ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A lawyer for a group challenging Minnesota restrictions on certain campaign donations has advised a federal judge that the case can be dismissed following changes to the state law made by the Legislature. 110 more words
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My latest piece for the Civitas Institute discusses a small-town North Carolinian’s fight federal civil asset forfeiture:
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…Mr. McLellan’s case demonstrates a fundamental problem. Intended to catch criminals, the law ensnares small-business owners who are not trying to avoid reporting requirements, but are either simply trying to avoid burdensome paperwork or have no idea the structuring rule exists.
By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A federal judge heard arguments Monday on an effort by the city to kill a class action designed to take down law enforcement’s process of seizing millions every year in cash, cars and houses. 191 more words
Ending what has turned out to be a nearly two decade fight, on late Thursday, the Texas House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass a bill that would deregulate natural hair braiding, the latest shot in a culture war that had very real consequences for those who made their living practicing the ancient art of hair braiding. 448 more words