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SCOTUS Hesitant On Nixing Prop 8, Cyprus Thugs Ready To Impose State Control, Gorbachev Says Putin Has ‘Destroyed’ Progress, Gun Rights Supporter Flips Jim Carrey Autograph To Buy Handgun: Wednesday Morning News Roundup 3-27-2013

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.

California’s Drone Rush

California’s Drone Rush

State agencies in California are working feverishly to declare a large area in the southern portion of the State as a “drone zone” where unmanned aircraft can be tested. They reportedly believe that being on the forefront of drone development will help the financially suffering State stimulate its economy.

SCOTUS Rules Cops Can’t Just Show Up With A Dog And No Warrant

A majority opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court this week frustrated the State of Florida (as well as the Federal government and 26 other States) by ruling that police who bring a sniff dog onto a homeowner’s property and turn up evidence related to the dog’s signaling are conducting a “search” as defined by the 4th Amendment.

That means cops can’t suspect you of growing marijuana in a house, turn up casually at your front door with a dog — you know, just to ask a few questions — and thereafter develop probable cause to search the house, as the dog sniffs around at the front door and begins indicating there’s something illegal inside.

Senate True Conservatives Vow Spirited Fight Against Gun Control

Senate True Conservatives Vow Spirited Fight Against Gun Control

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) have hinted that another old-school filibuster may be in store if lawmakers attempt to push any new gun-control legislation.

Big Sis Eyeing The White House?

Big Sis Eyeing The White House?

Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was coy this week when asked about her Presidential ambitions in 2016. The former Arizona Governor has already received early buzz as a possible 2016 stand-in, should Hillary Clinton decide not to run.

Poll Finds Fading Support For Federal Gun-Grabbing Legislation

Poll Finds Fading Support For Federal Gun-Grabbing Legislation

Mass murders like the December 2012 shooting in Connecticut may provide perverse political fodder for gun-control advocates to push for more restrictive Federal gun-ownership laws; but in the eyes of the American public, it appears their gun-grabbing agenda is losing momentum.

Alabama School Censors ‘Easter’ (The Word) And ‘Egg’ (The Shape) From Easter Egg Hunt Party

An elementary school in Madison, Ala., has managed to go forward with a planned Easter-themed school event while simultaneously banning any mention of the word “Easter.” In the interest of skirting any accusations that they still weren’t going far enough to preserve the appearance of religious diversity, school officials played it safe and went ahead […]

Identity Theft, Student Loan Debt, Gun Control Support Wanes, And Paul May Filibuster Again: Tuesday Morning News Roundup 3-26-2013

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. Identity theft is at an all-time high in the United States; the victims are most often young Americans.   Meanwhile, banks wrote off $3 billion of […]

EPA Empowers Environmental Extremists To Attack American Farmers

EPA Empowers Environmental Extremists To Attack American Farmers

A number of farmers are worried that Environmental Protection Agency records containing personal information about agricultural producers in more than 30 States will be used maliciously by environmental extremists.

Bloomberg Says ‘There Are Certain Times We Should Infringe On Your Freedom’ Ahead Of Anti-NRA Spending Spree

Bloomberg Says ‘There Are Certain Times We Should Infringe On Your Freedom’ Ahead Of Anti-NRA Spending Spree

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to spend far more than the $12 million he’s already spent on ad campaigns castigating Congressmen who’ve paused at the idea that infringing on personal freedoms is unConstitutional.

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