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.
- The U.S. Supreme Court may have sent a signal during Tuesday’s oral arguments that it’s in no hurry to play the role of lawmaker when it comes to overturning California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy cautioned that same-sex marriage advocates are asking the high court to “go into uncharted waters.”
- You knew this was coming: Cyprus is contracting with a giant British security company to deploy guards to control the mobs angry that they’ve been ripped off. State-sanctioned theft and brutality: The system works!
- A candid Mikhail Gorbachev says the reforms he tried to institute after the former Soviet Union dissolved have been “distorted or completely violated, destroyed” under the hawkish Vladimir Putin, a man who thinks the breakup of the USSR was the biggest “geopolitical catastrophe” of the past hundred years.
- One enterprising gun rights supporter (and former Jim Carrey fan) decided he’d had enough of Carrey after watching the actor’s gun-grabbing “Cold Dead Hands” propaganda video. So he put his autographed photo of Carrey up for sale on eBay. His goal? $640 to buy a Glock.