Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has reportedly violated the Fourth Amendment by conducting two armed raids on pig farms in the state's Kalkaska and Cheboygan Counties. The incursions, which included six vehicles and 10 armed men, were apparently for the purpose of shooting all the farmers' pigs under the new “Invasive Species Order” (ISO) that has much of declared traditional livestock to be an invasive species.

Controversial legislation making its way through Congress would give the federal government the power to stop Americans who allegedly owe back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from leaving the country. But the questionable amendment to revoke, limit, or deny passports buried inside a massive “transportation” bill — quietly added in by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — is already under fire from numerous experts who say it violates the U.S. Constitution. 

Recently two important and very different pieces of state legislation were introduced, one in Arizona and the other in Delaware, both concerning the constitutional authority of county sheriffs.

The first, HB 2434, was passed by Arizona lawmakers in an attempt to affirm the county sheriffs' authority as sovereign, requiring federal law enforcement officers to notify a sheriff of any action to be carried out in his county. The Tenth Amendment Center said it made "a big statement.” The measure, which passed the state Senate with a 20-8 vote and the House by a margin of 38-17, stated:

Bob McDonnell After inexplicably allowing it to languish on his desk for over a month, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (left) has finally joined the fight against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by agreeing to sign the bill prohibiting Virginia’s military or law enforcement from assisting in the detention of American citizens.

Wyoming has settled a lawsuit with a pro-life group that sued the state after officials removed its pro-life displays from a tunnel leading to the state Capitol. Rich Cathcart, head of the Wyoming State Building Commission, admitted that he had ordered the removal of two poster boards placed in the tunnel by WyWatch Family Action, a state pro-life group, claiming that his office had received complaints about the displays. As reported by the Associated Press, one of the posters included the graphic image of an unborn baby, while the other featured a group of women expressing their regrets about having abortions.

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