictions he supports on the 2nd Amendment. Over the past year, Open Carry Texas has […]

Major Australian Classification Amendment Passes Senate

New legislation allows for fast, cost-effective classification for digital and mobile games, plus several other changes.

Motorola apologizes with another Yo promo to win the Moto 360

After complaints about the misleading Yo promotion to win one of 20 Moto 360 smartwatches, Motorola is trying to make amends with users by running another contest for another chance at winning.

Classification Amendment Will Change The Way Games Are Classified In Australia

An amendment to the classification act could see significant streamlining of the games classification process, as well as paving the way for mobile games to receive proper classification ratings. More »      

Celebrating Women's Equality?

This is for all those who missed the party: Women's Equality Day quietly came and went recently, not quite 100 years after passage of the Nineteenth Amendment -- the law that said women were equally entitled, along with men, to the right to vote. Show More Summary

Equality: Celebrate It, Promote It, Use It or Lose It

This past Tuesday, August 26 was Women's Equality Day. Congress (and more particularly, Bella Abzug) enacted Equality Day in 1971 to commemorate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The 19th Amendment passed in 1920. Show More Summary

Emmett Till, Mike Brown, and a New Movement for an Old Law

Despite progress over the last century, for black people this country has failed to ever make good on its earliest and most basic democratic protection: the 14th Amendment. When the 14th Amendment was enacted, it was meant to provide equal protection to all under the law. Show More Summary

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACHN): RA Capital Management Cuts Stake To 19.0% From 21.1%

RA Capital Management, led by Peter Kolchinsky, disclosed in a newly amended filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it further reduced its exposure to Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN). The filling showed that the hedge fund unloaded around 2.71 million shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Show More Summary

How the SATs may undermine China’s Communist Party

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

“SAT reform causes worry of ideology intrusion,” China’s official Xinhua news agency wrote this week. Earlier this year, the U.S. College Board amended its syllabus for its Scholastic Assessment Test, or SAT, to include reading passages from the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Show More Summary

6 constitutional amendments that just missed the cut

Since 1789, Congress has approved 33 constitutional amendments. Twenty-seven of those amendments were eventually ratified and became part of the Constitution. Six failed after being sent to the states. Here's the scoop on those six that didn't make the grade. Show More Summary

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