When the Senate voted Thursday to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the bill they passed was padded with a few extra measures. In an effort to get Republicans to make hard decisions on the Keystone XL bill, Democrats deluged the bill in recent days with amendments calling for...
The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but an amendment filed by Senator John McCain seeking to repeal the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act was not attached. The post Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passes Without Senator McCain’s Jones Act Amendment appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
The Jay Dobyns story hit Fox News. This morning I argued a first amendment case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; it was one of three cases argued. Video for the argument is here. My argument...
Woman whose billing account was renamed with a profanity says company trying to make amends
It looks like Justin Bieber is attempting to make amends before his Comedy Central roast on March 7. For Thursday's (Jan. 29) episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Bieber stopped by for a surprise visit to wish the host a happy birthday...Show More Summary
After three weeks and 50 amendment votes, the Senate was on track Thursday to approve legislation to expedite construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Every two years, when the North Dakota Legislature meets, they have the opportunity to promote Constitutional Amendments to the United States Constitution through a process of Concurrent Resolutions. Each year, the North Dakota Legislature, which is very conservative, will send messages to congress saying they need to spend less, tax less, and do other things...
The US House Judiciary Committee office confirmed they are gathering the original applications from State Legislatures for an Article V Convention to propose amendments to the US Constitution that were submitted to Congress over the last 200 plus years for the first time in history. Ohio Republican Steve Stivers proposed and passed a rule change ( Resolution.pdf ) [...]
Next week the House Judiciary Committee will be hearing testimony on three separate bills related to e-cigarettes, but lawmakers got a preview of that debate today when the Finance and Taxation Committee kicked out an amendment to HB1133 which sought to exempt e-cigarettes and related products from tobacco taxes. The original bill, introduced at the...
Stephen Loukas, David A. Lorber, and Zachary George’s FrontFour Capital Group slighty reduced its stake in OM Group, Inc (NYSE:OMG) this Wednesday. As revealed in an amended 13D Form filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the investment firm sold around 38,000 shares of the company. Its holding amount to around 1.75 million Common […]
The Supreme Court's recent track record on the Fourth Amendment has been inconsistent, to say the least. For every win -- like the warrant requirement for cellphone searches incident to arrest (Riley v. California) -- there's been a loss -- the court's granting of permanent forgiveness for officers who predicate stops on nonexistent laws (Heien v. Show More Summary
The Dearborn, Michigan area is home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the United States, so this can’t be blamed on some small-town cops ignorant of the law. Of course, since that “law” is actually the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantee of freedom of religion, even that is not much of [...]
This may be the most far-reaching and bold anti-conservation amendment seen on the Senate floor in years. The post Murkowski Attacks Wilderness In Lower 48, Echoing Anti-Government Rancher Cliven Bundy appeared first on ThinkProgres...
Students shout "First Amendment!" among other ironic nonsense. It looks like a fun time, and good for the students to waste university money. Love it.
At December’s Sound Transit Board Meeting, Mayor Murray offered an interesting amendment to the “building blocks” section of the long range plan (79:30): T18. In addition, as part of implementing a regional transit system, Sound Transit can explore policy and funding alternatives to address significant regional facilities, such as tunneling for future core system capacity […]
This is a win for the Second Amendment for D.C. residents! The city’s ban on carrying firearms was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in July 2014, and so far, 8 D.C. residents have had their permits approved.
Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes e ven victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has recently endorsed a plan to pass a federal amendment allowing states to ban gay marriage should the US Supreme Court strike rule against such laws.