Ohio has joined a growing number of states that have introduced or passed legislation opposed to federal gun control initiatives. Ohio Senate Bill 36 was introduced by Republican State Senator Kris Jordan. Fellow Republican Tim Schaffer was noted as an Ohio SB36 co-sponsor when the bill was introduced on Tuesday.
If Ohio Senate Bill 36 is passed, if would be a first degree felony for any law enforcement officer to attempt [...]
Joel B. Pollak
January 21, 2013
President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address has been described as one of the most partisan ever given, heralding a sweeping left-wing agenda and demonizing his opponents. But President Obama’s target is not simply the Republican Party: it is the Constitution itself, and the values of liberty that it enshrines.
In the address itself, President Obama made the case that liberty is not timeless; that it must adjust [...]
The “Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Preservation Act” is now working its way through the Oklahoma legislature. Introduced by state senator Nathan Dahm, this legislation puts Oklahoma shoulder-to-shoulder with Wyoming and Texas by putting federal gun-grabbers in check.
The language of the legislation is clear: “Federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right [to keep and bear arms] in the Constitution of [...]
Last week Apple won a court battle over Samsung, and was awarded $1.05billion in patent lawsuit
Apple has asked a judge to end Samsung’s release of ‘copycat products’
Claims 21 products infringe its patents, including Samsung’s flagship smartphone the Galaxy S III
Google thought to be next because of competitive Android software
Fresh off the back of winning its $1bn court battle against tech rival Samsung Electronics Ltd, Apple is launching yet another lawsuit [...]
Farmers in Fauquier County are planning to bring their pitchforks to an Aug. 2 hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals to protest the arbitrary treatment of one of their own. On April 30, Zoning Administrator Kimberley Johnson sent Martha Boneta an official cease-and-desist notice for selling farm products and hosting a birthday party for her best friend’s 10-year-old daughter on her 70-acre Paris, Va., farm without a special administrative [...]
Arizona is already gearing up to enforce its strict immigration law as it anticipates a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court sometime this month, with Gov. Jan Brewer issuing an executive order this week telling police to bone up on the details of the law.
Mrs. Brewer ordered that training materials produced to help police understand the law and its limits should be distributed throughout the state in preparation for a [...]
The Supreme Court’s health care showdown last month was all about Constitution theory and prerogatives. Wednesday’s arguments between Arizona and the Obama administration over the state’s tough immigration law looks to be all about power.
Arizona argues that the federal government has failed to enforce its laws on the books and says states should be free to enforce their own laws as long as they complement the national goals. Obama attorneys say the Constitution gives power [...]
Brazil’s lower house of Congress is to hold a public hearing over allegations that fast-food chain McDonald’s broke the country’s constitution by paying staff less than the minimum wage.
Lawmakers are due on May 10 to discuss claims that McDonald’s reduced workers’ pay outside peak hours, resulting in wages below Brazil’s minimum monthly salary of R$622 ($340), the lower house said on Tuesday.
“There have been situations where the worker receives less than the minimum [...]
From Economic Policy Journal:
Occasionally in the past, I have received emails from readers asking me if it was time to leave America because of some new infringement on our rights.
In the past, I always responded to these e-mails by saying that it really depended on who the reader was. Anyone, I usually replied, who was in the securities-brokerage industry or the medical profession should start looking, because of how regulated [...]
(Reuters) – Euro zone finance ministers have approved a 12 billion euro ($17.4 billion) installment of Greece’s bailout, but signaled that the nation must expect significant losses of sovereignty and jobs.
Ministers in the Eurogroup gave the go-ahead for the fifth tranche of Greece’s 110-billion-euro financial rescue agreed last year, and said details of a second aid package for Athens would be finalized by mid-September.
Techdirt reports that Senate bill 978 – a bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes – may be used to prosecute people for embedding YouTube videos.
According to Mark Masnick, if a website embeds a YouTube video that is determined to have infringed on copyright and more than 10 people view it on that website, the [...]
from the censorship dept
As expected, it appears that a new version of COICA is on its way, and it looks like those behind it have ramped up their efforts to make the positioning sound better. Rather than COICA, it’s been renamed the “Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act” or the…. PROTECT IP Act (don’t gag). And, rather [...]