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Legal speculation
Aug 29th, 2010 by Ken Hagler

I won­der if it’s legal to shoot your neigh­bors and then claim self defense on the grounds that they were try­ing to kill you with sleep depri­va­tion?

Lobbyists are mandatory
Aug 5th, 2010 by Ken Hagler

From the August 2010 issue of Rea­son Mag­a­zine:

It’s a dou­ble stan­dard,” Akram Allos, own­er of Sin­bad Café in Dear­born, com­plained to the Detroit Free Press. “Just because we didn’t have a lob­by­ist, why should we have to suf­fer?”

That is why you have to suf­fer, Mr. Allos. Wel­come to the land of the fee and the home of the slave.

Constitution upheld for a change
Aug 4th, 2010 by Ken Hagler

California’s Gay Mar­riage Ban Over­turned.

Today a fed­er­al judge in Cal­i­for­nia
over­turned
that state’s ban on gay mar­riage, rul­ing that it
vio­lates the 14th Amendment’s com­mand that no state may “deny to
any per­son with­in its juris­dic­tion the equal pro­tec­tion of the
laws.” In respon­se to a law­suit filed by sev­er­al same-sex cou­ples,
U.S. Dis­trict Judge Vaughn Walk­er con­clud­ed that Propo­si­tion 8, a
2008 bal­lot ini­tia­tive that amend­ed California’s con­sti­tu­tion to
pro­hibit gay mar­riage, “uncon­sti­tu­tion­al­ly bur­dens the exer­cise of
the fun­da­men­tal right to mar­ry and cre­ates an irra­tional
clas­si­fi­ca­tion on the basis of sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion.”

[Hit and Run]

It’s pret­ty rare for the 14th Amend­ment to be enforced. I sus­pect that if this case had involved any sig­nif­i­cant restraint on gov­ern­ment pow­er, the out­come would have been dif­fer­ent.

Quote of the Day
Aug 4th, 2010 by Ken Hagler

These people are so crooked they screw their socks on in the morning...

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