On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Maryland tax that ultimately double-taxed its residents for income earned in other states. Fox News reports that the ruling is likely to cost Maryland, and any other states with similar policies, hundreds of millions of dollars.
Civil asset forfeiture is a disrespect by the government for private property, flipping the burden of proof from the government to the person accused of a crime.
With the Obama administration-backed “net neutrality” takeover of Internet infrastructure paving the way, federal bureaucrats may seek to regulate the content of websites such as the Drudge Report. That is the warning of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai, who cautioned in various interviews and talks this month that another Washington, D.C., bureaucracy — the Federal Election Commission — needs to be watched closely lest the government “impulse” to regulate online speech be acted upon. The United Nations and various UN member regimes hope to censor and tax the Internet, too.
Ends and means have gotten confused with the pressure to pass national concealed carry reciprocity laws, which would expand the power of the federal government over the states.