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A Chicago-area Federal Court of Appeals has ruled that schools in Wisconsin have the right to reserve privileges to film local high school sporting events to paying video production companies. Many people believe that because the schools are heavily funded by taxpayer money, this is an assault on the First Amendment.
Early last week, Ron Paul’s base was energized in discussions about mainstream media’s utter disregard for the candidate; now, an appearance in Time Magazine, an attack by Bill O’Reilly and an interview with Lou Dobbs are among the candidate’s surfacing mentions in the mainstream media.
Arizona is suing the U.S. government, questioning the Constitutionality of a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horn said the suit challenged a part of the law that requires Arizona and other jurisdictions to get permission, or “pre-clearance,” from the Justice Department for changes to voting procedures.
Prima Facie is a legal term that translates “on its first appearance” or “at first sight.” This also means self-evident. In other words, if something is prima facie, no inquiry is needed to further investigate. All evidence is contained on the face of a subject. The American people see and interpret prima facie. They do not inquire beyond that which appears as “public” information.
The U.S. Census, in a first of its kind report, has named North Dakota as the top place in the country for successful marriages, reports the Daily Mail. The article notes that States in the South and West often have higher numbers of reported marriages (19 per 1000), though a record number of those also end in divorce (10 per 1000).
According to a Pew Research Center Poll, more than 86 percent of Americans who were polled said that they are frustrated or angry with the Federal government and the work that it has done.
In track, a gun is fired to signal the start of the race. If a runner leaves the block before the starter fires his pistol, it is called jumping the gun. The Republican race for a Presidential nominee seems to have started already, but I want to caution you about jumping the gun. By that, I mean don’t glom onto the candidate flavor-of-the-month until you have vetted him or her properly.
A Gallup poll released on Wednesday puts Texas Governor Rick Perry at the head of the pack for the GOP’s 2012 Presidential nomination with 29 percent of Republicans saying they support the candidate. Following Perry are Mitt Romney, at second with 17 percent, and Ron Paul, at third with 13 percent.