On May 17, the White House issued a press release explaining that today the Department of Labor will finalize a rule expanding the conditions under which employers will be required to pay overtime to their employees.
Missouri lawmakers passed a bill expanding Second Amendment-protected self-defense rights just as the legislative session was coming to a close last May 13.
Oops! The climate-alarmist movement and its armed enforcers have egg all over their face, again. After being warned that they may be breaking federal laws prohibiting criminal conspiracies against constitutionally protected rights, the state prosecutors persecuting skeptics of man-made global-warming alarmism are under growing national pressure to respect the rule of law, and the First Amendment in particular. Among other developments, one of the think-tanks being harassed is asking the federal judiciary to slap the Virgin Islands attorney general with a fine for his attack on free speech. More moderate state attorneys general, meanwhile, have also joined the fray, calling the probe of energy giant ExxonMobil and other targets a “fishing expedition of the worst kind” in a lawsuit aimed at stopping the ideologically motivated scheme.
Joseph Robertson was convicted of violating the Clean Water Act on his property in Jefferson County, Montana, despite evidence to the contrary.
Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson settles his suit against the EPA, freeing himself from exorbitant fines and leaving his stock pond in place.
As North Carolina finds itself in the cross-hairs of the federal government, the Tar Heel state seems ready to stand its ground against federal intrusion into what is — at most — a state issue. The case over North Carolina's controversial HB2 may well serve to check the vital signs of States' Rights.
A federal judge has handed ObamaCare a defeat, and a victory to the concept of separation of powers.
Obama is angry about opposition to his anti-privacy crusade. Last week, he even slammed Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) by name, calling on the liberty-minded lawmaker to drop his “quirky” opposition to the administration's controversial new “tax treaties” — agreements with foreign governments to further shred the Fourth Amendment-protected privacy rights of the American people. However, Paul hit back hard, telling Obama, publicly, that Americans' unalienable privacy rights are not “quirky.” Privacy proponents celebrated Paul's “courageous” stand.
A new study released on May 11 by the Pew Research Center indicates that middle-class Americans are losing ground as a share of the population, especially in metropolitan areas.
Last week, Delaware passed legislation to rescind all its existing applications for an Article V constitutional convention (Con-Con), thereby reducing the total number of states on board for a Balanced Budget Amendment Con-Con to 28. Proponents of a BBA Con-Con are now one state further away from reaching their goal of the 34 states required to force Congress to call such a convention.