Salt Lake County (Utah) Mayor Peter Corroon has announced that for the November election his county will print ballots in Spanish.
But critics have pointed to the propensity of the bilingual ballot provisions to “balkanize” the country by creating regions where “language minorities” will have access to the electoral system denied to others who speak the same language, but live outside of “covered jurisdictions.”
Then there is the problem of discrimination accomplished by provisions purported to fight that very thing. Arbitrary population percentages that trigger the federal act’s mandate of bilingual ballots are an imprecise response to changing demographics and tend to favor Hispanics to the detriment of other ethnicities.
Some have pointed out that this federal favoritism violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment by denying people within covered jurisdictions of the equal protection of the laws.
The Government Accountability Office found that prior to the Department of Health and Human Services' July memorandum granting waivers of welfare work requirements, HHS had consistently held that it did not have the authority to grant such waivers.
During a hearing on a lawsuit challenging the CIA’s persistent stonewalling of a petition seeking details of its death-by-drone program, federal appeals court judges grilled government lawyers on the intelligence agency’s need to keep the scheme secret.
Attorneys representing the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) appeared September 20 before a three-judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals defending a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the CIA for greater information on the policies and procedures guiding its use of drones to kill suspected enemies of the United States
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg predicted Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court will tackle the issue of same-sex marriage some time during the next term, which will begin next month and end in June of next year.
Attorneys representing the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are scheduled to appear today in a federal appeals court in defense of that organization’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the CIA for greater information on its death-by-drone program.
The petition was filed in January 2010 and “seeks to learn when, where and against whom drone strikes can be authorized, and how the U.S. ensures compliance with international laws relating to extrajudicial killings.”
On Monday, September 17, on the 225th anniversary of the signing of the final draft of the Constitution, with a one-page order a lone appeals court judge effectively repealed many of that document’s fundamental protections of individual liberties.
Issued late Monday night, the order written by Judge Raymond Lohier of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily set aside a lower court’s injunction blocking indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The practical effect of Judge Lohier’s stay is the immediate reinstatement of the president’s authority to send the military to apprehend and indefinitely imprison a person suspected of colluding with a terrorist organization to threaten U.S. national security.
A former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA) has released information revealing that the U.S. government has been extracting vast amounts of personal data from its citizens. While working at the agency, NSA whistleblower William Binney managed the development of a covert software program called ThinThread, engineered to address “national security” concerns following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The Constitution may still be living, but it has been buried alive by deceit and sophistry. It may take archaeological tools to unearth the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and resurrect the principles of liberty that inspired them.
A United Nations conference aimed at ridding the world of the "scourge" of privately-owned weapons ended recently and the report of the meeting reveals that despite the failure of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the globalists’ plan to abolish the Second Amendment remains intact in the form of the “Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects” (PoA).
Every day our Republic moves more distant in many ways from that day 225 years ago when 39 of the original 55 delegates signed the Constitution they had begun crafting nearly four months earlier.
No matter how ardent a nationalist, there wasn’t a single representative present at that convention who could have either imagined or approved of a federal government of the size and scope of the present one.