Gun-rights groups filed suit against Seattle's gun and ammo tax, but the tax was upheld. On January 4, the plaintiffs sent the lawsuit to a state Court of Appeals for review. A decision is expected by late summer or early fall.
Seven state legislators from Arizona have called upon the attorneys general of the states of Arizona and Nevada to bring legal action against Oregon and federal law-enforcement officials and prosecutors, as well as against the FBI, over the shooting death of Arizona rancher Lavoy Finicum.
The Illinois state legislature unanimously passed a ban on the unwarranted use of Stingray surveillance.
Senators Ron Wyden and Rand Paul are trying to block the Justice Department from easing restrictions on surveillance programs.
In a recent blog post, con-con ringleader Michael Farris blames The John Birch Society for millions of abortions and billions of dollars of national debt.
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.