Law (page 98)

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    Expunging Nonviolent Offenses by Minors

    After being heard in the House’s Judiciary B Subcommittee, Senate Bill 397 Expunge Nonviolent Offense by Minor is now one step closer to becoming law. This bill, which was already passed through the Senate, allows for delinquency for Class F or lower felony offenses to be expunged from one’s record…
    Kristin Szafranski, June 14, 2011
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    Margaret Sanger and Eugenics

    By chance I was doing some additional research on eugenics and found this “defense” of Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood) and her association with eugenics.  The following is from Planned Parenthood Affiliates of New Jersey: Although Sanger uniformly repudiated the racist exploitation of eugenics principles, she agreed with…
    Daren Bakst, June 8, 2011
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    House Appropriations Committee

    H.B. 14, Vietnam Veterans and Beirut Memorial Signs, passed H.B 351, Restore Confidence in Government, a bill which is supposed to reduce voter fraud by requiring either a picture I.D., a voter I.D. card or another method of identification (such as a utilities bill) in order to cast a ballot.
    Erin McBrayer, June 7, 2011
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    Overcriminalizing Actions: The Plaxico Burress Example

    As I wrote a couple of years ago, it was absurd that New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress went to jail for illegally carrying a gun in a Manhattan nightclub.  He has just been released from federal prison. He did have a license for the gun in…
    Daren Bakst, June 7, 2011
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    Ridge Law Exemption Proposed: Good for Bigger Government

    North Carolina has a law, known as the Ridge Law, that generally bans construction of most structures over 40 feet along the ridgelines. As I wrote nearly two years ago, wind power advocates are trying to create a special exemption for massive wind turbines. There shouldn’t be a Ridge…
    Daren Bakst, June 6, 2011
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    Sugar in Coffee Lawsuit

    Don’t think we need tort reform? Check out this case from Pennsylvania.  A woman is suing Dunkin Donuts for putting sugar in her coffee when she asked for artificial sweetener.  The lady went into a diabetic shock as a result (allegedly). 1) If sugar is such a big issue…
    Daren Bakst, June 3, 2011
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    Lessons for Lefties: The Legislature

    I have decided to start a new public education campaign for far-left extremists to teach them the basics of government and anything else they may be having problems understanding.  I’d include pictures, but I only have so much time. Today’s lesson: The state legislature.  Click here for today’s reading.
    Daren Bakst, June 3, 2011
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    Racial Justice Act Passes Through Committee

    Senate Bill 9 titled No Discriminatory Purpose in Death Penalty was presented and talked about in great detail in the House Judiciary subcommittee B today. In 2009, the Racial Justice Act was enacted which allowed for a new legal procedure.  This procedure allowed for persons charged with a capital offense…
    Kristin Szafranski, June 1, 2011