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Supreme Court Rules On Arizona Immigration Law

Supreme Court Rules On Arizona Immigration Law

The Supreme Court has rejected three out of four parts of the Arizona immigration law. The only part not struck down is the section that allows law enforcement to perform immigration checks if the officer has “reasonable suspicion” that a person is in the country illegally.

Neighborhood Bans Children From Drawing On Sidewalks

Neighborhood Bans Children From Drawing On Sidewalks

Summer days used to consist of popsicles, hopscotch and drawing on the sidewalk. But if a homeowner’s association (HOA) in Denver gets its way, sidewalk art will be a thing of the past. The HOA known as Innovations and Courtyard Traditions at Stapleton has temporarily banned any drawing that might hinder the enjoyment of shared spaces.

Uruguay Government Plans To Sell Marijuana

Uruguay Government Plans To Sell Marijuana

In an attempt to lower crime and raise government revenue, Uruguay is planning on legalizing marijuana. If the proposal passes, the Uruguay government would oversee the growth and distribution of the $75 million business.

Retiring Congressman: The Public Is Dumber Now

Retiring Congressman: The Public Is Dumber Now

The people are getting dumber. That was the message from retiring Representative Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) when asked about the difference in cooperation across the aisle in Congress and how it has changed during his 30 years as a lawmaker.

Four Stories About Stupid Gun Laws

Four Stories About Stupid Gun Laws

America’s Founding Fathers held gun ownership in such a high regard that they opted to include it in the country’s Constitution. Here are four things that they knew, that modern anti-gun zealots in the United States and abroad can’t seem to understand.

Adidas Cancels Release Of ‘Slave Shoes’

Adidas Cancels Release Of ‘Slave Shoes’

Adidas has decided not to sell the JS Roundhouse Mid after Jesse Jackson threatened a protest, calling them “slave shoes.” Designer Jeremy Scott says the style was inspired by a cartoon and toy from the 1990s—My Pet Monster. But Jackson thinks racism is behind the design.

Land Of The Inmate

Land Of The Inmate

The United States, land of the free, is home to a staggering 1.6 million State and Federal prisoners. Evidence suggests that government largess—and the profiteers who run the privatized American prisons where 128,195 U.S. inmates reside—may have as much to do with incarceration as crime does.

Berkeley Moves To Reduce Police State

Berkeley Moves To Reduce Police State

The City Council in Berkeley, Calif., has decided to move to do away with some post-9/11 police powers that assault civil liberties. Those powers made it easier for local, State and Federal authorities to spy on citizens and share information.

Professor Critical Of Climate Change Fired

Professor Critical Of Climate Change Fired

Oregon State University refused to renew the contract of chemistry professor Nicholas Drapela. The professor has been openly critical of global warming. Drapela, who has published several textbooks, received the Loyd F. Carter award for outstanding and inspirational teacher in 2004.

Teacher Who Told Student He Could Be Arrested Will Keep Her Job

Teacher Who Told Student He Could Be Arrested Will Keep Her Job

The social studies teacher who became irate earlier in the year when a student asked a question about President Barack Obama will return to educate students. Tanya Dixon-Neely made national news after she told a student that people were arrested for disrespecting former President George W. Bush.

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