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SOPA Alternative Introduced

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which would enable the government and copyright holders to demand third parties delete links to foreign websites deemed rogue or dedicated to copyright infringement, has been labeled by critics as an assault on free speech and an underhanded government attempt to censor the Internet.

Cars, Mobile Phones Fair Game For Fed Spies

Warrantless tracking of Americans by law enforcement officials is a hot topic. This week a Federal government lawyer pled the case of warrantless GPS tracking of Americans’ vehicles to the Supreme Court; and a recent article by The Wall Street Journal says your cell phone may be being tracked.

Seeking ‘Tools’ To Use Against Gun Owners

Under fire for lying to Congress about the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder revealed exactly what was behind the government’s policy that resulted in the government letting guns flow into Mexico.

Half Of Americans Support Legal Marijuana

A Gallup poll released on Monday says that half of Americans support the legalization of recreational marijuana use, about four times as many as in the 1970s. The poll took into account age, sex, location and political affiliation.

Appeals Court Strikes Down Heller II

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia last week struck down a challenge to Washington, D.C.’s onerous registration requirements and outright ban on so-called assault weapons and high capacity magazines.

Nanny-State Insanity

Look up insanity in the dictionary and a photo of California and that State’s Governor, Jerry Brown, are probably next to the word. If not, they should be, for there is no other explanation for two recently passed laws in that State.

California: Open Carry Makes People Nervous

In California, a law that allowed for the open-carry of unloaded handguns was overturned on Monday by Governor Jerry Brown. According to a report, the decision stems from complaints from police chiefs and sheriffs in the state who say that open carry makes too many citizens nervous.

When Winning Is Really Losing

For more than a century, we’ve had winners on the left, and winners on the right. And not a single one of them — not one — has followed the Constitution as they were supposed to, and as we at the Tenth Amendment Center demand — every issue, every time, no exceptions and no excuses.

Wisconsin Bull

A Wisconsin judge has ruled that people in that State have no “fundamental right” to consume any food, own or use dairy cows or consume the milk their cows produce, without government permission. Wisconsin is one of the most restrictive States in the nation where the consumption of raw milk is concerned.

Court: Elementary Children Entitled To Religious Free Speech

A free speech case that has been in litigation for nine years was resolved by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week; the ruling was in the favor of freedom of speech for children. The case involved students and families, represented by the Liberty Institute, who were denied their free speech rights and who were discriminated against because their speech was religious in nature.

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