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    Challenge to Colorado TABOR Flouts Supreme Court Precedents

    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that Colorado legislators have standing to challenge the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) because it limits their ability to vote on tax proposals. The court also rejected the state’s argument that only Congress—not the federal … More

    Georgia Fails to Pass Civil Forfeiture Reform

    Civil forfeiture has gained prominence as a tool to combat the drug trade; however, its targets can be as mundane as motorists or as industrious as independent grocers. Civil forfeiture abuse is a real problem, and many states are considering reforming these laws to protect innocent people who too often … More

    Voter ID: Protecting the Integrity of Our Elections

    With midterm elections underway in Texas, the fight over voter ID will undoubtedly garner some serious attention in the national media in the coming weeks and months. Ten states will require voters to present photo ID when voting in this year’s midterms, despite vigorous attacks from liberal opponents and the … More

    Christine O'Donnell: We're Going on Offense Against the IRS

    It’s time to go on the offense against the IRS for its targeting of conservatives, said Christine O’Donnell at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday. “This throws a stake right into the heart of our freedom,” the former Senate candidate said of the IRS scandal, announcing she is starting … More

    First Filibusters, Now Blue Slips: A New Fight over Judicial Nominations

    Senate Democrats triggered the “nuclear option” to effectively eliminate the filibuster for executive and judicial nominations last year. Now another Senate tradition may be next up on the chopping block: the use of “blue slips.” Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D–VT) stated, “As long as the blue-slip process is … More

    Ukraine Crisis Holds Lessons for 'Lawless' IRS, Watchdog Says

    American taxpayers ought to be inspired to stand up to the Internal Revenue Service by the people “dying in Ukraine,” the top dog at a leading government watchdog group said this morning. “Criminal investigation has to be the end game,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said during a discussion … More

    Invisible Gun Control: 10-Year Old Suspended for Making 'Level 2 Lookalike Firearm'--With Fingers

    It sounds like serious business. They called it a “level 2 lookalike firearm.” They said that he pointed it “execution style” at a fellow student. But Nathan Entingh is ten years old, the “lookalike firearm” was his finger, and the other student didn’t even see it—a teacher did. And it’s … More

    Senate Blocks Obama Nominee for Justice Post Over Ties to Cop Killer

    Senate Republicans today attracted enough Democrats to reject President Obama’s nominee for a top Justice Department post, after an emotional debate over the lawyer’s role in championing the notorious killer of a Philadelphia police officer. Under new Senate rules, the Obama Administration needed 51 votes to secure the nomination of … More

    Casey to Oppose Obama’s Justice Nominee for Championing Cop Killer

      Senator Robert  Casey Jr. (D-PA) today announced that he will vote against President Obama’s nominee for a top Justice Department post because of the lawyer’s much-publicized work to overturn the death sentence of the notorious killer of a Philadelphia police officer. Without specifying Debo Adegbile’s high-profile role as a … More

    Federal Court Upholds School Ban on American Flag T-Shirts

    Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a California high school’s prohibition on American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The case is Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District, and while it might get the law right, it certainly highlights a worrying trend in … More