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SCOTUS Axes Arizona Voter Law; 8th Grader Faces Year In Jail Over NRA Shirt; Muppets Add Inmate; TSA Agent Shouts At Teen For Outfit; And More: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 6-17-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Home Birth May Be Safer Than Hospital Delivery, Says Study

A Dutch study has found that having a baby at home with a midwife is likely safer than going through childbirth in a hospital environment. The study, which was released in English to LiveScience last week, examined the experiences of 146,000 women – 92,000 of whom delivered a child at home, while 54,000 gave birth at […]

TSA Agent Offers Harsh, Creepy Critique Of Teen Girl’s Outfit

TSA Agent Offers Harsh, Creepy Critique Of Teen Girl’s Outfit

A TSA officer at the Los Angeles International Airport allegedly offered an inappropriate, and pretty creepy, critique of a 15-year-old girl’s traveling attire while she was en route to a college tour with a group of high school students over the weekend. Blogger Mark Frauenfelder, recounted the incident on a blog he edits called Boing […]

UPDATE: Prosecutors Not Backing Down From Case Of West Virginia Eighth-Grader Suspended For NRA T-Shirt

A while back, we told you about a West Virginia eighth-grader who wore a National Rifle Association shirt to school and got suspended — and arrested — for peaceably refusing to take it off. He donned the same shirt on his first day back at school following the suspension, and bunch of his classmates who had […]

Prison-Nation America Incarcerates A Muppet

The furry monsters on “Sesame Street,” the children’s show that has been teaching America’s youngsters about the alphabet and kindness for more than four decades, are getting a new friend: one who highlights the harsh reality of flaws in the American justice system. Alex, a hoodie-clad creature with blue hair and a green nose, is […]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter Law That Required Proof Of Citizenship

Proposition 200, Arizona’s 2004 law making it mandatory for would-be voters to provide proof of their citizenship, died before the U.S. Supreme Court today. The Court ruled that Arizona does not command the jurisdiction to set requirements for voting in Federal elections. That jurisdiction, according to a 7-2 majority opinion, belongs to the Feds, as […]

GOP Death Spiral; China Demands Answers On Web Spying; Big Sis Says Says Big Whoop To NSA Scandal; Digging For Hoffa; Composting – Bloomy’s New Nannyism: Monday Morning News Roundup 6-17-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

‘Kitty Heaven’: Ohio ‘Humane’ Officer Shoots Five Kittens As Kids Watch, Mom Pleads

‘Kitty Heaven’: Ohio ‘Humane’ Officer Shoots Five Kittens As Kids Watch, Mom Pleads

Like most people who call the humane society to remove feral dogs and cats, an Ohio couple assumed animal control would simply come and take feral kittens from their yard. They knew that some form of euthanasia would probably end their lives. They weren’t expecting Humane Officer Barry Accorti’s brand of euthanasia, though.

Losing Your Memory? Here Are Five Ways To Stay Sharp

Losing Your Memory? Here Are Five Ways To Stay Sharp

How we live plays a big role in how well our memories function, especially as we begin to age. Thankfully, in many cases, it’s relatively easy to prevent or avoid many of the behaviors and choices that chip away at our cognition and ability to recall information, both recent and from the distant past.

S.C. Man Grows Pot For Sick Wife, Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence

S.C. Man Grows Pot For Sick Wife, Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence

There is little room in America’s criminal justice system for common sense and enforcing laws to occupy the same space. This is especially true when it comes to continuing the extremely flawed War on Drugs, which also happens to be highly profitable for law enforcement agencies.

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