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Repeal Of Minnesota Campaign Giving Law Renders Lawsuit Moot

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


Don't Criminalize Churro Vendors, NYC!

New York City has a serious problem with nanny statism.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg instituted many big government policies during his tenure. These include bans on… 333 more words


Small-town NC Case Shows Federal Overreach

My latest piece for the Civitas Institute discusses a small-town North Carolinian’s fight federal civil asset forfeiture:

…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.

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Civil Asset Forfeiture

City Seeks To Kill Challenge To Philadelphia's Asset Forfeiture Process

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


Yeah, let's do that

Here’s recent e-mail from Chip Mellor at the Institute for Justice.

IJ’s fight to end civil forfeiture continues with a new lawsuit on behalf of Lyndon McLellan, a convenience store owner in rural North Carolina who had $107,702 seized last summer by the IRS.

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Fear Your Government

Dupree Studios Eminent Domain Victory Celebration

Dupree Studios Eminent Domain Victory Celebration

Saturday April 25, 2015

Visual Artist/Painter Mr. James Dupree has finally won the battle against Eminent Domain Abuse by reclaiming the deed that was once taken and seized by the City of Philadelphia back in 2012. 164 more words

Urban Life

After Nearly Two Decades, Texas House Votes To Deregulate Natural Hair Braiders

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