A prosecutor in the Florida case against the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of killing Trayvon Martin said it may be tough to get a conviction. State Attorney Angela Corey, the lead prosecutor in the case against George Zimmerman, pointed to Florida’s “stand-your-ground law,” which allows a person to use deadly force if attacked.
Do you want to know where your State stands regarding gun control? The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has established a scorecard.
Of course, 2nd Amendment supporters and The Brady Campaign differ on what makes a good score. Brady is looking for a high score. For 2nd Amendment supporters, the lower the score the better. The goal is to make your State a red State on The Brady Campaign’s map.
Does the protection of the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures” provided by the 4th Amendment mean information contained on your cellphone is safe from government snoops? No.
A Federal judge ruled that residents of the State needn’t provide a “good and substantial reason” in order to legally obtain a handgun permit, because the 2nd Amendment is substantial enough.
A Muslim judge, an atheist and another Muslim walk into a courtroom — and, nope, this isn’t the beginning of a bad joke. A judge in Pennsylvania dismissed assault charges against a Muslim who allegedly choked an atheist during a Halloween parade because the man offended Islam.
Efforts to force President Barack Obama to prove his eligibility to be President are moving in several States. A complaint in Georgia has moved to the appellate level, and a new complaint was recently filed in Pennsylvania. Cases are also reportedly developing in Mississippi, Alabama and other States.
A 2003 Supreme Court decision, Grutter v. Bollinger, allows for affirmative action to be considered when public universities choose which students to admit. But in the term that begins in October, the Court will hear the case of one white student’s claim that the racial policy kept her from getting a spot in the freshman class at the University of Texas.
On Monday, the highest court in the State of Georgia struck down a law that restricted assisted suicides, siding with a suicide group that said the law was a violation of free speech rights.
This past Friday evening, Obama’s cleaning service cleared out a few more file cabinets. Included in the latest peculiarly timed document dump was an email chain extending to the office of Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry. The electronic exchange began just after midnight the day after Terry was shot.
A group of scientists and doctors who were employed by the Food and Drug Administration are suing the agency after it monitored their personal email. The FDA began monitoring the staffers when they warned Congress that the agency was approving medical devices that they said posed unacceptable risks to patients.