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    Polygamy, Sister Wives, and the Slippery Slope

    Late last week, a federal judge in Utah struck down part of the state’s law that criminalizes polygamy. The challenge was brought by Kody Brown of the television show Sister Wives. Brown is a polygamist who has one legal wife and three other wives by “spiritual union” based on their … More

    When a Voter ID Is Worth a Thousand Words

    It is an old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that is certainly true with a photo of Nelson Mandela turned up by the Daily Caller. After a “progressive advocacy group” called One Wisconsin Now issued a statement calling on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his … More

    Filibuster or Not, the D.C. Circuit Still Doesn’t Need More Judges

    Today the Senate is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Patricia Millett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Now that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) successfully deployed the “nuclear option” to eliminate Senate Republicans’ ability to filibuster appellate and district court nominees, he can … More

    Charged with Theft for Charging His Electric Car—with Five Cents’ Worth of Electricity

    A nickel might not have much purchasing power these days, but, in Chamblee, Georgia, charging your Nissan Leaf with five cents’ worth of electricity can land you in jail. After driving to Chamblee Middle School, where his 11-year-old son was playing tennis, Kaveh Kamooneh took the opportunity to charge his … More

    Senator Reid’s Special Obamacare Staff Exemption

    In case you didn’t think it could get any worse, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) is apparently exempting his congressional leadership and committee staff from Obamacare, which specifically provides that “notwithstanding any other provision of law, all Members of Congress and congressional staff shall enroll in a Federal health … More

    Bail Bond Bait and Switch: Police Seize Money from Innocent Mother

    As much as 90 percent of the currency circulating throughout the United States contains trace amounts of cocaine. No one would expect the police to claim someone’s money must be “dirty” based on trace presence of drugs alone. But that is exactly what law enforcement officers in Brown County, Wisconsin, … More

    Felony Shrub-Trimming: San Diego Man Criminally Charged for Pruning Plants

    The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office filed felony vandalism charges against 46-year-old Ocean Beach, California, resident Juvencio Adame for “defacement, damage and destruction” of public property in excess of $400. Felony charges can result in significant prison time. His “crime”? Trimming shrubbery next to his home. What would possess … More

    Grand Theft Auto: D.C. Metro Edition

    Washington, D.C., is often described as being out of touch with the rest of the country. However, our nation’s capital and the rest of the country are in lockstep regarding civil forfeiture—the often-abused ability of the government to seize property involved in crimes. In May 2011, Frederick Simms was pulled … More

    Obamacare Is Restricting Choice and Trampling Fundamental Freedoms

    The problems with Obamacare seem endless. Now, the unpopular health care law is headed back to the Supreme Court — this time over one of the law’s many onerous mandates that’s restricting choice and trampling fundamental freedoms. Earlier this week, the Court agreed to review the Obamacare mandate that forces … More

    Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and Religious Freedom

    Religious freedom is as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and pumpkin pie. From 1621, when the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, to 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared it a federal holiday, thanking God and practicing religion were of paramount importance. Nearly 400 years after that First … More