Texas Grows 3.9 Percent in First Quarter. California? 0.1 Percent

July 28, 2017 by  Bob Adelmann Melissa, a resident of San Diego with degrees in psychology and Spanish, could find work only at a fast-food restaurant, recounted an article in (of all places) the Los Angeles Times about how some conservatives fed up with California are looking to Texas for greener pastures — and not just economically. The final straw … More Texas Grows 3.9 Percent in First Quarter. California? 0.1 Percent

Justice Department Files Brief Stating Title VII Does Not Apply to Sexual Orientation

July 27, 2017  by  Warren Mass Officials and attorneys for the Justice Department filed an amicus brief on July 26 saying that the “court should reaffirm its settled precedent holding, consistent with the longstanding position of the Department of Justice, that Title VII [of the Civil Rights Act of 1964] does not reach discrimination based on … More Justice Department Files Brief Stating Title VII Does Not Apply to Sexual Orientation

VIDEO Baltimore State Attorney Reviewing 100 Cases in Wake of Drug-planting Video

July 25, 2017  by  C. Mitchell Shaw In the wake of a Baltimore police officer being caught planting evidence in a drug case while two other officers watched, Baltimore’s State Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation and is reviewing 100 other cases involving those three officers. Thanks to three bad cops, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn … More VIDEO Baltimore State Attorney Reviewing 100 Cases in Wake of Drug-planting Video

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Third Attempt by D.C. to Restrict Gun Ownership

July 26, 2017 by  Bob Adelmann The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday 2-1 that the district’s third attempt to keep guns out of the hands of its citizens is unconstitutional. The matter has been festering since the Supreme Court ruled in 2008 in District of Columbia v. Heller that individuals have a right to possess … More Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Third Attempt by D.C. to Restrict Gun Ownership

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

July 22, 2017 by Jacques Billeaud     PHOENIX (AP) — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over. Arizona, which allows residents to carry weapons without permits, recently changed its rule book for … More Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

Roper’s Resolve: Critics Seek Dangerous Extensions Of Treason and Other Crimes To Prosecute The Trumps

July 21, 2017 jonathanturley Below is my column in the Hill newspaper on how critics of Donald Trump have been calling for radical extensions or interpretations of criminal provisions against core figures. The implications for such interpretations of crimes like treason need to be considered by critics. “So now you’d give the devil benefit of the … More Roper’s Resolve: Critics Seek Dangerous Extensions Of Treason and Other Crimes To Prosecute The Trumps

Supreme Court Grants Trump Partial Victory in Ongoing Travel ban Controversy

July 20, 2017 by  Bob Adelmann The terse two-paragraph Supreme Court order issued Wednesday was self-explanatory: President Donald Trump’s effort to ban immigrants from six countries was upheld, with modifications. As the first paragraph stated: The Government’s motion seeking clarification of our order of June 26, 2017, is denied. The District Court order modifying the preliminary injunction with … More Supreme Court Grants Trump Partial Victory in Ongoing Travel ban Controversy

Rosenstein: Comey Memos Were Confidential and Improperly Leaked

July 20, 2017 jonathanturley Fox News’ Martha MacCallum aired an interesting interview with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein this week in which the Rosenstein reaffirmed something that I have previously said: the memos leaked by James Comey were FBI documents and their release violated FBI rules and regulations.  The media has largely ignored indications that some of the memos … More Rosenstein: Comey Memos Were Confidential and Improperly Leaked

Oregon Passes Resentment Tax: $15 Per Bicycle

July 18, 2016 by  Bob Adelmann Due to the perceived injustice inflicted on Oregon taxpayers last year, the state legislators evened the score last week when the members passed a bill taxing bicycles. The Democratically controlled legislature passed a bill in 2016 forcing drivers to pay 10 cents per gallon more for gasoline to fund road improvements. … More Oregon Passes Resentment Tax: $15 Per Bicycle

SCOTUS Puts Travel Ban Case Back in Hawaii’s Court, Gives Them Until July 18 to Respond

July 17, 2017  by  Warren Mass In the latest round of judicial volleyball pertaining to President Trump’s March 6 executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorists’ Entry Into the United States,” the Supreme Court has asked the State of Hawaii to respond by noon on July 18 to the Trump Justice Department’s appeal of Hawaii District … More SCOTUS Puts Travel Ban Case Back in Hawaii’s Court, Gives Them Until July 18 to Respond